“The challenge in transformative explanation is to explain scholarly or scientific
notions compellingly, while acknowledging that they are nonetheless open to critique”
What does it take to communicate complex scientific discoveries to the public? Students in Dr. Julie Reynolds’ first-year writing class at Duke University accepted the challenge
of communicating recent scientific discoveries to an audience of their peers. The
resulting essays are both informative and engaging. Enjoy!
Table of contents
AND HYGIENE ESSAYS
A healthy alternate to coffee and coke: Got Tea?
by Lee Fan
Getting to the bottom of the beer belly
by Arway Boker
Drinking your way to a lower GPA:
The effects of alcohol consumption on academic statistics
by Jordan Komisarow
Who drinks the most, Greeks or Jocks?
by Matt Wilson
Alchohol and caffeine: To mix or not to mix?
by David Polebaum
Five minutes for washboard abs and higher self-esteem
by Alex Feinberg
An eye for computers: Study shows that just looking at a computer can have
serious effects on your eyes
by Frank Coleman
Reducing Stress in Five Minutes or Less
by Denise Lopez Domowicz
Here comes the flu
by Moriah Daughtery
Meningococcal: Learn to pronounce the disease first,
and then get vaccinated
by Mike Mercer
Is hygiene simply a matter of choice?
Hidden danger for college students
by Tony Aikens
Safe sex, safe after all
by Diana Perez
You are probably doing the sleep thing wrong:
A new argument for a full night's rest
by Karthik Balasubramanian
Nap Time: How much quality time with the pillow?
by Robert Kurland
Work hard, play hard, sleep hard?
by Eric Overton
A Sleep to Remember
by Bineyam Tafesse
Sleep NOW! Before its too LATE!
by Jingyuan Wu
Instructor: Alex Shum
SURVIVING YOUR ENVIRONMENT
This heat is killing me!
by Matthew Blum
A Shower To Die For? Studies have shown this daily activity may increase
the risk of developing cancer
by Jordan Sadowsky
Keeping Your Computer Hacker Free and Away From OIT
by Benjamin Wolf
Making money on campus: The best strategies to win in gambling
by Joel Gotkin
Mark your territory: Treat your roommates like baboons
by Charles Wang