Scientific Writing takes place as two writing instruction courses for rising juniors and for rising seniors. Through these classes, students learn how to write a scientific research paper based on their afternoon Individual Research Projects. The courses focus upon format, grammar, structure and content, as well as SAT Preparation, and Latin and Greek roots. Knowing the linguistic origin of common scientific terms helps students decipher scientific terminology. Ongoing editing and revision are major parts of each class. The individual project, in which students have likely invested a great deal of personal vision, time and energy, is used as the writing material, and heightens students’ investment in the final outcome.
We encourage the use of the Purdue OWL (online writing lab) for writing assistance: