Checklists to Make Paper-Writing Go More Smoothly

Rebecca Helton, MA

Avoid authorship headaches and streamline the path from data to paper with these checklists.

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Towards New Paradigms in Scientific Publishing

Double Docs

New approaches can move more research output into the public sphere.

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Knock Your Next Grant Out of the Park

The Edge for Scholars

Write more persuasive grants that earn better scores, starting November 18.

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One-Minute Writing Tuneup: Energize Your Words with Active Voice

Rebecca Helton, MA

Sentence after sentence in passive voice is wordy, invites errors such as dangling modifiers, and grates on readers' nerves.

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Why Can’t NIH Study Sections Operate More Like Journal Reviews?

Lisa Pastore, PhD

Why can’t NIH Study Sections have a consistent set of reviewers and consistent critique?

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Reviewers & Editors Share the Secret Sauce

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Publishing Your Medical Research has a secret sauce - data from reviewers and editors.

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Creed: Taking a Beating

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Getting out of the ring too early is the most common cause of death of scientific ideas. Fight on.

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One-Minute Writing Tuneup: Don't Dangle Your Modifiers Off a Cliff

Rebecca Helton, MA

A "dangling modifier" has nothing in the sentence to modify, or appears to modify something the author doesn't intend it to.

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You MUST Read Dreyer's English

Julia Phillippi, PhD

If Strunk and White is a subtle and respectable Merlot, Dreyer’s English is a Cosmopolitan: light, witty, and slightly pink. Reading this style guide is like going to party …

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One-Minute Writing Tuneup: Comprise vs. Compose

Rebecca Helton, MA

“Comprised of” should never exist in formal writing.

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