Applied Literacy - Science Writing Skills
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This photocopiable resource tackles the extremely important but often overlooked area of science writing skills. There is an increasing awareness of the importance of literacy skills in science. Scientists need the ability not only to undertake scientific investigations and research, but also to be able to effectively communicate their findings through a range of different writing models and text types. Science writing skills models and types covered in this resource include: writing instructions; newspaper reports; formal letters of opinion; speech preparation and delivery; web pages; diary entries; feature articles; and formal essays. The wide range of activities provide students with the opportunity to develop and apply science literacy skills in a broad range of contexts.