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Online Course

Discovering Science: Science Writing

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

Overview

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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.

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

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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Reviews

4.3 rating, based on 18 reviews

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  • William Twaddell completed this course.

    Coming from a strong background as a university Academic Writing teacher, I already knew some of the same shared basic information presented here. Deciding what the subject is, who is the target audience, their level of understanding are, I believe, commonly...
  • Adeline G Khaw AiGuat completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I personally feel it's an interesting and informative course for those who likes to explore writing. There are a few methods mentioned in the course materials that we can apply in our own writing . I appreciate that. However, due to my personal constraints at the moment, I haven't yet able to share my writing here at the comments section. I would try to do so when ready.. thank you very much to FutureLearn, University and Prof.. sincerely, Adeline G Khaw AiGuat.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Scientists do so many experiments and they get results . Finally, their products come to the common people's hand and the people want to understand what they made and how they did it . The explanation of science to the people from all the field is called science writing . It is the best course to understand the writing of scientific stories , news and video making . Very useful . "Understand and make them understand".
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Another good course in the Discovering Science series from Leeds University. It is not a requirement to be a scientist to follow the course (although it may help) but rather the course teaches communication at various levels and that is important, whatever the subject matter. The course also helps to learn about researching a topic.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course has opened my mind to an area I wasn't even thinking I could explore and even perform well. It was perfectly delivered within just two weeks. I already have a plan to start a science blog. Thanks to this course and the educators.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I have completed 'Science Writing' and really liked it. It was brief and to-the-point. It was designed efficiently. I felt like I learned a lot in small amount of time. It has motivated me to join other courses from 'Discovering Science'.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I really enjoyed the course. It give a solid background for scientific writing. I practiced the reading of news and scientific stories. Also, I practiced writing a blog.
    it provide alot of sources to catch during learning
  • Anonymous
    Great course on how to research and construct a science article, I would recommend this of anyone just starting, or thinking about science writing, or anyone who is just interested and wants to know more. Thanks.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I have almost completed the course and find it interesting, with lots of useful information, practical tips and exercises. I would recommend to to everyone who is interested in the basics of science writing.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I enjoyed this course - I have nearly finished and it encouraged me to take the time to think about the writing as well as considering content in areas I wouldn't normally. Thank you Uni Leeds.
  • Asmaa Ali

    Asmaa Ali completed this course.

    I completed this an effective course. I was lucky to join it as it provides me with main knowledge and good examples for scientific writing apart from the academic scientific rules.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    a very good course for beginners, covering all aspects of science writing,supporting study material is very useful,now enthusiats may write on scientific topics successfully.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Really enjoyed this course. It was well paced, informative and varied. I took many notes, and the class gave an opportunity to use some of the modules in practice.
  • Anonymous
    Really helpful course for people who want to pursue scientific writing. Very well curated and researched study material. I enjoyed working on this course a lot.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    A great course which was well structured and covered the topic well. The sections for individual exercises and research really helped to consolidate learning.
  • Srishti Singh

    Srishti Singh completed this course.

    This course is one of the best course I've learned online. I wanna thank the entire team of 'Discovering science for creating such a masterpiece'.
  • Harbans Marway

    Harbans Marway completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    This course provides a solid background for science writing and what avenues you can pursue with it. I'd recommend it.
  • Aurora Xu completed this course.

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