Scientific Writing from the Reader's Perspective by Professor George Gopen

Science is often hard to read. Most people assume that the difficulties arise from the complexity of scientific concepts.

However, George Gopen, Professor Emeritus of the Practice of Rhetoric at Duke University, has demonstrated that this assumption is wrong. In a three-day workshop, which took place at the AICES Graduate School, he revealed a number of rhetorical principles that can produce clarity in communication without oversimplifying scientific issues.

Gopen studied English and American literature at Brandeis University. Afterwards he pursued his legal studies at the Harvard Law School. After decades of experience as an international writing consultant, writer, and instructor, he made the decision to become an Professor of English.

Date: December 2 - 4, 2013