Science Writing ENGLISH X463.5

Course Description

Get a practical introduction to the diversity of science-writing opportunities, including those for news organizations, magazines, institutions and websites. Learn about finding story ideas and reliable sources, conducting interviews, matching writing style to the target audience and choosing the best structure for the given field. Study the craft of making complex, scientific concepts understandable and exciting to a general audience. In addition to many in-class exercises, you write a weekly science blog and an in-depth science article. A background in science is not required, but an interest in scientific topics is encouraged.


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Applies Toward the Following Certificate(s) and Program(s)


You must be proficient in English and have a solid grasp of English grammar.


No sections of this course are available for registration.