Mar 29, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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PBIO 4180J - Writing for the Science Researcher

Readings from the current scientific literature provide the basis for students to gain the fundamentals of professional writing in the sciences while writing, reviewing and revising documents needed for successful written communication in graduate school or an academic career in the sciences.

Requisites: 15 Hours in BIOS or PBIO and (Jr or Sr)
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:
  • Students will be able to break writing assignments into a series of tasks from outlining, finding appropriate literature, creating figures, drafting and revision.
  • Students will be able to review, critique and edit their own and others’ works.
  • Students will be able to retrieve, critically evaluate and synthesize scientific information from a variety of sources including the primary and secondary literature.
  • Students will be able to use knowledge of genre conventions ranging from structure and paragraphing to tone and mechanics to tailor writings for different audiences ranging from the scientific community to the general public.
  • Students will be able to create documents using multiple drafts and revisions to create and complete a successful text.
  • Students will be able to integrate their own ideas with those in the literature.
  • Students will be able to respond to peer review and critique.

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