ERIC Number: ED154345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Scientific Writing Beyond the Textbook.
Randall, Alice F.
In contrast to the rigid forms of scientific textbooks and research reports, the examples of scientific writing discussed in this paper demonstrate a regard for human values within science and provide a rationale for introducing students to a variety of scientific writing as part of their educational experience. The paper states that not all scientific thought or writing is technical or difficult to understand, and that in fact, the wide range of purposes, structures, and styles in scientific writing is something that high school and college students should learn to appreciate. The paper suggests that by reading beyond the science textbook, students will discover that scientists are not a race apart, unconcerned about the effects of their work on others, but that they wield their enormous power only at the will of society, and that conscientious scientists strive to communicate. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (21st, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 26-29, 1977)