Science Writing: Manuscripts and Journal Articles

This course will introduce strategies for writing the essential components of a scientific manuscript. Students will learn to present research as a story so that key players (characters) are introduced and developed in a logical way to build and support a central hypothesis. The 5-week course will include iterative writing exercises and peer review to hone a clear, concise writing style.

Register by Oct 19. Space is limited.

At a glance

What: Science Writing: Manuscripts and Journal Articles

When: Last offered Nov 2, 2015. Check back for next offering.

Where: Discovery Building, 330 N Orchard St, Room TBA, Madison, WI

Cost: $225

Continuing education credit: 15 hours (1.5 CEUs)

Instructor: Joan Jorgensen

Registration closed

For additional information, contact JESSICA COURTIER: 608-890-3626


Photo credit: Bryce Richter, UW-Madison

About this class

This class is offered with both for-credit and non-credit options.

  • Students seeking the non-credit option may enroll directly from the link above.
  • Students enrolled in UW-Madison may use the Student Center to sign up for the for-credit classes as part of their regular coursework; enroll in Biology 675 section 003, class number 77172.
  • Participants not currently enrolled in UW-Madison but seeking course credit should consult guidelines for taking classes as a University Special student. Standard tuition and fees apply for those seeking the for-credit option.

Individual Development Plan

This course will build skills so that students learn to think about their research as a living document. They will develop and improve writing skills with the objective to distill their message and present their science in a clear, concise, and compelling manuscript. These skills will be transferable to other written documents including abstracts, preliminary exam proposals, and fellowship applications. Learn about individual development plans here»

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