The Joke's on You

The Edge for Scholars

What makes a funny joke?  What makes a strong grant application?  Sometimes, the same things. In the video below, Jerry Seinfeld describes his joke-writing process and takes the viewer through …

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Specific Aims Part II - the Solution

Lucile Wrenshall, MD, PhD

Part II of my series on the Specific Aims page.

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Don't Wait Until You're Motivated to Write. Take Small Actions!

Evelyne Deplazes, PhD

Take some (small) action. Maybe forgetting about that manuscript is the best way to get that manuscript written :) 

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Buckle Your Seatbelts, Motherf*$%ers...This is How You Start a Grant

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Fighty Squirrel’s ninja-in-training Amy Palubinsky sent me this fabulous bit of prose she found on the interwebs. I absolutely believe all specific aims pages should be at least this …

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Go To SLEEP! The Five Things That Happen When You Don't Call It A Night

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

How many times have you sat down at your computer and worked way too late into the night writing a paper or grant only to find that in the cold …

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Abstract Roundup, Yee-Haw!

Aimee Edgeworth

Saddle up for this week's writing roundup featuring helpful resources for writing an abstract.

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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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Exciting AND Consistent? Verbs and Nouns in Scientific Writing

Rebecca Helton, MA

Pop quiz: Which of these sentences is more interesting? 1. We did the experiment, and it was a vivid example of the power of broccoli to make kids gag. 2. We performed …

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Prevent the Email Faux Pas That Gets You Fired: Read Send

Rebecca Helton, MA

Did you know that signing an email with “Sincerely” instead of “Best regards” can irrevocably alter your relationship with a colleague?  Or that “please” and “thank you” can be anything …

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Blogging in a Busy World: Tips for Keeping Your Readers Engaged

Britteny Watson-Ivey

We live in a fast-paced, busy world, which means most blog readers are distracted long before they land on your site. Here are some tips to keep readers tuned in …

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