Episode 3

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11th Sep 2020

S.2 Ep.3 - Rhetoric

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.

Interested in learning more?

Visit our YouTube channel for a quick lesson in applying rhetoric: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxuRS8_BvCY&t=9s

Learn about logical fallacies: https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/

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About the Podcast

It's going to be all write
Discussions about scientific and academic writing with Niklas and Clay
Niklas and Clay want to make scientific and academic writing enjoyable. We're Academic Writing Advisors at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and we're sharing our ideas and experiences about scientific writing. Our goal is to demystify writing processes, share tips to improve writing practices, and explore our own thoughts on challenges and opportunities in the field of academic communication for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students.

About your hosts

Clayton Gouin

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Clayton is a Ph.D candidate and Senior Writing Advisor at the NMBU Writing Centre

Niklas Mintorovitch

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Niklas is the NMBU Writing Centre Coordinator