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Scientific Writing: An Intellectual Journey Course Mechanics 1
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Marilee P. Ogren PhD Office hours : During Class time on off-weeks and by appointment SciComm Schedule Meeting dates vary! Mark your calendars. YOU MUST ATTEND EACH MEETING, AND ARRIVE ON TIME. Six Meetings seven parts of a research paper: Introduction Meeting 1 Methods Meeting 2 Tables and Figures Meeting 4 Results Meeting 3 Discussion/ConclusionMeeting 5 Title and Abstract Meeting 6 2
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What are Off-Weeks? Off-weeks are weeks when SciCom does NOT meet. Each new section of your long-term project is due during class time on the off-week . 1. Bring a hard copy of each new section to my office and 2. Send an electronic copy to a peer assigned by me. Feedback from me and from your peers is due at the very next class meeting (on-week). Class Methods In-class exercises – Brief oral presentations – Brief writing exercises Out-of-class exercises – Writing exercises that put biweekly course content to work – Peer feedback Long-term projects – One of six choices – Produced in increments corresponding to the topic of each meeting and subject to revision. 3
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Grading In-class exercises = 20 potential points Out-of-class exercises = 30 potential points Long-term project = 50 potential points + Thoroughly superior work. A model of good scientific writing (rarely used). + Good work. Requires only minor improvements in any of the following areas: organization of ideas, economy of expression, diction (word choice), grammar, punctuation, spelling. Acceptable work. Requires moderate revision.
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