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a drafting strategy

a drafting strategy | Science Communication | Scoop.it

I think there are lots of ways to get scholarly authoring done and there are lots of ways for it to look and read. I always feel pretty uncomfortable when I see people writing about academic writing saying “do this”, “always do it this way”, “never do that” …It’s in the spirit of this-is-just-one-approach, try-it-and-see-if-it works-for-you, that I offer this drafting strategy.

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One good suggestion to approach the writing process: first draft - write for the writer (yourself); second draft (and longest) - revision of draft 1 - write for the reader; third draft - revision of the draft 2 - write for publication.

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What Is Elegance in Science?

What Is Elegance in Science? | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Patrick House considers what it means for a scientific theory or experiment to be “elegant.”
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Elegance in science: sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn´t
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Chemistry Ph.D. Student Turned Her Thesis Into a Comic Book

Chemistry Ph.D. Student Turned Her Thesis Into a Comic Book | Science Communication | Scoop.it
A chemistry Ph.D. student wanted to make her thesis more accessible to her friends and family, so she turned it into a comic book.
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To read - seems to be interesting
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8 Myths About Public Understanding of Science » American Scientist

8 Myths About Public Understanding of Science » American Scientist | Science Communication | Scoop.it
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"Many scientists harbor misperceptions about the public, ones that help exacerbate miscommunications."
Here are eight common myths

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The engaging researcher

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"This booklet highlights some of the many ways [scientists] can engage with the public, offers practical tips for getting started and explores how public engagement can benefit [scientists themselves], [their] research, and the public with whom [they] engage"

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Scientists: Engage the Public!

Scientists: Engage the Public! | Science Communication | Scoop.it

Scientists must communicate about science with public audiences to promote an understanding of complex issues that we face in our technologically advanced society. Some scientists may be concerned about a social stigma or “Sagan effect” associated with participating in public communication. Recent research in the social sciences indicates that public communication by scientists is not a niche activity but is widely done and can be beneficial to a scientist’s career. There are a variety of approaches that scientists can take to become active in science communication.

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A plea from the microbiologists themselves

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Public Engagement by Researchers

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Key findings in the Wellcome Trust report "Exploring barriers to public engagement by UK researchers"

See full report here: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/About-us/Publications/Reports/Public-engagement/WTP060031.htm

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Self Correction | The Scientist Magazine®

Self Correction | The Scientist Magazine® | Science Communication | Scoop.it
What to do when you realize your publication is fatally flawed
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Science needs the freedom to constantly change its mind — David P Barash — Aeon Essays

Science is not a ‘body of knowledge’ – it’s a dynamic, ongoing reconfiguration of knowledge and must be free to change
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Storytelling and Science Communication

Storytelling and Science Communication | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Humans love stories We are living in an era of diminished attention spans triggered by the rise of social media The storytelling device can be an important tool for science communicators Ah… the na...

Via Karen McKee
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(see also references within)

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Opinion: Pay-to-Play Publishing | The Scientist Magazine®

Opinion: Pay-to-Play Publishing | The Scientist Magazine® | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Online scientific journals are sacrificing the quality of research articles to make a buck.
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The Myth of Basic Science - WSJ

The Myth of Basic Science - WSJ | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Does scientific research drive innovation? Not very often, argues Matt Ridley: Technological evolution has a momentum of its own, and it has little to do with the abstractions of the lab.
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A lot to think about on the relation between science and technology. (And some on the current practice of papers and patents and how they affect innovation) Via JBS
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Funny Things Peer-Reviewers Are Saying Behind Your Back | Labcoat Life | Learn Science at Scitable

Funny Things Peer-Reviewers Are Saying Behind Your Back | Labcoat Life | Learn Science at Scitable | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Peer-reviewers are a pain. After weeks or months of perfecting that manuscript, count on peer-reviewers to make you feel suicidal or (if they are in a good mood) condemn you to your computer for frantic rewriting and editing.
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4 simple steps to growing usage for your article: A guide to Kudos | Exchanges

4 simple steps to growing usage for your article: A guide to Kudos | Exchanges | Science Communication | Scoop.it
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A platform to help authors disseminate their published article to a wider audience via the web (and keep track of their impact)

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It's not just you: science papers are getting harder to read

It's not just you: science papers are getting harder to read | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Papers from 2015 are a tougher read than some from the nineteenth century — and the problem isn't just about words, says Philip Ball.
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Research integrity: Don't let transparency damage science

Research integrity: Don't let transparency damage science | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Stephan Lewandowsky and Dorothy Bishop explain how the research community should protect its members from harassment, while encouraging the openness that has become essential to science.
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Looking at both sides
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Outreach: Science festivals preach to the choir : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

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Not really a novelty but still worth reflecting

See reference on evaluation efforts here: http://jcom.sissa.it/sites/default/files/documents/JCOM_1403_2015_C05.pdf

 

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Short training courses in science communication Why? To whom? What?

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Three things every medical writer should know about statistics

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Science: Not just for scientists

Science: Not just for scientists | Science Communication | Scoop.it
In a landmark essay to mark the relaunch of the British Science Association, Chief Executive Imran Khan argues that science is too important to be left to scientists alone
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The Role of Scientists in Public Debate | Wellcome Trust

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The 9 kinds of physics seminar

The 9 kinds of physics seminar | Science Communication | Scoop.it
As a public service, I hereby present my findings on physics seminars in convenient graph form.  In each case, you will see the Understanding of an Audience Member (assumed to be a run-of-the-mill ...
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Peer review in 2015: A global view

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A must read

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What's So Special About Science (And How Much Should We Spend on It?)

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"The returns from basic research are large, but they are not very appropriable. The nature of basic research is that its results flow to the rest of the world."

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The Pitfalls of Visual Representations

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Includes a "Guide of Questions to Ask Regarding Visual Representation Pitfalls"

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Nature - Anxiously awaiting a first decision on your... | Facebook

Anxiously awaiting a first decision on your paper? Already published and looking for new ways to share your work? Check out our Author Tips site and...

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Besides the tips, this page includes data on how researchers are using social media.
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