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Excellent Science Resources

Need a current event in science? Check out this site: Science Daily. It summarizes (usually in a mere page or two) cutting edge science research from peer-reviewed journal articles. Not only will you be able to easily understand it and write a quick summary or report; Science Daily articles cover diverse areas such as biology, medicine, physics, chemistry, climate science and more. You are sure to find something interesting to write about, even if you think you’re not really all that into science.

And for those who are really into science (and thinking about pursuing a science degree in college), check out PLOS Biology (an awesome open access, peer-reviewed biology journal) and Stanford University’s Highwire Press (which partners with independent scholarly journals and university presses to provide access to abstracts and many free, full-text articles). If you’re planning on majoring in science, you’re going to be reading a lot of these complex journal articles, so you may as well get some practice. Both sites host free full-text science articles, and Highwire even hosts articles from other academic disciplines).

Check out these books for more help writing about science and writing research reports in general:


Sara Dora, CLP-Hazelwood

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