Study Title: Implementing and evaluating the impact of a new science communication syllabus
Researchers: Dr Sirinut Sawatdeenarunat & Mr Jonathan Tang, Centre for English Language Communication (CELC), National University of Singapore.
Purpose: This research aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a new science communication syllabus which focuses on making science writing comprehensible and interesting to non-scientists.
Benefits for participants: You will be reimbursed $40 for your time spent in participating in one reading session (up to 4 hours).
Participants: Any National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate who has not taken a science module in the university.
Reading session (up to 4 hours)
- Participants will read 5 science news articles (approximately 800-1,000 words) which aim to inform and interest non-scientists of a new development in science.
- Participants will rate the article using a 5-point scale regarding its comprehensibility and newsworthy value.
- Participants will also answer 5 questions by selecting whether the given statement is True or False based on the content of the article.
Sessions will be held in January – March 2017 at CELC (10 Architecture Drive). You can select from 4 to 6 sessions to suit your availability.
If you are interested to participate, please contact Marion Tan via email at firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, major and contact number by Friday 20 January 2017.
Also, if you have any friends who have not taken a science module in the university and might be interested to participate, please help to pass this message on to them as well.