Science Writing

Welcome to James Collier's section of Science Writing (English 4824; CRN 97910) for fall 2012 at Virginia Tech.

"Scientific writing, in its broadest sense, is quite likely the most triumphant, the most imitated, the most universal form of human discourse ever developed 'after Babel.' During the past 100 years, it has risen to a glorified preeminence over all other styles of written communication, having become the model of authority and presumed accuracy to which nearly all forms of expression have increasingly turned for 'advice.'" — Scott L. Montgomery, The Scientific Voice, 1996, page 2.