PLSCI 1107

PLSCI 1107

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Writing is an incredibly important skill to develop as a scientist, yet students are often left to develop their scientific writing skills without much guidance. This class will give students a supportive and low-stakes environment to learn about and practice scientific writing. The emphasis in this class will be on increasing your flexibility and confidence as a writer. You will learn how to use your existing strengths as a writer while also exploring different methods and tools you can use to compose scientific literature. Students will have the opportunity to explore the literature surrounding a scientific topic of their choosing. With their readings and class materials, students will develop the knowledge and tools needed to produce a review article, which they may eventually submit for publication.

When Offered Spring.

  • Ask compelling scientific questions and search for literature relevant to a topic using databases and other resources.
  • Synthesize original ideas and effectively explain scientific concepts through their writing.
  • Communicate scientific ideas to diverse audiences through different genres.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 19335 PLSCI 1107   SEM 101

    • TR Online Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Garcia, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at