Better science through rhetoric: A new model and pilot program for training graduate student science writers
Date of Original Version
Graduate programs in the sciences offer minimal support for writing, yet there is an increasing need for scientists to engage with the public and policy makers. To address this need, the authors describe an innovative, cross-disciplinary, National Science Foundation (NSF)–funded training program in rhetoric and writing for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) graduate students and faculty at the University of Rhode Island. The program offers a theory-driven, flexible, scalable model that could be adopted in a variety of institutional contexts.
Technical Communication Quarterly
Druschke, Caroline G., Nedra Reynolds, Jenna Morton-Aiken, Ingrid E. Lofgren, Nancy E. Karraker, and Scott R. McWilliams. "Better science through rhetoric: A new model and pilot program for training graduate student science writers." Technical Communication Quarterly 27, 2 (2018): 175-190. doi:10.1080/10572252.2018.1425735.