About the Program
Are you a professor at a university, community college, or technical school who is passionate about science communication and writing? Would you like to teach your students to write better, but don’t have class time to devote to it? Sciworthy can help.
How it Works
By partnering with us each semester, we will allow your students to take our unique, self-paced, online science writing course. Then, your students will submit a summary of a scientific study to us to be edited by our team for publication on the site as a course assignment.
We are open to schools both inside and outside the US and welcome any graduate or junior/senior undergraduate science or social science course. You can be as hands-on or hands-off as you wish. We’d be happy to give you tips and ideas for how instructors have incorporated this activity into their semester schedules.
The benefits that our participants are most excited about:
Students get English writing and grammar lessons they don’t often get after secondary school/high school. Higher-ed institutions assume they know how to write already and focus mostly on composition, but many students are behind that benchmark.
Students gain experience reading the primary literature and deeply understanding a single paper well enough to explain it to a non-scientist — so they learn science and science communication at the same time.
Students get an “authentic grading” real-world experience by working with an editor and potentially getting their article published on the site. This can go on their resume and help them break into more science writing opportunities later in their career.
Professors do not have to spend time separately teaching writing — we do that for you with our online course and editing pipeline.
Want to Know Even More?
To find out if this program is a good fit for your classes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important: There is a fee per student to participate. The students do not pay — most professors cover this with grants or department funds. This fee covers our editor’s time and allows this program to continue to exist. Contact us for more details.