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Environmental Science

This Library Research Guide is intended to help you identify and locate scholarly and non-scholarly resources (books, articles, etc.) on the subject of environmental science. On this guide you'll also find info on library services, research tips, career i

Tips for Effective Communication

Effective communication in any discipline not only requires a level of mastery of content but also an understanding of the audience with which you intend to communicate and the forms of communication that might be most effective in specific situations. Oral presentations, scholarly papers, infographics, etc., all have a place in telling the story of your research. Determining which of the aforementioned (or which combination) is the appropriate format is key to communicating the relevance of your research and topic.

Keep in mind the following questions for effective communication in the sciences:

  • What does your audience already know?  
  • What is your audience most interested in learning about?  
  • How can you translate technical terms into plain language for a general audience?  

Below are some resources to help you think about your audience and some approaches to best convey your message.