FHL 333, ENGL 381 | Autumn 2018

Science Writing 2018

Credits: 3 or 5

Instructor(s): Dr. Adam Summers , Kevin Craft MFA

Prerequisites:

This course is offered as part of the Marine Biology Quarter in Autumn, 2018.

There is no greater impediment to communication of scientific ideas than writing style. Lack of style, or style with a poor foundation for this type of communication, leads to ideas poorly expressed, alienated readers, and frustrated authors. The classic style of writing is a framework for the clear and direct communication of information. You will learn the elements of this style, and will apply your understanding to communicating scientific ideas. The textbook for the course is Thomas and Turner’s “Clear and Simple as the Truth”.