Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 26 Issue 01

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Volume 26, No. 1
Pages 106 - 107



By Tom Garrison  
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College profs spend a great amount of time reading and commenting on students’ written work. This can be a real struggle! The precision and clarity required in science writing are often alien to first-time lab students who have been tutored by high school English teachers to include elaborate metaphors and colorful vocabulary.


Garrison, T. 2013. The oceanography classroom: Words are important. Oceanography 26(1):106–107, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.14.

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