Writing 109ST focuses on analyzing and practicing various forms of scientific
and technical writing, both academic and professional, such as memos,
reports, proposals, journal articles, and abstracts. Through a series
of assignments and readings, you will develop skills in research methods,
design of papers, use of graphics, technical style, and editing strategies.
You will also be asked to deliver a formal oral presentation.
schedule, assignments, readings, and resources for the course can be found
on the Web at http://www.writing.ucsb.edu/faculty/sorapure/109st.html.
Writing 109ST Course Reader (available at Grafikart in Isla Vista)
How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper, Robert A. Day (available
at the UCSB Bookstore)
Your final grade for the course will be based on the grades you receive
on your writing assignments and class participation. Each assignment is
weighted (approximately) as follows:
#1: E-mail with Attachment
Assignment #2: Resume
Assignment #3: Cover Letter
#4: Procedural Instructions
Assignment #5: Memo
Assignment #6: Presentation
Assignment #7: Conference Paper
much of the work of the course will be done during class time, your attendance
and participation are very important. Your grade will be lowered if you
miss more than two class sessions; if you are late to class, I'll count
that as half an absence. Remember that even if you are absent you are
responsible for any work that is done during class and for any assignments
that are given or are due during class. Call a classmate, call me, send
me a message on e-mail, or come by my office during my office hours to
find out what you missed.
Plagiarism is using other people's words or ideas without clearly acknowledging
the source of that information. If you plagiarize on any of the assignments
you will fail the class and will be subject to disciplinary action by
Please don't hesitate to see me during my office hours or to make an appointment
if you have any questions about the course. I am most easily contacted
via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.