SCIENTIFIC WRITING
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
24047
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
Effective writing is essential for the communication of scientific knowledge, yet few biologists have any formal training in how to write a scientific paper. BIOSC 1960 would be a three-credit course, which is designed to teach students how to become more effective writers by demystifying the writing process. We will work throughout the semester on students' research papers: we will start with outlines and rough drafts; the students will then review and critique each other's writing in class, and in small peer groups; and we will revise each section of these papers several times before the final drafts are completed. By the end of the semester, students will have a better understand of the conventions of scientific writing and of readers' expectations. Additionally, students will learn how to solicit high-quality feedback from faculty and their peers, and how to respond to feedback in thoughtful and deliberate ways when revising. This course would be required for all students to complete before taking their capstone course.
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: BIOSC 0070/0170, BIOSC 0080/0180/ CHEM 0110/0120, ENGCMP 0020 and 2nd semester Junior.
Class Attributes
Online
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Ryan Jennings
Meets
MoWe 10:00AM - 11:15AM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
WEB Based Class
Campus
Greensburg Campus
Location
Greensburg Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
13
Seats Open
0
Class Capacity
12
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
10