Click “Confirm” to login to your existing account or create a new account.
You must purchase an AGU membership to complete this session. Click on confirm to purchase.
You are redirecting to an external site. Are you sure you want to continue?
For scientists, jargon is any word or phrase that loses or changes meaning when you use it with people who aren’t in your field (or the sciences).
Remember, there is almost always a less-technical way to say things. Your audience isn’t your classroom or a group of your colleagues. They’re there to learn, yes, but shouldn’t have to first learn a litany of phrases that will then allow them to understand your science. Typically, audiences don’t respond well to jargon and will likely be less engaged. Below, we’ve outlined a few tips for identifying and avoiding jargon.
Check out current highlights for the new platform and what's coming in the future. We're continuously improving the experience with your feedback!
Seismic Sensors in Orbit