The general question: Has anyone taken a course geared toward writing in the sciences? If so, did you feel that the course was useful? Alternatively, do you think that writing for the sciences was something that was better learned through the actual science courses you took? My specific situation: I have a degree in English, and I was a high school English teacher for several years before returning to school to take physics, math and computer science. I have some space in my schedule, and I am trying to fill it. There are a few courses that I can fit in amongst my physics and math courses, but none of them are really science courses themselves. I was thinking that the course described below (which does fit my schedule) could potentially be useful going forward: "Writing in the Sciences introduces students to the basic principles and genres of writing required for science students in their undergraduate careers: lab reports, summaries of scientific research, and scientific review essays. The course will focus on drafting and revising various reports written on scientific topics." There are a few other possible courses that I can fit into my schedule, but I am curious as to whether or not people feel that this writing course would be useful? I recognize that writing about literature and philosophy is quite different, but is it different enough that it is worth taking a specific course, or is this something I could better learn simply by doing it in the physics courses themselves? Any advice is appreciated, as are stories of your own experiences with such a course.