Writing in the Biological Sciences

The module is directed towards graduates who have acquired background knowledge of scientific writing and are interested in developing the skill further. There are 4 components to this course: (1) Scientific rhetoric: understanding the contextual factors that make communication in science effective (2) Scientific thinking: harmonizing the communicative purposes of writing in science with careful formation of claims and use of evidence (3) Scientific style: revising and editing to maximize effective communication, including use of visual displays of information (4) Scientific presentation: effectively communicating in person using visual and written aids

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