Scientific Writing and Graphics (ESS 595b)

ESS 595b

2 credits

Instructor(s):

Website: http://courses.washington.edu/glac595/

Location: TBA

Schedule: Meets weekly for 1.5 hours, specific days TBD

Department: Earth and Space Sciences

Quarter: Fall

Instructor: Stephen Warren
sgw@atmos.washington.edu

Office: ATG 524
Office Hours: by arrangement
Telephone: 206 543 7230

Meeting Times and Locations
Week 1 Planning Meeting: Tentatively Tuesday Oct 06, 3:00-4:30, ATG 406 or JHN 377. Please stay tuned for updates or changes.

Meeting time in later weeks will be determined from schedules of participants.

We meet once each week for about 1.5 hours. Each week, all participants will read some selected articles, and two participants will be responsible for leading discussion of the chosen materials.

SYLLABUS
As scientists, we all are interested n communicating our work effectively (or at least we should be). In this seminar, we will investigate how to do that, by reading and discussing articles by authorities in the field, practicing and critiquing our own writing, and writing by others.

Topics will cover abstracts, peer-reviewed texts, proposals, and scientific figures.

Recommended preparation
An interest in creating well-written scientific papers and proposals and in producing effective scientific graphics.