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Making Sense of the Science

Lecture 1
Introduction
Explanation of reader expectation theory
Discussion of the purposes of scientific writing
"Reader Energy" and the act of interpretation

Lecture 2
Introduction 4 stages of writing
Explanation of reader expectation theory
Discussion of the purposes of scientific writing
"Reader Energy" and the act of interpretation

Lecture 3
Language and Clarity (audio only)
Focus: Reader expectations for the structures of sentences
Goals: Making clear cause and effect
Assigning (and hiding) responsibility

Lecture 4
Language and Clarity (continued-audio only)
Focus: Reader expectations for the structures of sentences
Goals: Making clear cause and effect
Assigning (and hiding) responsibility
Using the active and passive voice in science

Lecture 5
Clarity and cohesiveness focus : Beginnings of sentences (Topic Position)
Goals: Indicating perspective
Establishing context
Unburdening readers
Linking backwards

Lecture 6
Cohesiveness and emphasis focus : Beginnings of sentences (Topic Position)
Goals: Creating emphasis
Signaling importance
Judging appropriate sentence length
Creating cohesive passages

Lecture 7
Cohesiveness and emphasis (continued)
Goals: Creating emphasis
Signaling importance
Judging appropriate sentence length
Creating cohesive passages

Lecture 8
Competing emphasis focus : sentences containing more than one clause
Goals: Weighing evidence
Delivering judgements

Lecture 9
Review wrap up




 
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