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Free, online Stanford course on science writing opens this week

The School of Medicine has launched its fourth free MOOC (massive open online course), this one called SciWrite: Writing in the Sciences. The eight-week course is being taught by Stanford's Kristin Sainani, PhD, and aims to turn scientists into more effective writers. Topics range from issues in publication and peer review to communicating science for lay audiences, and this week's focus is on "principles of effective writing (cutting unnecessary clutter)."

You can join the class through its webpage.

Previously: Can massive open online courses change health care?, A call to fix the “crisis of communication” in science, Challenging scientists to better communicate their ideas to the
, Want to become a better science communicator? Try explaining science to a child and A conversation about the importance of conveying complex scientific concepts to broad audiences

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