An Academic Approach to Writing in Academia

Ashley Hood, PhD

A roundup of posts by Dr. Eric Sentell, who takes a scholarly approach to writing advice, complete with historic and literary references.

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Fresh Ideas for Writing Innovation in Your NIH Grants

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Remember you are marketing your ideas. Give your pitch to colleagues, family and friends until the innovation and value-proposition are clear in plain language.

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Understanding H. pylori: Meira Epplein

Rebecca Helton, MA

Meira Epplein, PhD, came to epidemiology by a more scenic route than most. She has always been fascinated by China, from Chinese art to culture and modern history. After getting …

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The Newbie's Excellent Infographic Adventure

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Newbies adventure in using an infographic to add clarity and impact to the release of a scientific publication.

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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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You Need a Shut Up and Write Group Like You Need to Eat

Aimee Edgeworth

Like eating regular meals, there’s another thing you know you need to do, want to do, have to do, but can hardly find the time for: Writing.

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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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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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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: Comprise vs. Compose

Rebecca Helton, MA

“Comprised of” should never exist in formal writing.

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