Category: Communication

Why do people blow the punchline in scientitic talks? The destructive effect of acknowledgements slides

Reblog from Writing in Science There are great points made in this blog post on the use of acknowledgements in talks.  This blog generally has great advice. “Last words are our strongest. That’s why the punchline comes at the end

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Reblog: Science Writing – Academically & Creatively

To continue on the theme of my last post on communication, writing is also a challenge many of us face.  Here is a nice blog from Scientific American on the topic.  For me, I’ve had to stay home on Thursdays

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Ten guidelines for effective data visualization in scientific publications

I used to teach a class in data visualization because I was frustrated with the quality of graphics in student work and that I was seeing in papers I was reviewing for journals.  I just saw an article from my

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Let my dataset change your mindset

A couple of weeks ago at our bi-weekly soils group meeting we were reviewing posters for presentation at the FREC graduate research symposium.  At some point we got on the general topic of data presentation.  Kevin mentioned the work of

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Me, Myself, and Muse

Telling a story of course isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to scientific writing.  The story part of a scientific paper, for example the discussion or intro, can be a real challenge.  Today I was catching up on my

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Tell me a story

One of my favorite podcasts to listen to is Radiolab. I think they do a great job of explaining the wonder of a science in a way that is entertaining and relevant. Naturally, when the topic of creating the “story”

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