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Science & Technological Literacy -- STL100: Scientific Writing for Non-Science Audience

Course Research Guide -- Integrated Science & Technology: Matter, Energy, Life, and Systems
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Writing about Scientiific Topics for Popular or Nonscience Audience

 Writing for Non-Scientist Reader

 Some tips from article:

  • Get feedback on preliminary versions of ht epaper from non-experts
  • Vital to maintain reader's confidence, which begins lower than in other audiences. Raise it at the start by reassuring reader that the article is designed for non-experts, and keep it high
  • Use as few technical terms as you can, and define them explicitly where they first appear; context is not enough
  • Use plenty of analogies; effective ones are always imagistic and made with things familiar to non-scientists

 
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 5 tips for writing popular science: Learn the art of conveying complexity to the general reader

Sullivan, Charles, and Cameron M. Smith. "5 tips for writing popular science: Learn the art of conveying complexity
      to the general reader." Writer 119.7 (2006): 23-25. Academic Search Elite. EBSCO. Web. 14 Dec. 2017.