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A clear and reasoned presentation of ideas is critical to the success of a scientific manuscript. This seminar examines the structures and positions of emphasis in the sentence, paragraph, and sections of the formal study to help authors authorize their claims. Includes a test of reasoning that authors can apply to the articles they read and the papers they write. Addresses:
This session will address how authors can use a systematic approach to the writing process to improve the content and presentation of their ideas in a scientific manuscript. Includes suggestions about how to address the needs of the reviewers, editors and readers of a journal to improve your chances of publication. Examines:
This session reviews templates and suggests how to write effective:
Putting together a page of information for your patients? Thinking of penning an article for your local newspaper? This course reviews the elements of journalistic writing that will gain the attention of and be effective with lay readers who come from a variety of backgrounds and education levels. Reviews the benefits of question-and-answer formats, cartoons, stories and examples, and arresting and engaging openings.
One sure way to sharpen your skills as a writer is to serve as a peer
reviewer. This course addresses ways to develop relationships with
editors, to review articles effectively and efficiently, and to write
peer reviews that advance the goals of both editors and authors. These
skills will also allow participants to provide clear and helpful
feedback to coauthors and colleagues.
This course reviews the principles of good grantwriting to produce clear, direct, and convincing proposals. Focuses on understanding the psychology of reviewers, how to engage readers and facilitate understanding, and how to manage the proposal writing process. Suggests proposal templates. Includes exercises to foster creative thinking and to examine particular elements of a proposal.
Provides specific direction on how to best organize and format NIH applications for reader accessibility and impact, including information on:
A course on writing memos, letters, reports, e-mails, proposals, business plans and other documents. Includes information on managing, writing tasks and on recognizing and correcting common problems in business writing, including wordiness, lack of clarity and organization, and inconsistency. Provides direction on writing engaging, reader-based prose. Discusses:
This course demonstrates the most effective ways to format and
present information in a poster. Stresses the options that authors have
to emphasize the visual presentation of their information and ideas.
Provides direction on developing headings, formatting text, choosing
colors, and adjusting the overall layout so that it engages viewers.
The session also addresses the ways to facilitate discussion at the
poster session itself and how to prepare and deliver a 1-minute
overview of a study or program.
A talk about how best to present your education, training and
experience in curricula vitae, cover letters and personal statements.
Participants will learn how to highlight important information and
convey it in a memorable way.
Includes information on the best presentation and organization to
use in written documents. Highlights effective strategies to tell the
story of yourself, your accomplishments, and your aspirations in ways
that will make readers want to take action.
This session is dedicated to examining participants' drafts of their
manuscripts for publication and suggesting ways to improve the clarity,
writing style and structure of the drafts. The group will also apply a
test of reasoning to the conclusions. Emphasis will also be given to
what the authors did particularly well, in addition to working on areas
that can be improved.
This session will demonstrate, in real time, the work of an author's
editor as he edits a variety of previously unseen documents submitted
anonymously by the participants.
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