Big Words

Lucile Wrenshall, MD, PhD

Big words in academic writing - love 'em or leave 'em?

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Practical Writing Advice from a Writing Teacher

Rebecca Helton, MA

Writing guide offers straightforward advice for communicating ideas clearly.

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How to Make 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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The Scientist's Adverb

Lucile Wrenshall, MD, PhD

My take on writing tendencies in academic science and a light hearted break from all things viral.

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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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Will They Stay or Will They Go?: Figures in NIH Grant Abstracts

Ashley Hood, PhD

The February 2020 grant submission cycle threw everyone for a loop.

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Get Your PMCIDs PDQ

Rebecca Helton, MA

One item easy to do from isolation is making sure your publications comply with the NIH Public Access Policy and receive PMCIDs.

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Think of It as the Next Big Adventure

Ross Cloney, PhD

Five years ago I joined Nature Communications from my postdoc to begin my new life as an editor.

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“Zoom In” to Keep Group Review and Critique on Track

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Work-in-Progress sessions can get bogged down at the wrong level of feedback. Use a zoom-in approach to structure review and critique.

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Optimizing Colors for Projected Presentations

Sephirus Communications

Solutions to common problems when colors vary between your monitor and the projector.

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