"Making Sense of the Science"

Sokendai
'Making Sense of the Science'
with Judith A. Swan PhD.
Princeton Writing Program, Princeton University

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Lecture 4 - Language and Clarity (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

Part 1- Time 11:27

Part 2- Time 9:23

Part 3- Time 8:52

Part 4- Time 12:11

Part 5- Time 9:27

Part 6- Time 9:46

Part 7- Time 13:06

Part 8- Time 10:41

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