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Arola, Kristin, Sheppard, Jennifer, and Ball, Cheryl. Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects. New York: Burton, 2014. Print.

  • The authors of this book are all respected scholars, and all are professors at universities.

Arola, Kristin- Washington State University.

Sheppard, Jennifer- New Mexico State University.

Ball, Cheryl- West Virginia University.

  • This book was useful in my research project because it has a section on knowing your audience. This idea gets brought up within my argument.

Jackson, Alex. “Communicating Science to the Public-and to Other Scientists.” Scientific American Global RSS. N.p., 10 Feb. 2014. Web. 04 Dec. 2014.

  • Marcus du Sautoy is a respected mathematician and scientist. He is the professor for Public Understanding of Science and a professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. He is known for his efforts in popularizing mathematics and has been named by The Independent on Sunday as one of the UK’s leading scientists. He was a recipient of the London Mathematical Society’s prestigious Berwick Prize in 2001, which is awarded every two years to reward the best mathematical research by a mathematician under forty. Du Sautoy writes for the Times and the Guardian and has presented numerous television and radio programs, including The Story of Maths, School of Hard Sums and The Code. He is also the author of many academic articles and books including the best-selling The Music of the Primes and The Num8er My5teries: A Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life.
  • Du Sautoys opinions and findings were very beneficial to my research project because he has spent lots of time accessing the very problems that I am inquiring about. Not only that, he is one of the few that has made efforts in reducing these language barriers, and has been successful with his methods.

Squires, Nick. “Italian Scientists Cleared of failing to Predict L’Aquila Earthquake.” The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group, 08 June 0047. Web. 05 Dec. 2014.

  • This article is about what happened to the seven geologists that were put on trial in L’Aquila, Italy. This article provides a brief summary of the natural disaster that took place, why these scientists were put on trial, and what the verdict of their charges were.
  • I used this article because the fact that these scientist were put on trial proves that the public holds unrealistic expectations of the scientific community, and that there are definite language barriers between the scientific community and the public.

Translating Science: Does It Still Have A Place In Science Communication? | The SA Incubator, Scientific American Blog Network.” Scientific American Global RSS. N.p., 17 Jan. 2013. Web. 05 Dec. 2014.

  • This is an article provided by Nathan Sanders, a PhD student at Harvard University, of his scientific findings on supernovas. Sanders explains the difference from how he would describe these findings to a normal person vs. how he would describe the events to an astronomy colleague.
  • This article was so important for my research project because Sanders gives a great description of the language barriers that exist within the scientific community.

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