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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One-Minute Writing Tuneup: Correcting Comparisons

Rebecca Helton, MA

Using "compared to" in place of "than" inevitably leads you to compare the wrong things.

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Publishing Null Results

Behavioral Scientist

Nearly every scientist has felt the frustration of pouring effort, money and (sometimes) tears into a project only to get null results. The elusive p<0.05 decides whether results get …

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How to Review a Paper

BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program

Even as early as grad school, you—yes, you—can review papers for journals.  Here's a step-by-step guide.

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Research Manuscripts Should Tell Really Good Stories

Aimee Edgeworth

Does your research paper have a climax? Improve scientific writing with these storytelling techniques from Dr. Rafael E. Luna.

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Success Working Away From the Office

Dr Liz, PhD

Try working away from your usual desk to improve your concentration, and reduce the interruptions. Work in sweats! Take breaks whenever!

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The Best of You

Cristina Espinosa-Diez, PhD

The other day in a conversation I was told that I was too cheerful to be a postdoc, and we all laughed about it. They said it was almost contradictory. …

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A Big Step Forward in Standardizing Rules for Authorship

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Get ready for some changes to manuscript submissions. NAS takes the lead in promoting transparency in authorship roles.

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