The Scientific Writing Course for MSc and PhD students in the Life Sciences provides the tools necessary for writing coherent, well-organized research papers, posters, presentations and other documents. The main emphasis is on understanding the organization of a standard paper, and the rationale behind this organization. During the course, we analyze each of the various parts of a paper (Abstract, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Figures & Tables, Results, and Discussion) by describing their ideal organization, and by looking at literature examples -both good and bad- and at "mistakes" taken from writing assignments from previous courses that I have taught. In addition, several lectures are devoted to other types of scientific writing. While this is not an English course per se, I also review some English grammar. Lectures include the guided reading of specific examples, and each student will be required to complete six short writing assignments.