Discovering Science: Science Writing (FutureLearn)

Discovering Science: Science Writing (FutureLearn)
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Discovering Science: Science Writing (FutureLearn)
What science discoveries will you choose to write about? Without science writing, science could not really exist. By recording experiments and publishing the results of studies and discoveries, scientists can share their important work, and find an engaged audience. Science writing takes many forms: from press releases to video scripts. You’ll learn about different types of science writing, and look at the factors which you need to consider to write a story.

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You’ll discover how to gather accurate information and relevant opinions as well as tips on how to conduct a successful interview.

This course is part of the Discovering Science program, which will enable you to learn about the extraordinary world of everyday chemistry, and earn 10 credits from the University of Leeds.


Syllabus


Week 1: Exploring the science story

Week 2: Science in the news


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Explain what science writing is and identify different types.

- Identify how to source examples of science writing and evaluate them.

- Evaluate how science is communicated through the media.

- Identify how to define an audience, angle and the top-line in science writing.

- Demonstrate how to structure a narrative.

- Identify the appropriate use of reporting and interviewing techniques.

- Develop a news article, blog post or video script.

- Reflect on the power of science blogs and videos as communication tools.


Who is the course for?

The course is suitable for anyone with a general interest in science; no previous knowledge or experience is required.

If you are working in the field of science and would like to practice and improve your science writing skills, this course is designed to support you as a professional. By completing all aspects of the course you will have achieved 10 hours of CPD time.



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64.00 EUR
No previous knowledge or experience is required, just an interest in science writing.

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