Storytelling for scientists

Building a narrative is an important tool for science communication, but it’s rarely taught in science education.

This is the classic plot structure for creative writing most of us learn in school.

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In science, you’re often taught the hourglass structure for writing papers.

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But they’re more related than it looks. If you turn the classic plot structure on its side, it’s easy to see how science papers follow a story!

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© Manu Saunders 2018