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What makes a good Science communicator?

Scientists write, among other things, to inform the public, to persuade government and industry to fund research, and to communicate results, innovations and discoveries to fellow academics, industry, and public audiences. Whatever the form of communication used – oral presentation, report, academic paper, website or news item – the good Science writer:

  • thinks objectively and thoroughly
  • researches carefully
  • keeps good records and notes
  • writes clearly, concisely and accurately
  • considers the background of the audience
  • uses the appropriate format for the type of writing involved
  • presents the material neatly
  • takes care to acknowledge all sources of information.
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