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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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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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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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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