Dr. Eric Sentell, teacher of writing and rhetoric at Southeast Missouri State University, takes a scholarly approach to writing advice, complete with historic and literary references.  We’ve gathered a few favorites below.

Making Writing More Memorable and Persuasive
Schema theory teaches that information is filtered through a mental structure, like a preconceived notion.  Tapping into a reviewer’s schema helps you achieve compelling, influential, and memorable manuscripts and grant proposals.

How a Jail-house Letter & Goat Research Can Get Your Grant Funded
Knowing your audience – a review panel, perhaps – and speaking to their values prompts them to recommend your research project.

Three Tips for Writing to Non-Specialists
Don’t let the ‘curse of knowledge’ mislead you about what the audience knows and doesn’t know.  Consider, instead, communicating to the level of a new graduate student.

Learn more about Dr. Sentell’s work, sign up for a newsletter, and get free excerpts at ericsentell.medium.com .

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