Unit 3 | Module 4

Explaining your potential impact.

In this part of the curriculum you will explore how ensure that you articulate the impact of your work and couch it within the right rhetorical structures.

Impact Statements

Whether you are writing your grant or paper, it is important for the field to know why you work is important and how it relates to prior work. When you are writing a grant, this is important to communicate to your reviewers. When you are writing a paper, this section helps you to explain the relevance of your work to the field.

Here are some resources that can get you started on thinking about impact statements:

Rhetorical appeals

Another Writer's Craft paper that provides some insights to this is "Using rhetorical appeals to credibility, logic, and emotions to increase your persuasiveness" by Dr. Lara Varpio.

Read it here: