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Spring 2018 Writing support course for Writing Intensive Directed Research

Writing is HARD.  Self-imposed deadlines are even HARDER.  Despite these challenges, communicating your research to a broader scientific audience can also be extremely rewarding. This semester, CBS is offering a 1-credit writing support course (BIOL 4950) for those registered for writing intensive directed research courses. This course will meet once a week and the only assignments/deadlines will be related to the paper you are already developing for your directed research credits. This class is intended as a supplement to the meetings you already have with your PI.  During class, we'll discuss writing strategies, practice revision strategies, and explore the conventions of scientific writing.  

The class has two sections:

  • Thursdays 9:32-10:25 a.m. (St. Paul)
  • Thursdays 3:35-4:25 p.m. (Minneapolis)

Please email Meredith Steck ( for more information. 

December, 2017