The Jargon Trap
active voice, mainstream writing, opinion writing, science writing, translating research to policy
New York Times
This article discusses the importance for scientists to be able to write scientifically, but also in mainstream policy language. Two suggestions are provided to aid in writing for a mainstream audience: 1) do not use formal citations and 2) do not use acronyms. Additional advice is given to tell the most important part first, be simple, specific, and use the active voice.