Principles of organizing, developing, and writing resumes, scientific research papers for journals, and astronomy articles for general public interest. Prerequisite: ASTR 481, ASTR 499, PHYS 494, PHYS 495, or PHYS 496, any of which may be taken concurrently. Offered: A.
1. how to write a resume and job/grad school cover letter 2. how to write a science article for the public 3. how to write a paper for a scientific journal
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Practice exercises, student writing and peer editing
Should have completed a research project (astro499, astro 481, an REU or a physics research project)
Class assignments and grading
Writing assignments, peer editing.
Grade will be on final version of resume, letter, newsletter article and journal article as well as participation in peer reviews during class.