WRT 3081:
Science Writing
Oakland University, Fall 2020
CRN: 44200
Online


Instructor:

Jim Nugent, Ph.D.

Email:

nugent@oakland.edu

Links

Course Description

Writing to diverse audiences about scientific and technological subjects within a variety of persuasive contexts. Prerequisite: completion of the university writing foundation requirement. 4 credits.

General Education Outcomes

Texts

Course Policies

Assignments

There will be four major assignments in this class, listed below, which are due on the dates listed in the course calendar. You must complete all of these assignments to receive a passing grade. The assignments are as follows:

  1. Analyzing Scientific Reports
  2. Science Writing Assignment
  3. Instructions Assignment
  4. Health Communication Project

Grading

I will give grades (0.0, 1.0–4.0) for all graded assignments in this class. The final grade is determined as follows:

15%

Analyzing Scientific Reports

20%

Science Writing Assignment This grade breaks down as follows:

  • 30% Rhetorical Analysis of Forum
  • 70% Final Composition

20%

Instructions Assignment

20%

Health Communication Project

25%

Small Assignments and Activities

ADA Notice

Students with disabilities who may require reasonable accommodations should contact Oakland University’s Disability Support Services office for assistance: