May 17, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22
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GEOL 3092J - Geowriting

Focuses on the skills needed to communicate research results in the geological sciences. Topics include abstract writing, proposal writing, speech presentation, poster construction, research to writing tips, and clear precise writing for papers and theses. Final assessment includes the completion of a research paper, an oral presentation on this paper, and a poster presentation on this research.

Requisites: GEOL 3150 and Jr standing and Warning: No credit if taken after ENG 3090J or ENG 309J
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Foundations: Advanced Writing
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 1J
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • To recognize and become familiar with conventions in writing used by geologists (every science field is different).
  • To provide students with practice in manipulating and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data to compare patterns and organize disparate pieces of information into a coherent whole. This exercise focuses their thinking and writing.
  • To learn how to conduct specialized research and present this research through speech and poster format as well as text. Speaking and illustrative presentation helps to assemble and organize subject matter in preparation for writing.
  • To use writing and reading skills to communicate well in the field of geology.

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