Frequently Asked Questions
The terms course and workshop are interchangeable in the answers below.
How will I-RITE/I-SPEAK benefit me?
I-RITE/I-SPEAK is more than a writing program. You will also
learn what it takes to communicate complex work to a lay audience, quickly
and succinctly. These are skills critical for successful job talks,
cover letters, grant applications, and communications with colleagues
outside of your discipline and the mass media.
Prior participants have told us that they continue to
use the general skills learned in I-RITE in their everyday communication
Will I be able to retain copyrights to original material
contained in my statements?
The author owns the copyright which exists automatically
once the statement is typed, printed, sent via e-mail, or posted to
the I-RITE/I-SPEAK website. There is no need to formally apply for a copyright.
By completing the I-RITE/I-SPEAK program, the author agrees to
the posting of his/her statement on the I-RITE/I-SPEAK website. The website
will make clear that these statements can be reproduced and distributed
in whole or in part by anyone as long as they are not used for commercial
purposes and that full attribution is given to the copyright holder
- that is, the author -- and the I-RITE/I-SPEAK program.
Last modified April 2007