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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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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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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Towards New Paradigms in Scientific Publishing

Double Docs

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

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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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A Smorgasbord of Grant 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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5 Things That Help Me Write

Evelyne Deplazes, PhD

In this article, I reflect on what helps me write. From finding the right setting to writing exercises to organise my thoughts.

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One Minute Writing Tuneup: Readability

Rebecca Helton, MA

Tips for improving the readability of your writing for all audiences.

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Lessons Learned While Building a Career: Grants

Ciara Shaver, MD, PhD

What I learned in my journey from foundation grants to K08 to R01.

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Nature: The Plight of Young Scientists

Rebecca Helton, MA

A recent news feature in Nature highlighted challenges facing early career scientists, from pressure to publish to shrinking funding and the increasing length of time before reaching research independence. Early …

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