Common Forms

Communications skills are perhaps one of the most important classes of skills you will need if you want to be a successful scientist in today’s global technological marketplace. There is nothing more important than being able to communicate your science well both orally and in writing.

Virtually every aspect of a research project is dependent on one’s ability to communicate clearly and persuasively – from securing funding to support the project, researching the subject, working with others inside and outside one’s field of expertise to carry out the experiments, and communicating project findings to colleagues, project supervisors, and the public at large. In this section you will find practical advice on some of the most common forms of communication scientists use.