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Taking your first steps into higher education
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2 Communicating ideas and information

So far on this course you will have encountered a number of ways of communicating ideas and information, from poetry to art installations and cartoons. The STM subjects also use varied forms of communication, including writing, diagrams, tables and graphs. As has been made clear, maths is also considered a language.

A diagram of five circles around the terms Science, Maths and Technology.
Figure 1 Different forms of communication in Science, Technology and Maths

In this section will start to learn how to communicate information and ideas in science, technology and maths. You’ll begin with the form of communication you are probably most familiar with, that of written text.