Advanced Agricultural Writing (3) Practice in journalistic writing strategies to report scientific and technical information in the agricultural/environmental sciences to general audiences.
AGCOM 462W Advanced Agricultural Writing (3)
Advanced Agricultural Writing focuses on scientific and technical topics in the agricultural/environmental sciences and public policy issues related to such subjects for the print media. Instructional objectives include:
Student evaluation is based on writing assignments and class participation, particularly contributions to the peer review process. Every writing assignment (with the exception of short in-class exercises) is critiqued in peer response groups in class. Before the first draft of a feature article or query letter is due, the class develops a criteria sheet that is specific to the diverse forms of writing students are doing. The day the first draft is due, the class divides into peer response groups and, using the criteria sheet, provide feedback for each writer. The instructor also offers feedback on drafts of each article. Only final drafts are evaluated and graded by the instructor.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.