Thinking about entering this year’s Tweet Your Thesis competition? We’ve asked last year’s winners for their advice and top tips to help you craft that prize-winning tweet!
Ari’s top tips
- Assume your audience is not familiar with your subject area, so try to avoid acronyms or subject-specific vocab
- An eye-catching photo can draw attention. If you’ve not got any you can find freely-usable images on Unsplash, Pexels, and Pixabay
- Using whitespace to break up big blocks of text makes it easier to scan, and can make your narrative easier to follow
You can find Ari on Twitter @aricooperdavis
Kate Sansum, PGR in the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre – 2nd Place
Kate’s top tips
- Keep the message clear and simple. Imagine you are explaining your research to a child/teenager as this helps to ensure anyone can understand what your thesis is about
- Use emojis to help save characters when you are over the limit
- Add a relevant and engaging GIF or photo to supplement the information in your text
You can find Kate on Twitter @KateSansum.