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BIOL 610 Scientific Manuscript Writing (3 credits)

Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

Administered by: Graduate Studies


Biology (Sci) : Guide to the process of writing a scientific manuscript, including how to effectively communicate research findings to maximize their impact. Provides an atmosphere and structure to facilitate writing. Expectation that students bring analyzed data to the course with the goal of completing a manuscript. All aspects of manuscript writing are covered, including: narrative, writing style, effective figures, editing, and peer-review.

Terms: Winter 2022

Instructors: Hargreaves, Anna (Winter)

  • Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

  • While this course is open to undergraduates, students must enter with a complete and analyzed data set (i.e., should have rough Figures), and a letter from their supervisor confirming that this data set exists and is appropriate for a first-author paper by the student. Students must email this information to the instructor, and enrol on Minerva once they receive confirmation of their admission. Enrolment is limited, priority given to Biology graduate students. Language of instruction is English. Course evaluation includes regular assignments and peer-to-peer feedback.

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