Graduate Courses

MCB 540: Scientific Writing

  • FA24
Section Type Times Days Location Instructor
A LCD 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM TR 144 Loomis Laboratory Smith-Bolton, R
Description Study of scientific communication, geared toward biologists. Topics include writing mechanics, grammar and sentence structure, abstracts for different audiences and purposes, grant writing, manuscript preparation, figure construction, oral presentations, and the grant-review process. Class consists of both lectures and time working in small groups to revise writing assignments. Assignments include weekly writing exercises, a full NIH-style grant proposal and grant reviews for a mock study section. 3 graduate hours. No professional credit.
Credit Hours 3 hours
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