Thursday, January 13, 2011
What is Science Writing?
I started taking a course this semester on Science Writing. It's made me realize how many different types of writing there are out there and how different a scientific article published in a magazine or newspaper is drastically different from a scientific article published in a scientific journal. Perhaps a bit naively, I never realized that there was a whole field of "technical writing" for writing software instructions and the like. I'm hoping this course will help me improve my writing skills since I have a mostly scientific background and don't have much experience writing anything other than lab reports, grant proposals and that sort of academic writing. Maybe I'll even take another writing course next semester if this goes well. Wish me luck.