Being a scientist means more than just doing exceptional research. A good scientist is also a good writer. In fact, you won’t truly be successful as a scientist until you learn to write well. You have to publish papers and apply for grants to fund your work. In fact, your career depends on the ability to write well.
The resources below are designed to help you improve your writing skills. The advice provided here is not only actionable and practical, it’s science-based. The advice is designed to “de-mystify” the writing process. These resources focus on skills you can quickly master, no matter how you view yourself as a writer, and no matter how complex and subtle the science is.
The links below lead to PowerPoint or video files used for our workshops for second year CLIMB students when we focus on written communication skills.
View a PowerPoint or video file:
- Key Science Writing Skills
- NIH Grant and Dissertation Proposals
- NSF Grant Proposals
- Meeting Abstracts-Best Practices in Writing
- Tables-Best Practices in Designing
- Books on Scientific Writing
- Research Proposal Outlines
- Keys to Writing Successful NIH Research and Career Development Grant Applications