ERIC Number: ED103901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Writing and Science: A Freshman Writing Course for Science Majors.
Brown, Michael R.
As one of four options under English 105 at Western Michigan University, the course "Writing and Science" is intended to help students become better communicators as they enter college. The first assignments are in technical writing--descriptions of a mechanism, a process or a mechanism in operation, and a behavior. Emphasis in these exercises is on economy of words, letting the organization of the topic organize the writing, and theory and experiment. Two important aspects of the course are the large amount of linguistics covered and the kinds of writing other than scientific writing which the students do, such as biography and speculative prose. Throughout the course, the student becomes aware of the ways in which writing can be useful for a scientist. (JM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, English Instruction, Expository Writing, Higher Education, Sciences, Technical Writing, Writing Skills
Michael R. Brown, Department of English, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (26th, St. Louis, March 13-15, 1975)