Advanced Science Writing
10-Week Online Class
Advanced Science Writing
September 10 - November 18
$435 if registered by 08/20/2018
$485 if registered after 08/20/2018
Your course registration includes a free 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction or a free ebook; click here for more details.
Instructor: Chelsea Biondolillo
If you are ready to move beyond character, scene, and setting in your science writing, this is the class for you. Whether you write about environmental issues, health and medical topics, tech, or other science-related topics, this workshop will help you take your work to the next level. We will take a deep dive into the structure and narrative arcs of writing excellent science essays and address ethics, revision, and marketing your work in this class intended for students with experience writing short or long-form narrative nonfiction.
Week 1: The long & short of science writing
Week 2: Finding your beat
Week 3: The longform essay
Week 4: Where to begin & when to end
Week 5: Ethics, logistics, and reconstructions, oh my!
Week 6: Showing and telling science
Week 7: Organizing for action
Week 8: Revision
Week 9: Pitch it!
Week 10: Working with editors and fact checkers
* US residents will receive a complimentary 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction magazine with their online course registration (or a 4-issue extension to their existing subscription). Students outside the US can receive a free copy of the ebook Creating Nonfiction: Lessons from the Voice of the Genre, or can choose to receive a 4-issue print subscription for the cost of shipping fees. We regret that we are not able to offer complimentary digital subscriptions for international students at this time.
If you are an international student who would like a print subscription, please click here to add the cost of shipping to your order total. If you prefer the ebook, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org after you register.
Refund and cancellation policies
By 5pm EST on the Monday before classes begin (one week prior to start date):
- Students may request a refund (less a $50 application fee). You may also request a transfer (no fee) to another course in the same term or future term. Transfer credits must be applied within two years from your cancellation date.
By 5pm EST on the Friday at the end of the first week of classes:
- Students may transfer their enrollment credit to a future course (less a $95 processing fee for 10-week courses or a $75 processing fee for 5-week courses). Transfer credits must be applied within two years from your cancellation date.
- Students may switch to another class in the same term (subject to availability) for a $25 fee.
No refunds or transfers will be offered after this deadline.