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New Writing in the Sciences Website Offers Practical Writing Guidance

New resources that can help improve science writing are now available on the Writing in the Sciences (WITS) website. The website provides science researchers and post-secondary students with practical guidance on how to use clarity and precision in scientific writing through online, self-directed modules. 

The Writing Research Articles module walks readers through a detailed approach for writing a scientific research article. With strategies for outlining key components and mapping individual sections, this module will help writers create a research article that is clear, well-organized, and precise. 

Another module, Storytelling in Science Writing, focuses on storytelling techniques. Using proven captivating storytelling techniques from the world of film and TV such as storyboarding, the module shows how to tell a compelling story that will engage any audience and effectively communicate research. 

Check back throughout the fall and winter semesters for additional content, such as interviews with professional science communicators about how to write for a variety of audiences. 

The WITS project is a collaboration between Dr. Sarah Gibbons and Dr. Jodie Salter of Writing Services, Dr. Georgia Mason of the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare, and Kimberly Sheppard. This project was made possible by an NSERC Science Communication Skills Training Grant. 

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