WRITING FOR THE SCIENCES
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
29813
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
This course invites students to explore the purposes and conventions of writing within the sciences. Students will read and analyze examples of professional scientific documents' including abstracts, literature reviews, research proposals, graduate school papers, journal articles, and correspondence. They will learn to craft scientific research into engaging written material, using information drawn from publicly available studies or their own research. They will consider their audience's needs and tailor their writing for both expert and general readers in different rhetorical contexts. Students will also learn strategies for document design, including how to effectively use visuals to represent data and findings. Throughout the course, students will learn how to write clear, powerful sentences and paragraphs. Finally, to develop their professional collaboration skills, students will practice providing each other with effective feedback on works-in-progress.
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: ENG 0102 or ENGCMP (0002 or 0006 or 0020 or 0200 or 0203 or 0205 or 0207 or 0208 or 0210 or 0212) or ENGFLM 0210 or FP (0003 or 0006) or (ENGR 0012 or 0712 or 0715 or 0716 or 0718)
Class Attributes
Writing Intensive Course (WRIT)
Class Notes
This section of Writing for the Sciences will invite students to draw on professional and creative writing strategies to communicate scientific research for a variety of audiences. Students will read and write material for scientific, literary, and other general audiences. They will have opportunities to practice creative strategies such as narrative, metaphor, description, point of view, repetition, juxtaposition, and the poetics of sentences. Students in the sciences and the humanities alike can expect to find this section of Writing for the Sciences engaging and challenging. The planned operational mode for this class when meeting in-person is ROTATED COHORT. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-rotated-cohort-classroom/

Class Details
Instructor(s)
Samuel Pittman
Meets
TuTh 1:15PM - 2:30PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
103 Alexander J. Allen Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
21
Seats Open
1
Class Capacity
22
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
1
Wait List Capacity
20