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A contextualised writing programme for biological scientists

By Christopher J.R. Willmott


This paper was presented at the Writing Development in Higher Education: Valuing and Evaluating Writing in Higher Education Conference, Sheffield, May 2004 and published in the proceedings. The published version may be available at discipline has specialised writing conventions over and above more general aspects of good practice. We have developed a range of activities for students following our biological sciences programmes with a view to helping them improve their generic and subject-specific writing skills. These include essay writing (in a variety of guises), report writing and summary work. Many of the activities, such as an exercise on plagiarism and analysis of real exam answers written by a previous cohort, would be readily adaptable for practitioners in other fields

Publisher: WDHE
Year: 2005
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