how undergraduates learn scientific writing skills, teaching scientific writing through hands-on laboratory activities
IPHY 1950 - Introduction to Scientific Writing in Integrative Physiology
Spring 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
Provides an overview of writing skills and strategies, emphasizing those most important to the sciences, especially physiology. Focuses on fundamental skills, objective analysis, and scientific persuasion, with attention to clear organization and style, academic and scientific mechanics, and distinctions between audiences.
IPHY 3700 - Scientific Writing in Integrative Physiology
Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
Takes a process-based approach to writing. Assignments and classroom experiences emphasize critical thinking, using scientific evidence and reasoning to construct original arguments, and applying conventions and problem-solving skills to craft successful documents. Department enforced prerequisite: IPHY 2800 or equivalent.