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Advanced Science Writing

10-Week Online Class

Advanced Science Writing

September 09 - November 17

$435 if registered by 08/19/2019
$485 if registered after 08/19/2019

Your course registration includes a FREE 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction or True Story magazine (US residents only), or a free ebook; more details here.

Advanced Courses require prerequisites for enrollment. If you purchase this course, you will be contacted to confirm that you meet at least one of the following qualifications:

  • completed an intermediate level course & one additional course (onsite or online), or
  • have an MFA in creative nonfiction, or
  • have a strong publishing record.

Refund, discount, and cancellation policies

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Instructor: Chelsea Biondolillo

If you are ready to move beyond character, scene, and setting in your science writing, this is the class for you. Whether you write about environmental issues, health and medical topics, tech, or other science-related topics, this workshop will help you take your work to the next level. We will take a deep dive into the structure and narrative arcs of writing excellent science essays and address ethics, revision, and marketing your work in this class intended for students with experience writing short or long-form narrative nonfiction.

Week 1: The long & short of science writing
Week 2: Finding your beat
Week 3: The longform essay
Week 4: Where to begin & when to end
Week 5: Ethics, logistics, and reconstructions, oh my!
Week 6: Showing and telling science
Week 7: Organizing for action
Week 8: Revision
Week 9: Pitch it!
Week 10: Working with editors and fact checkers

See the complete syllabus here »

See schedule of all available classes »

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Refund, discount, and cancellation policies

By 5pm EST on the Monday before classes begin (one week prior to start date):

  • Students may request a refund (less a $50 application fee) or request a transfer to another course in the same term (no fee).

By 5pm EST on the Friday at the end of the first week of classes:

  • Students may transfer their enrollment credit to a future course (less a $95 processing fee for 10-week courses or a $75 processing fee for 5-week courses). Transfer credits must be applied within two years from your cancellation date.
  • Students may switch to another class in the same term (subject to availability) for a $25 fee.

No refunds or transfers will be offered after 5 pm on Friday of the first week of classes.

* Learn how to receive a "refer-a-friend" discount.

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* US residents will receive a complimentary 1-year subscription to Creative Nonfiction magazine (4 issues) or True Story magazine (12-issues) with their online course registration (or a year extension to their existing subscription). Students outside the US can receive a free copy of the ebook Creating Nonfiction: Lessons from the Voice of the Genre, or can choose to receive a 4-issue print subscription to Creative Nonfiction for the cost of shipping fees. We regret that we are not able to offer complimentary digital subscriptions for international students at this time.

If you are an international student who would like a print subscription, please click here to add the cost of shipping to your order total.