CSU offers a course to upper-division majors in science, math, and engineering in which they write to non-technical readers. In this course, students work with a site partner who needs specific science or technical materials for a non-expert audience, (see our What is "writing about science"? page for more about this type of writing and this audience). As a class, the students spend the first part of the semester looking closely at effective techniques for writing about science to non-technical readers and establishing strategies for working with site partners. Then the rest of the semester takes up writing for a designated site partner.
- What Does This Project Give Site Partners?
As a site partner, you will have the right to use the materials as you wish. We ask that you agree not to publish the materials for profit of any sort without acknowledging the original author. But disseminating the materials otherwise will be completely under your control. Moreover, you may revise the document as you need to in the future. Ideally, the student creates a document ready to go out to your constituents or other publications to advance understanding of your mission and/or research. Minimally, we hope the student creates a useful document that can serve as a foundation for future outreach materials.
- What Does This Project Require of Site Partners?
- Prior to Meeting with a Student.
- During the Semester.