week13: Clarity in Scientific Explanations

Coming across as a logical, scientifically-minded person is crucial if your presentation is to be taken seriously by any audience, regardless of how specialist they are themselves. You will not be an expert in your field in your early years as researchers, but you must present yourself as fulfilling the role of a egood scientistf. This is perhaps most obvious in how you structure and present each individual section of your talk. Making use of appropriate esignpostf words helps greatly in guiding your audience through your ideas and results, and gives the impression of a good, solid piece of research that has been well thought-through. This unit will help guide you in creating logical and clear explanations for presenting your work.