Meeting Overview

At your SciSnack group meetings, it is a good idea to have an overview of where the snackers are in the writing process. This encourages progress and helps to remind everyone about the topics that are being considered.

We suggest that snackers follow a simple progression. At the first meeting, a member presents a writing idea (the ‘idea stage’) and gets feedback about what they might want to include. At the next meeting, the member presents a paragraph structure for their snack (the ‘writing stage’), and gets feedback on the flow of ideas, topic sentences and stress sentences. At the third meeting, the snacker will have hopefully completed a decent draft that he or she will read out to the rest of the group (the ‘reading stage’). At this point, the rest of the group will give feedback for improvement so that the snack can soon be published online. This discussion might be structured based on David Schultz’s Funnel Model, which you can hear about here.

For the people chairing the meetings, you might want to use a form like the one below to log snackers progress (click on the “ClimateSnack Meeting Overview” icon to access the PDF template).

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