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?
- What Does This Project Require of Site Partners?
To make your experience working with a student enjoyable and beneficial to your research and/or mission, we encourage you to establish clear parameters with the student about favored modes of communication, expectations for the document, and time constraints. To help you establish these parameters, we have outlined your participation to the students as follows:
- Prior to Meeting with a Student.
- During the Semester.