WRITING 303 - Special Topics in Coaching Writers
Section: 001 Coaching Science Writing
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Class Misc Info:
Meets 01/03/18 - 02/20/18. (Drop/Add deadline=01/16/18.).
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The overarching goal of this set of related mini-courses is to give current peer writing consultants and interested others opportunities for ongoing professional development, reflection, and growth. This section of the course will focus explicitly on scientific writing. We will explore the unique demands of convention and genre in scientific research articles. We'll also learn to manage the high degree of technicality found in science writing through detailed considerations of audience. For peer writing consultants, these mini-courses act as specialized supplements to the two existing peer writing consultant training courses, Writing 300: Seminar in Peer Writing Consultation and Writing 301: Practicum in Peer Writing Consultation. Other students will gain expertise in analyzing and creating various forms of science writing. These courses also connect students with other relevant resources, on campus and beyond.

Course Requirements:

Analyze writing samples and compose in various genres, modes, and media; read relevant articles to acquire deeper knowledge of theory surrounding the genre or student population examined in the course; reflect on their own practice as consultants and writers through brief papers that synthesize their own experience (as writers and/or as consultants in the Peer Writing Center) and course materials; present their own work; develop and practice effective peer consulting strategies; and engage in collaborative learning activities in class.

Intended Audience:

The intended audience for this mini-course is current peer writing center consultants. Other students may enroll — students interested in scientific writing and/or those studying a scientific discipline may be particularly interested.

Class Format:

Pedagogical approaches will vary according to the instructor or topic, but will include seminar-style large group discussions of reading, small group work, in-class workshops on works-in-progress, individual and group projects, peer response, and reflective writing.

WRITING 303 - Special Topics in Coaching Writers
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001 (SEM)
M 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Class meets 01/08 to 03/05. No class 01/15 or 02/26.
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