MICR 825: Scientific Text: Organization and Presentation (STOP)

The effective organization and presentation of scientific information is a necessary skill for students in the master's and PhD degree programs to acquire. Scientific texts tend to follow very specific rules in terms of style, grammar, and format, regardless of whether a graduate thesis or journal article is being produced. This course aims to provide students with an introduction to some of the stylistic rules and technical aspects of presenting scientific data. Specifically, this course will target graduate-level theses, scientific articles, poster presentations, and oral presentations. As this is a course aiming to teach practical writing skills, a large component of the class is the production of a formal research proposal by students.