Fundamentals of Scientific Writing
This 2 credit hour course introduces basic elements of technical writing including
presentation of keys to effective writing and organization of the
writing task. Spelling, grammar, punctuation, organization, elements of
style, and other aspects and uses of written language are discussed.
Supporting materials such a dictionary, thesaurus, and features of
word-processing programs are reviewed. Specific types of technical
writing are considered including writing for dissertations and theses,
abstracts, journal articles, and grant applications. Didactic
presentations alternate with practical writing and related assignments.
Contact Dr. John Campbell for permission to enroll
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