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Paula Szkody
ASTR 482
Seattle Campus

Writing Scientific Papers

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.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Paula Szkody
Date: 08/21/2009