Writing

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"Messograf Pen Calipers" by Adafruit Industries | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., September 20, 2016

Dr. Lombardo shares his best advice for successful and clear scientific writing.
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"Female Time Checker 1" by Anthony Catalano | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tues., March 10, 2015

Making progress on your big writing projects is like running a marathon—finishing well takes strategy and stamina. Set writing goals help you pace yourself and finish well.
Recommended edits on an article draft
"2008-01-26 (Editing a paper) - 18" by Nic McPhee | CC BY-SA 2.0

Tues., Feb. 17, 2015; by Adrian Lara

You’re guaranteed a large amount of writing during grad school, including class project reports, conference papers, journal articles, and funding proposals. Here's an introduction to getting started.
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"reflections (A)" by Camil Tulcan | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Tue., Nov. 25, 2014

After you've received peer reviewers' comments, how do you move forward with your article? Here's how to stay objective and improve your article using the feedback.

Tues., Oct. 28, 2014

A good draft of an abstract guides you through an article’s conception, the writing process, and edits. Here's how to make the most of your abstract.
Square peg, round hole
Square Peg by Simon Greig

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Like an athlete who trains for months to prepare for competition, you have to prepare to publish. Think about your work in terms of publishable results, begin writing early in the research process, and write often…
Writing
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Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Apply the same techniques we teach in the Dissertation Writing Boot Camp to tackle your own writing project. Find out how to make writing a priority and get your large writing projects done!

William Strunk and E.B. White promote the use of specific, definite, and concrete language over the general, vague, and abstract. Academic prose doesn’t need to be general, vague, or abstract. With a little practice and a good editorial eye, you can engage your reader with added detail.

In scholarly writing, the scholar often disappears behind the words.

Whether you’re looking for a few extra dollars to fund research or a larger fellowship that will pay for a year or two of focused work on your dissertation, a research grant can be just the ticket for finishing your dissertation and launching your

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