WRIT 101: Health Care vs. Ticks

SYNOPSIS: In this section of Writing 101, students will study the latest scientific literature on advances in health care pertaining to tick-borne diseases as the focus for developing skills in academic reading, writing, giving and receiving feedback, and library research. Working from select principles of health science research and some basic statistics, students will practice careful reading, effective summary, and skeptical analysis as they draft and revise reviews of recent experimental research reports. Building on their own work and that of their classmates from the first half of the term, students will then write substantive scientific essays discussing some aspect of the current science of tick-borne disease prevention. Audiences for student writing will include both classmates and health-science professionals.

READER REQUIREMENTS: The final product will be a scientifically argued essay for health professionals. Readers can be professionals in different health related fields. Students write a concise summary and critical analysis of a scientific research article, a research-driven “commentary” essay.

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS: Students write a concise summary and critical analysis of a scientific research article, a research-driven “commentary” essay.

SYLLABUS SPRING 2020

INTRODUCTORY MEETING: Please schedule your introductory meeting as soon as possible after you have received the matching email. Find details for the introductory meeting http://dukereaderproject.org/students/intro-meeting/

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