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New “Eloquent” article now published

May 26, 2011   Filed under Articles, Blog, Featured, News, Writing  

Following up on a previous post, “Occluded fronts and the occlusion process: A fresh look at conventional wisdom” has now been published in BAMS. Download it here.

Flattering review in Polar Research

May 11, 2011   Filed under Blog, Featured, News  

Kevin R. Wood of the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington, has written a flattering review in Polar Research. Here are some excerpts. …at the time of my first reading of Eloquent science, I was rewriting a paper that had not, shall we say, passed gracefully through the […]

Review in Weather

March 20, 2011   Filed under Blog, Featured, News  

In the March 2011 issue of Weather, Bob Prichard, Editor, wrote a nice review of Eloquent Science, calling it “highly commendable.” That review can be read here. The issue with commas that Bob raised is referred to as the serial comma. The style of many American publishers is to use the serial comma, whereas the […]

Junk the Jargon Podcast

March 5, 2011   Filed under Blog, News, Presentations  

I’ve appeared in the University of Manchester Junk the Jargon Podcast (Junkcast). You can listen or read the transcript here. In this Junkcast, I talk about how to engage an audience, giving some examples from my and others’ presentations.

One of the most challenging (and satisfying) articles I’ve written

December 28, 2010   Filed under Articles, Blog, Featured, News, Writing  

I recently coauthored a paper that has now been accepted for publication in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Schultz, D. M., and G. Vaughan, 2011: Occluded fronts and the occlusion process: A fresh look at conventional wisdom. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 92, doi: 10.1175/2010BAMS3057.1. This paper is the first one I’ve written solely […]

Eloquent Science at the AMS Annual Meeting

December 23, 2010   Filed under Blog, Featured, News  

If you’ll be at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting in Seattle in January, please stop by one of the Eloquent Science events. 1. Sunday 23 January: Improving Your Writing Skills for Students and Scientists, at end of the AMS Student Conference. 2. 9:45-11:00 a.m., Tuesday 25 January: Book signing at the AMS Books Booth […]

Teaching Scientific Communication Skills – BAMS article

October 30, 2010   Filed under Articles, Blog, Featured, News, Potpourri, Resources  

My experiences teaching a scientific communications laboratory course based on Eloquent Science is described in a recent article published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Schultz, D. M., 2010: A university laboratory course to improve scientific communication skills. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91, 1259–1266, ES25–34. Download the article here, along with its Electronic […]

Review in Progress in Physical Geography

October 27, 2010   Filed under Blog, News, Reviews  

I am wishing that more scientists would follow the advice given in David Schultz’s excellent new book. The chapters are short – around ten pages each, on average – and self-contained. Therefore, readers may dip into and out of particular chapters of interest, if they prefer not to read the whole book sequentially. One reason […]

Review in Progress in Physical Geography

October 6, 2010   Filed under Blog, Featured, News, Reviews  

Progress in Physical Geography has just published a review written by Dr. Paul Williams (Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading). In summary, I highly recommend this book. The author is well qualified, being both an expe- rienced leader of communications workshops and an award-winning journal editor. The writ- ing is clear (as you […]

Judging a book by its cover

September 16, 2010   Filed under Blog, News, Potpourri  

I was pleased to see that Eloquent Science was one of six books selected for review by CAPjournal (CAP=Communicating Astronomy with the Public) as part of an article entitled “Reading about Science Communication.” The review, however, was a mixed bag. Following up from a communication workshop organised by the American Meteorological Society, this book is […]

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