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Biological Scientific Writing (BIOL 825)
Syllabus is subject to change during semester.Most recent update to the course web content: 24 September 2012
Instructor: Mark Eberle, AH 424, firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-628-5264.
Class Times: Monday and Friday, 8:30-9:20.
Classroom: Albertson Hall 321 (Biology Computer Lab).
Credit Hours: 2 credit hours.
Course Description: Techniques and methods of writing scientific papers.
Course Grades: one test (25%), written research proposal and supporting documents (two drafts, 60%), and class participation (15%). Academic dishonesty (e.g., plagiarism, cheating) or failure to turn in assignments on time can result in a score of 0% for that assignment and possible other actions by the university. For transgressions on the proposal, each draft will be considered 30% of the total score possible for the course. For example, plagiarism on one draft of the proposal would reduce the total points possible for the course to 70% (a maximum grade of C).
Course Format: Lectures, class discussions, writing and editing assignments, and reading assignments.
Course Requisites: Permission of the instructor; graduate students only.
Course Links: Class notes and assignments (additional links included within lecture notes).
Course Mantra: Be clear, be concise, and strive for the highest levels of integrity and quality. It is easy and takes little time to develop a bad reputation in any endeavor. A good reputation is a lifelong process, and this is true of learning to be a good scientific writer.
General Academic Policies: This course will comply with general academic policies regarding adding or dropping courses, grade appeals, academic honesty, class attendance, and intellectual property rights as outlined in the University Catalog.