An Academic Approach to Writing in Academia

Ashley Hood, PhD

A roundup of posts by Dr. Eric Sentell, who takes a scholarly approach to writing advice, complete with historic and literary references.

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NIH Diversity/Minority Supplements for Your R01

Rebecca Helton, MA

These are the easiest, and perhaps most rewarding, grants you'll ever get. Learn how.

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A Smorgasbord of Writing Pointers with a Side of Wit

Ashley Hood, PhD

Excellent food for thought and a generous portion of style pointers and common mistakes.

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Using Content-Lexical Ties to Connect Ideas in Writing

Eric Sentell, PhD

You may have been told that your writing doesn’t flow well, but were you taught what that meant? Were you told how to fix it?

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Your Grant as Story - the Rogue Character

Lucile Wrenshall, MD, PhD

Avoid confusion by properly introducing the cast of characters in your grant proposal

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Three Tips for Writing to Non-Specialists

Eric Sentell, PhD

We often have broader audiences than our fellow specialists. Here are three tips for writing to non-specialists, from a writing specialist.

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Making Writing More Memorable and Persuasive 

Eric Sentell, PhD

Schema theory can help you achieve compelling, influential memorability in your grant proposals, scholarly articles, and other writing. 

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Tips for Scoring a VA Career Development Award

Rebecca Helton, MA

For those with a connection to the Veterans Health Administration, the VA CDA 2 can be a great way to propel your career.

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How a Jail-house Letter and Goat Research Can Get Your Grant Funded

Eric Sentell, PhD

So-called “audience-based rhetoric” persuades much more effectively than just stating the reasons your grant is the best idea ever.

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More Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Wrote My K

The Edge for Scholars

Three more K awardees share the advice they wish they'd received before preparing career development awards.

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