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Advance Scientific Writing Courses and Resources

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Resources

All About Grants Tutorials -- NIAID
Link to the NIAID (National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases) website which provides on-line tutorials on preparing RO1 grant applications. Tutorials help biomedical investigators, especially new ones, plan, write, and apply for the basic NIH research project grant, the R01. Advice comes from the experience of NIAID staff, including former NIH grantees.

Authorship and Accountability
PowerPoint presentation in which Harold "Hal" Sox, M.D., Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine, lists the qualifications to be listed as an author as well as the specific ways in which an author is accountable for a paper's content.

Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers
This guide is used and recommended by both Dr. Judith Swan and Dr. Elizabeth Colston, who teach classes in Advance’s Scientific Writing Series.

Courses

Course Title
Description
Date/Time/Location
Instructor

Writing an Article for Publication Part 1: Writing the "Results" Section

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CME credit requested

The results text narrates the story that the figures tell visually. A well-written results section does not repeat in words what the figures or tables present; it describes the experiments that were performed and the logical connections between them. This session will focus on relating the results text to the figures in a way that tells a compelling scientific story.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 252 BRB II/III

Dr. Erika Shor

Writing an Article for Publication Part 2: Writing the "Introduction" Section

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CME credit requested

The Introduction orients and motivates readers. It must also make a contract with the reader that a question will be answered. Introductions are the most structured part of a paper and readers expect certain elements ina certain order. This session will focus on constructing Introductions with the important elements in the right order.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 104 Stellar Chance

Dr. Erika Shor

Writing an Article for Publication Part 3: Writing the "Discussion" Section

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CME credit requested

 

The Discussion answers the question posed in the Introduction, explains how the results support the answer, and shows how the answer fits in with existing knowledge. Good discussions rely on making sound arguments. This session will focus on four elements of a sound argument: claims, evidence, warrants, and qualifications.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 104 Anat-Chem

Dr. Erika Shor

Writing an Article for Publication Part 4: Writing the Abstract for Your Paper

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CME credit requested

The Abstract provides a clear, concise overview of a paper. Itpresents the main story and a few essential details. A good abstract sorts readers - allows them to decide if they want to read the paper or skip the paper - by persuading them in the first few sentences. Increasingly, journal editors and reviewers are using the abstract to triage submitted manuscripts. This session will focus on writing excellent abstracts.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 204 Stellar Chance

Dr. Erika Shor

Writing an Article for Publication Part 1: Writing the "Results" Section

ENROLL NOW

CME credit requested

The results text narrates the story that the figures tell visually. A well-written results section does not repeat in words what the figures or tables present; it describes the experiments that were performed and the logical connections between them. This session will focus on relating the results text to the figures in a way that tells a compelling scientific story.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm

09-146 Smilow CTR

Dr. Erika Shor

Writing an Article for Publication Part 2: Writing the "Introduction" Section

ENROLL NOW

CME credit requested

The Introduction orients and motivates readers. It must also make a contract with the reader that a question will be answered. Introductions are the most structured part of a paper and readers expect certain elements ina certain order. This session will focus on constructing Introductions with the important elements in the right order.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 251 BRB II/III

Dr. Erika Shor

Writing an Article for Publication Part 3: Writing the "Discussion" Section

ENROLL NOW

CME credit requested

The Discussion answers the question posed in the Introduction, explains how the results support the answer, and shows how the answer fits in with existing knowledge. Good discussions rely on making sound arguments. This session will focus on four elements of a sound argument: claims, evidence, warrants, and qualifications.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 251 BRB II/III

Dr. Erika Shor

Writing an Article for Publication Part 4: Writing the Abstract for Your Paper

ENROLL NOW

CME credit requested

The Abstract provides a clear, concise overview of a paper. Itpresents the main story and a few essential details. A good abstract sorts readers - allows them to decide if they want to read the paper or skip the paper - by persuading them in the first few sentences. Increasingly, journal editors and reviewers are using the abstract to triage submitted manuscripts. This session will focus on writing excellent abstracts.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm

10-146 Smilow CTR

Dr. Erika Shor