Date of this Version
Presentation for DBER Group, University of Nebraska, April 6, 2017.
Goals for today’s talk
My research shift into DBER
Pilot studies in Scientific Writing and Communication
Scientific Writing Help Desk
Conclusions: • Student knowledge and skill in scientific writing improved after taking “Scientific Writing and Communication” • “Writing my drafts” and “Revising my drafts…” were ranked as the most effective activities. This feedback suggests that a full-semester course with multiple drafts, peer review, and revisions is more effective than a workshop or short course without writing practice • Student confidence in the ability to write scientific manuscripts increased after taking this course. This improvement could lead to increased success for undergraduates, and increased graduate student retention and graduation rates.