‘Complex scientific concepts explained using only the thousand most used words in the English language.’ says the header of an interesting blog that is an extreme version of explaining one’s work in simple words. It was back in my Masters that I was made aware of the importance of doing so, courtesy my guide. He pushed us to explain our research lucidly to a layman or a colleague. I’m not sure how good I was, but it was always a good conversation starter!
This blog is a good opportunity to begin and I’m surely going to try it out. Here is the link. The real challenge is to write about your work without using words that you generally take for granted, such as ‘species’ or ‘behaviour’. Curiously the f-word was allowed (not that it matters to explain your work though)!
In case you needed a push to write about your work, here is one –
“Have you ever wondered, where did all the different kind of living things, that makes life exciting and even more interesting, came from? the kinds we see today, either in the deep blue waters or in the deep tree covered areas of the world, were not made by god, but have come to being through several hundreds and years of change caused within each life. But, change is just one reason for the different kinds of life, the strong reason is this thing of one life becoming two. The reasons behind these are many. Many people are working towards understanding these reasons. I am one of them.” – S.P. Vijaykumar’s submitted post
If you do end up submitting a post there, do paste it in the comments of this blog too.