When I was approached to lead conversations with graduate students about science and faith topics as part of the ESN STEAM grant project, I accepted with a good deal of hesitation.
I used to teach a college course called “Epistemology” but the name scared off too many potential students, so we changed it to “Theories of Knowledge.”
The goal of writing is to communicate your message with authority to your intended audience in the form they expect and the limited time they have. This post addresses the first of these A’s: audience awareness.
It’s like reading a foreign language without ever acquiring a significant vocabulary; you never stop needing to look up terms in the dictionary.
Matthew Boedy reflects on how we might respond to overnaming in academic life.