Writing about Scientiific Topics for Popular or Nonscience Audience
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
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.