|This course may be repeated for credit.|
NS&B 400, PHYS 400, PSYC 400|
The objectives of this course are (1) to build a supportive cohort that will help students sustain their goals when they enter graduate school and (2) to provide students with skills they will need to succeed in graduate school. Students will work on writing, presentation, and discussion skills. This will be done by reading classic books on writing, critiquing the ability of different figures and graphs to convey information, reading and discussing scientific papers, and giving research presentations.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Dale F. Bloom, Jonathan D. Karp and Nicholas Cohen, THE PH.D PROCESS: A STUDENT'S GUIDE TO GRADUATE SCHOOL. (1999).
William Zinsser, ON WRITING WELL
Robert Boice, PROFESSORS AS WRITERS: A SELF HELP GUIDE TO PRODUCTIVE WRITING
Stephen Few, SHOW ME THE NUMBERS: DESIGNING TABLES AND GRAPHS TO ENLIGHTEN
|Examination and Assignments: |
No exams. Writing, interviewing, discussion
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students must be enrolled in the McNair program. In rare circumstances, students may be admitted after discussing their reasons in writing with the instructor.
|Instructor(s): O'Connell,Suzanne B. Times: ..T.... 05:10PM-09:10PM; Location: SCIE405; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|