Biology | Writing Workshop in Biology
L322 | 27747 | Malacinski, G

Course Format: Lecture: 9:30A-10:45A, TR, JH 248.

Prerequisites: P: or Biol L211.

Course Description: Learning how to develop strategies for writing
scientific reports will be the main goal of L322.  Emphasis will be
placed on mastering appropriate logics and thought processes for
framing and analyzing specific projects and topics in modern
molecular biology.  Students will work on a variety of writing
assignments, including short scientific "abstracts", essays, and
full-length reports.

Cooperative (small-group) learning approaches will be employed, as
will peer editing.

Required Text:Learning Manual for L322--2006 edition (Ross
Publishing Co., available locally).

Weekly Assignments: For each class there will be one or another
writing assignment due.  Some will be short (e.g., figure legends or
data table formats), while others will be longer (essay or full-
length report).

Exams/papers: Writing assignments and participation in class
discussion (this is a "workshop", rather than a
traditional "lecture" course) will form the basis of course grades.