Event Recounts and Public Engagement are types of writing that help you to think about your own or other people's wants and needs, and to explain things you are studying in a way that non-specialists can understand.
The Primary Purpose of these assignments is Writing for Oneself and Others.
Try this task to find out more about Writing for Oneself and Others.
What does Writing for Oneself and Others mean?
Listen to the discussion between a student (S) and a lecturer (L) and use the words given to fill in the blanks. You can listen to the recording above as many times as you want and you can pause it if you need more time to put the answers into the spaces.
S: So what do you mean by writing for oneself and others?
L: Well, when you are writing for oneself and others you are really writing about people or for people. You 're either writing about what motivates people and why they behave the way they do – this could be yourself, or it could be someone else – or you're writing for people so that they can understand what you have studied. They may not have studied the same field as you, but you write about what you have learned in a way that is easier for them to understand.
S: So I'm explaining things to myself and other people then.
L: Yes, that's right.