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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Jan 31, 2023
 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog
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ENGCMP 0530 - WRITING FOR THE SCIENCES


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course invites students to explore the purposes and conventions of writing within the sciences. Students will read and analyze examples of professional scientific documents’ including abstracts, literature reviews, research proposals, graduate school papers, journal articles, and correspondence. They will learn to craft scientific research into engaging written material, using information drawn from publicly available studies or their own research. They will consider their audience’s needs and tailor their writing for both expert and general readers in different rhetorical contexts. Students will also learn strategies for document design, including how to effectively use visuals to represent data and findings. Throughout the course, students will learn how to write clear, powerful sentences and paragraphs. Finally, to develop their professional collaboration skills, students will practice providing each other with effective feedback on works-in-progress.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Requirements: PREQ: ENG 0102 or ENGCMP (0002 or 0006 or 0020 or 0200 or 0203 or 0205 or 0207 or 0208 or 0210 or 0212 or 0213 or 0214) or ENGFLM 0210 or FP (0003 or 0006) or (ENGR 0012 or 0712 or 0715 or 0716 or 0718)
Course Attributes: Undergraduate Research, Writing Intensive Course (WRIT)


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