Research Question: Do my practices improve students’ writing skills and their understanding of science?
Method: My primary goal is to help students develop their scientific thinking through writing. My hope is that as students advance from project-to-project, they will discover that learning the science is highly correlated to their ability to express their thinking in writing. Naturally, I also want students to learn the mechanical and style elements that define good scientific writing, such as writing concisely, using appropriate grammar, and developing proper figures and tables; conventions which are easier to learn and teach.
Mitchell, Robert J. and Thane, Niki, "Integration of Technical and Scientific Writing into Surface-Water Hydrology (GEOL 472/572)" (2008). Writing Research Fellows. Paper 23.