21W.777 | Spring 2017 | Undergraduate

Science Writing in Contemporary Society

Related Resources

How Scientists are Scrambling to Safeguard Vital Environmental Data.” PBS Newshour. February 15, 2017.

Maher, Brendan. “Storygram: Amanda Gefter’s ‘The Man Who Tried to Redeem the World with Logic’.” The Open Notebook. September 20, 2016.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Deresiewicz, William. “In Defense of Facts.” The Atlantic. January/February 2017.
In the last Atlantic magazine, William Deresiewicz defends the essay as a genre from a recent exponent who, he believes, gets the essay all wrong. In the process, he defines both the essay and facts.

An updated list of history of science blogs and Twitter. The Dispersal of Darwin. Updated December 2014.
List of history of science blogs (and Twitter) appearing on the NASW website.

Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes
The Ilona Karmel Writing Prizes are awarded every May by MIT’s Comparative Media Studies/Writing program. This competition was named in honor of the late Ilona Karmel, novelist, poet and Senior Lecturer in the writing program.

Course Info

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Spring 2017
Learning Resource Types
Written Assignments