Assignment Schedule

Day Date Topic Writing Due Reading Due
1 4-1 (Jargon of professional writers) [in-class: sample]  
2  -3 Social nature of science (What is Science Comm?) ch. 1-1 to 1-3*
3  -8 (Plagiarism in science) [in-class: paraphrase] ch. 1-4 to 1-6; ch. 9 (pp.229-233)
4  -10 Technology in Science   ch. 2-1 to 2-5
5  -15   [in-class: patterns] ch. 2-6 to 2-8
6  -17

Research Reports
(Writing Science)

  ch. 4-1 to 4-4
ch. 9 (p. 247)
ch. 10 (p. 307)
7  -22 (Argument in science) ch. 4-5 to 4-6
ch. 9 (pp. 247-249)
ch. 10 (pp. 307-311)
8  -24 (workshop: commas) [in-class: commas] ch. 4-7 to 4-9
ch. 9 (pp. 249-250)
ch. 10 (pp. 311-312)
9  -29 (workshop: concision) [in-class: concision] ch. 4-10 to 4-12
10 5-1 (workshop: Narrative) Project 1  
11  -6 Research Reviews   ch. 5-1 to 5-6
ch. 9 (pp. 234-243)
12  -8 (workshop: Parallelism)   ch. 5-7 to 5-9
13  -13   Project 2  
14  -15 Research Proposals   ch. 7-1 to 7-5
ch. 11 (pp. 278-294)
15  -20 (workshop: coherence)   ch. 7-6 to 7-10
ch. 11 (pp. 294-306)
16  -22   Project 3  
17  -27 Public Audiences   ch. 8-1 to 8-2
18  -39 (workshop: definition) Ex. 8.3 (p. 207) ch. 8-3 to 8-9
19 6-3 Ethics in Science Communication   ch. 3-1 to 3-4
20  -5   Project 4 ch. 3-5 to 3-8

* All chapters are in Ann M. Penrose and Steven B. Katz, Writing in the Sciences: Exploring Conventions of Scientific Discourse, Third Edition.