Science Department Writing Statement

Communication is the essence of science. The ability to clearly and completely detail ideas, procedures, and results determines the success of a scientist’s efforts. Whether a scientist is submitting a request for funding or an article for publication, the importance of the written word in science cannot be overstated. The Spearfish High School science department recognizes the importance of writing and through a variety of activities--from journal entries to lab documentation--encourages students to develop their writing skills.