Good communication matters in all things science — but scientists aren’t always keen

(Kara Oosterhuis/RealAgriculture)

Good science communication tells a clear story. Taking a science communications class was a requirement of my MSc program at the University of Saskatchewan, and it has turned out to be a skill that I use every day. One of the most important things I learned in that class is that communicating science can be difficult and it takes practice. Joshua Schimel, who wrote Writing Science, said that successfully communicating as a scientist isn’t simply a function of the quality of ideas, but the language used to describe them. I’m sure many other scientists have said the same thing about scientific…

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