No responsible educator would deny that an educated person should have the ability to express himself in writing. One must not lose sight of this basic idea when teaching science. Far too often, science students communicate through definitions, symbols and technical terminology without making the attempt to combine a series of meaningful phrases which communicate an individual's understanding of science in a comprehensible way. The responsibility for teaching communication by writing in science rests clearly with the science teacher, who must develop strategies within the framework of the discipline to involve students in the process of writing.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1982 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Schmidt, Donald L. and Tapply, Robert S.
"Communication by Writing: A Basic Part of Science Education,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 19
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol19/iss2/6