Check out the McGill Writing Centre's new courses on communicating science!
Class-sizes are small, and students receive highly individualized feedback to support their development as writers.
Communicating Science (CCOM 314)
Communicating Science is designed for undergraduate students who would like to better communicate scientific ideas, problems, and findings to broad audiences. Assignments are both written and oral, and include a journalistic article introducing recent research, a profile of a McGill researcher, an op-ed article, a policy brief, and a podcast.
Communicating Science to the Public (CCOM 614)
In Communicating Science to the Public, graduate students develop their ability to write about their own research for broad audiences and to contribute to public conversations about their fields of study. Written and oral assignments provide opportunities to practice translating complex ideas and specialized knowledge into language easily understood by the public.
Scientific Writing and Publishing: Graduate ESL (YCCM 600)
This 7-week online course is intended for graduate students, postdocs, and early career faculty in the sciences whose first language is not English or who have limited experience writing in English for publication purposes. Assignments focus on expanding vocabulary to better express complex ideas; improving clarity, coherence, and concision; and maintaining logic and flow. Individualized feedback from an expert writing tutor is designed to enable students to develop a manuscript that is both well organized and aligned with the content and style demands of a specific academic journal. Click here to find out more!