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Communicating with a Public Audience

What is a public audience? A public audience is a group of listeners with a wide range of educational, cultural, and social backgrounds. Public audiences...

Scientific Posters & Platforms

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Poster Presentations

A poster is a hybrid form of scientific communication. A poster has the advantages of both personal and written communication. The researcher can interact personally...

Writing a Convincing Proposal

Why learn to write a proposal??? Proposal writing will be a part of your scientific career. Most graduate programs require grad students to write a...

Abstracts

May be informative or descriptive. Descriptive (or indicative) abstracts serve as a table of contents for the article but do not summarize it. An example...

Use of Graphics in Research Reports and Oral Presentations

Remember your ultimate goal of presentation and publication throughout your experiment: Think about effective composition. Notice effective communication messages when you see them in daily...

The IMRAD Format

The IMRAD format mimics the scientific method. How does each section work with the others to present your scientific activity?

Scientific Publications: Sharing Your Work

To share your work, you must communicate your science to others. Informal communications and some formal communications achieve this goal on a limited level, but...

Scientific Writing Conventions

To write well for science (and to get a good grade in this course!) you must consider three characteristics of your document: Organization Content Correct...

Discourse within the Scientific Community

The Socialization Process The process of socialization into your particular branch of science involves learning the subject matter as well as learning how to think...