Course Description
Proficiency in communicating about science and technology comes from both knowledge and practice, and this course emphasizes both. Through a variety of reading and writing assignments, we will examine general principles of good writing, as well as principles associated specifically with scientific and technical …
Proficiency in communicating about science and technology comes from both knowledge and practice, and this course emphasizes both. Through a variety of reading and writing assignments, we will examine general principles of good writing, as well as principles associated specifically with scientific and technical writing. We will also explore the effects of new media as avenues for communicating about science.
Learning Resource Types
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An image of the front cover of a Scientific American issue from 1905; the cover shows a skeleton of a man and of a horse mounted for comparison.
Scientific American is a well-known science magazine touted for the quality of its content and its ability to translate complex subject matter for the general public. Students in this course will attempt to do the same through several writing assignments, which includes assessing, revising, and editing these assignments. (This image is in the public domain.)