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Writing in Science

In the Faculty of Science, there are several fields (or areas) of study: biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, forensic science, and computer science – and related interdisciplinary fields (such as environmental science). As a student in science, you will be writing many different types of reports for your courses as well as research essays. Each type of assignment serves a specific purpose.


Always read your directions carefully, and clarify with your professor or TA the exact expectations for assignments. Every TA and professor will have specific expectations which may not match those provided on this website.

For more information on writing in Science, take some time to review the Craft of Scientific Writing website presented by PennState University.