2004 Fall Astronomy 429: Senior Writing Seminar (2 units)
Prerequisites: Must be senior astronomy/astrophysics concentrator
In this section of AY 429, we will discuss and apply techniques for writing clearly and concisely. Clear thinking becomes clear writing, and scientific discussion of a few recent articles will be an important part of this class.
Grading will be based on classroom participation and writing assignments. This will include in-class writing and peer-editing work. The final grading will be done according to the following table:
Late homework is accepted, but suffers a 2-letter-grade penalty for each day late. While you may work in groups, each essay set should reflect your own understanding and be in your own words.
Schedule for AY429: Last updated 2004Oct03 (schedules subject to change)
|Tue Oct 05||Hand out Article #1||[Cowley's last class]|
|Tue Oct 12||Discuss Article #1.
Principles of Coherence.
|Write 2 page summary of article [due Noon Oct 25 by email]|
|Tue Oct 19||No Class|
|Tue Oct 26||Hand out Article #2||Peer Editing.||Shrink to 1 page including peer-editing materials [in my mailbox by noon Nov 01 ]|
|Tue Nov 02||Critique.
Discuss Article #2
|Write title & abstract [email me by noon Nov 08]|
|Tue Nov 09||
Discussion: What is an Abstract?
In-class writing (press release)