This month, the Lifeology SciComm Program has a new SciComm course to help you keep simplicity and engagement in mind when you’re telling a science story! Continue reading to learn more about the course and an upcoming webinar on storytelling. You can also read what the creators of this month’s course have to say about the creative process toward the end of the post.
Screenshot of a card from the “How to keep your science writing simple and engaging” course.
About the Course
“How to keep your science writing simple and engaging” brings you on a journey with Sam, a scientist who just discovered a passion for writing for the public. They find it more difficult than they originally thought to make their science writing simple yet still fun.
So they go on a journey to talk to friends, colleagues and other writing experts. Learn more with Sam in the course now! Some strategies include removing jargon, considering the reading level of the audience, and using stories! Everyone can relate to stories, but how do you write a good one?
Have you ever read a good book or article on the internet that made you forget everything else you were thinking about? While you are reading, you are completely engrossed in the content. Maybe you even begin to picture what the writer is talking about in your own head. What about the writing kept you so engaged?
Sam reminisces on the way stories make them feel, and they are eager to learn how they can keep their readers engaged, too. Sam learns that they must keep their story focused so that it builds toward the main point of the story. To do this, they must consider the parts of the story and how they fit together. They also have to focus on making the storytelling an experience for the reader with engaging characters who reveal their emotions and go through some type of inner change.