ACE Week - Communicating scientific information in writing

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This event is part of the School of Social Sciences' ACE week and open to School of Social Sciences undergraduate students only.

Any scientific project presents two categories of obstacles: that of solving the immediate experimental problem, and that of describing the resulting solutions in terms that are both comprehensive and comprehensible. In most of your education the explicit focus has been on the former problem.

In this short session we'll take some time out for the latter. We'll see how the principles of good writing arise from principles of psychology. That is, how the structure of sentences, paragraphs and narratives can be optimised so as not to overtax a reader's short-term memory, attention, and processing speed.

We'll spend some time on formats of experimental reports and proposals which will come in handy for your projects both at this university and in your further employment and education.

  • From: Thursday 4 February 2016, 11 am
  • To: Thursday 4 February 2016, 1 pm
  • Location: NEWLT6, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

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Event details

This event is for Social Sciences undergraduate students as part of ACE Week, which is your chance to:

  • explore your chosen subject through a range of activities
  • debate topics relevant to your subject with Social Sciences students from other courses and years
  • engage with a range of extra curricular activities to complement your studies and future career.

Communicating scientific information in writing

Any scientific project presents two categories of obstacles: that of solving the immediate experimental problem, and that of describing the resulting solutions in terms that are both comprehensive and comprehensible. In most of your education the explicit focus has been on the former problem.

In this short session we'll take some time out for the latter. We'll see how the principles of good writing arise from principles of psychology, that is, how the structure of sentences, paragraphs, and narratives can be optimised so as not to overtax a reader's short-term memory, attention, and processing speed.

We'll spend some time on formats of experimental reports and proposals which will come in handy for your projects both at this university and in your further employment and education.

What you need to check before attending the event

  • Are you studying on BA (Hons) Social Work? You will still have scheduled teaching, seminars or you will be on placement. You are very welcome to attend our ACE Week events that do not clash with your scheduled teaching.

Want to join the conversation about ACE Week? Use #aceweek

Booking information

This event is free to attend but places are limited so we recommend you book your place as soon as possible.

Please click on the Add to basket button above and complete the short online booking process to reserve your place.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Matthew Belmonte for more information.

The School of Social Sciences reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event in unexpected staff absence.

Location details

Room/Building:

NEWLT6, Newton building, Main Entrance

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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