WRITING 400 - Advanced Rhetoric and Research
Section: 001 Writing in the Sciences
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

Writing in the Sciences is a course designed to provide both students of science and students interested in science with skills to communicate effectively with a number of different audiences about scientific information. In this course, we will examine different forms of scientific communication, reflect on their intentions, and practice writing and revising within them.

We will also cover campus resources and effective strategies for assembling a body of scholarly research on a science topic of your choosing. Finding and communicating key ideas from the research you turn up in a concise, organized, and cohesive way will be an important focus of the course.

Course Requirements:

  • Regular attendance and participation
  • Peer editing and conferencing on assignment drafts
  • One-on-one conferences with course instructor
  • Research paper on a topic of scientific interest
  • Journalistic writing assignment

Intended Audience:

Upperclassmen science majors or students interested in science who want to improve their research skills as well as their skill and versatility as writers.

Class Format:

This class meets for 1.5 hours two times per week and will feature a mixture of writing workshop exercises, facilitated group discussions, short instructor lectures, and one-on-one conferences between students and the course instructor.

WRITING 400 - Advanced Rhetoric and Research
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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