Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Faculty Affairs & Professional Development

Advance Scientific Writing Courses

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Schedule of Courses and Resources for:

 

Courses

Course Title
Description
Date/Time/Location
Instructor

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

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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.

Monday, September 29, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm

08-146 Smilow CTR

Dr. Erika Shor

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

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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.

Monday, October 20, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm

11-146 Smilow CTR

Dr. Erika Shor

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

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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.

Monday, November 17, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 253 BRB II/III

Dr. Erika Shor

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

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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.

Monday, December 15, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 251 BRB II/III

Dr. Erika Shor

Insight from the Editor’s Panel

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This session will feature three senior faculty members who serve as editors of prestigious journals in their fields.  Learn about common mistakes that authors make, how to choose the right journal for your work, what journal impact factors mean, and how to respond to reviewers' critiques when you revise-and-resubmit a manuscript.  Gain from these editors' experience.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

3:00pm - 4:00pm

TBD

Beatrice Hahn, MD, Professor of Medicine

Timothy Rebbeck, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Anil Rustgi, MD, T. Grier Miller Professor of Medicine

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

ENROLL NOW

 

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.

Monday, February 23, 2015

3:30pm - 5:00pm

TBD

Dr. Erika Shor

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

ENROLL NOW

 

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.

Monday, March 16, 2015

3:30pm - 5:00pm

TBD

Dr. Erika Shor

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

ENROLL NOW

 

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.

Monday, April 13, 2015

3:30pm - 5:00pm

TBD

Dr. Erika Shor

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

ENROLL NOW

 

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.

Monday, May 4, 2015

3:30pm - 5:00pm

TBD

Dr. Erika Shor