Science is commonly seen as a neutral, objective account of research studies, however science and scientific communication is also about convincing an audience. In this episode, Niklas and Clay discuss the subtle and overt ways that rhetoric is applied to scientific and academic writing in order to persuade audiences. Rhetoric is a useful tool in science, because new evidence and perspectives are always being introduced to add to, counter, or replace older ideas, theories and evidence.
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Visit our YouTube channel for a quick lesson in applying rhetoric: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxuRS8_BvCY&t=9s
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