Intro to Science Writing

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Intro to Science Writing

2 to 30 November 2021 (Tuesdays) 12 Noon to 1:00 PM ET (GMT-4; GMT-5 after 7 November)

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 28 October 2021

Description:

This science writing course will help attendees develop an appreciation for the importance of effective communication to the process and progress of science; they will acquire the basic skills necessary to begin the work of “translating” science into non-technical language and you will have the opportunity to think “big” about science and its impact on society. Throughout the duration of the course, participants will have the opportunity to apply what they learn in each session to their writing.

Objectives:

  • Identify what science writing is and is not
  • Explore the fundamental tools of science writing
  • Practice using the tools of science writing
  • Workshop writing samples to hone skills

Intended audience: Technical writer looking to expand into science writing and writers looking for an introduction to science writing.

Session 1: What is science writing?

Session 2: Translating science

Session 3: Talking with scientists

Session 4: Writing a story

Session 5: Optional session to be announced

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