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Discovering Science

Science Writing

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. You can use the hashtag #FLsciwriting to talk about this course on social media.Topics CoveredExamine the different forms science writing can take, and the sources for finding out about science. Examine the factors to consider when preparing to write your own science story, such as the angle, who your audience is, and why they will be interested in a story. Understand how to structure a narrative. Examine the different components you need to write for news articles, press releases and blogs, such as the headline for a news article. Understand the importance of balance in a news story and how to achieve it. Explore how to use video stories to communicate scientific information to different audiences. Explore interviewing techniques to use before and during a broadcast. Write a news article, blog post or video script; and review and comment on the work of other learners.








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University of Leeds

Rating 3.5 based on 2 ratings
Length 2 weeks
Effort 5 hours per week
Starts Dec 3 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $44
From University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Instructors Paul Taylor, Martin McPhillie
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags C R Science, Engineering & Maths

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FutureLearn

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University of Leeds

Rating 3.5 based on 2 ratings
Length 2 weeks
Effort 5 hours per week
Starts Dec 3 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $44
From University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Instructors Paul Taylor, Martin McPhillie
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags C R Science, Engineering & Maths