The history, structures, and use of literature search tools will be covered. Through the use of chemical literature searches and the literature itself, scientific papers and oral presentations will be prepared and delivered. Students will also be acquainted with the availability and expectations of different chemistry professions, the basic nature of science and chemistry, ethical issues in chemistry, and chemical safety.
This senior seminar course is designed for chemistry major students in their senior year. It prepares students to give a seminar on their undergraduate research or a literature investigation of a related area.
Chemical Literature and Seminar - CHEM 3050
A Short Guide to Writing about Chemistry by Jan A. Pechenik; Holly B. Davis; Julian F. TysonThis writing guide, by the author of Pearson's best-selling Short Guide to Writing about Biology along with two well-known chemists, teaches students to think as chemists and to express ideas clearly and concisely through their writing. Providing students with the tools they'll need to be successful writers, A Short Guide to Writing about Chemistry emphasizes writing as a way of examining, evaluating, and sharing ideas. The book teaches readers how to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and how to communicate information clearly and logically. Students are also given detailed advice on locating, evaluating, and citing useful sources within the discipli≠ maintaining effective laboratory notebooks and writing laboratory reports; writing effective research proposals and reports; and communicating information to both professional and general audiences.