Dr. Karen Boiko
This class is an introduction to writing about science–including nature, medicine, and technology–for general readers. In our reading and writing we explore the craft of making scientific concepts, and the work of scientists, accessible to the public through news articles and essays. The chief work of the class is students' writing. As part of our exploration of the craft of science writing, we will read essays and articles by writers such as David Quammen, Atul Gawande, Michael Pollan, and Elizabeth Kolbert.
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.
Boiko, Karen. 21W.035 Science Writing and New Media: Elements of Science Writing for the Public, Spring 2013. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/writing-and-humanistic-studies/21w-035-science-writing-and-new-media-elements-of-science-writing-for-the-public-spring-2013 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA