Faculty Advisor

Trimbur, John

Abstract

The project explores the genre of popular science through the production of a popular science article and a guide for writing popular science. The popular science article, "The Origin of HIV," written for Scientific American with accompanying graphics and page design, discusses current theories of HIV origin. The "Guide to Writing Popular Science" introduces the rhetorical situation, the classic rhetorical appeals, and the practice of rhetoric in popular science. Three popular science articles are analyzed, and several book chaprters and articles on popularizing science are included.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Program

Humanities and Arts

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