Thursday, September 17, 2009

Starting your blog

As we talked about today, here is some stuff to keep you busy:
  • Sign up for a google account and start a blog at that you can use for your posting this semester. Send me the link to your blog when it is up and running, and be sure to pick a great name.
  • Write an introductory post for your blog. What is its purpose, what will you use it for, who is your audience, etc.
  • Look into the work that Randy Olson has done in science communication. He has his own web site, videos on You Tube, and various writing about science communication spread across the web.
  • Set up a Google Reader account and start subscribing to blogs that interest you. This is a great way to scout out some ideas for your own posts.
That will be good for now. I will be looking out for your progress and will comment along the way.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Amy's second assignment

Here is the library link to the Science in Public book we read for this week if you would like to check it out.

And here are your assignments for this week:
  • Start reading science blogs and leave a comment to this post naming your favorite and explaining why. Here is a good post on how to find science blogs.
  • Also look at some blogs or websites on science communication and leave a comment about that here as well.
  • Check out the COPUS website.
And here is some reading for next week on effective science writing. Both of these books are in the AU library:
Leave any comments or questions you have in the comments section of this post. I will be checking it each day (no pressure).