|Picture of me reclining on a couch (if I had my life together).|
|Actual picture of me.|
But in all seriousness though, the hardest part of Module 1 was probably learning how to be concise. I feel like up until now we’ve been taught the exact opposite of scientific writing. Use big words, sound fancy! If your audience has to look up a word – perfect! The mark of a successful writer is having your audience get so caught up in your rhetoric that the point of your words is almost irrelevant. But all of a sudden for us, it’s about what you write, not how you write it. No longer are we trying to leave our readers thinking “This is beautiful, these sentences are like a river of shimmering rainbow sounds in my head.” Now the goal reaction is, “Wow, this is so simple a monkey could do it! Maybe even my UROP!” Or maybe the schools I went to had weird standards for good writing.
|The rubric at least three of my K-12 teachers used.|
|Then again you could also bring a romantic stack of chocolate to your fruit picnic.|
Clearly, learning how to be concise in my inclusion of memes is the next step.