Polishing Your Writing Skills for State Government Agency Careers

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This course provides insight into the professional and technical writing skills that are needed by geoscience students pursuing careers in state government agencies. Speakers explore the skills that are developed during students’ undergraduate and graduate academic training, discuss the types of written products that are developed by geoscientists in state agencies, and provide tips for improving and expanding writing skills.

The course presenters are Steve Holbrook, Professor and Head of the Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, and David Spears, State Geologist, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.


  • American Geosciences Institute