Writing About Science

    EXGEN 3124 is offered this winter:

Trans­form sci­en­tif­ic research, the­o­ries and term papers into clear and con­cise writ­ing with a more broad-based appeal. This course will focus on struc­tur­ing and telling a sto­ry, under­stand­ing what a gen­er­al audi­ence is look­ing for, and on spe­cif­ic tools and tech­niques to com­mu­ni­cate engag­ing con­tent relat­ed to sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, and the envi­ron­ment, includ­ing gen­er­al report­ing best prac­tices. This course is designed for any­one inter­est­ed in writ­ing about sci­ence includ­ing: tech­ni­cal writ­ers, sci­en­tists, med­ical pro­fes­sion­als, jour­nal­ists, and students.

Offered:

Feb 2, 2022Mar 23, 2022
Mondays

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6:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT

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Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Andrea Anderson

Your Instructor

Andrea AndersonID: andrea-anderson

Andrea is a freelance science and health journalist with more than 15 years of writing experience. She frequently covers genomics and related applications for online trade publications, and is a Healthcare Contributor specializing in genomics and neuroscience for Forbes.com. Her stories on biology, human health, and the environment have also appeared in outlets such as Scientific American, Audubon magazine, Nature Medicine, and National Geographic news online. Before completing a Master of Arts degree in journalism with a specialization in Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting at New York University, she worked at the bench in cell biology and plant science labs.

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Cost assistance: may be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant, the Canada Training Benefit, and the Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan.
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    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until February 2, 2022. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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