[T]hese classes have been very useful for me: I am definitely starting with an outline and always wondering whether the report is clear, consistent and able to meet audience needs.Senior Research Associate Mapi Values USA Scientific Writing +View More
Pam Hurley's teaching style is outstanding and I learned a lot. I will recommend [the class] to some of the people I know who would like to improve their communication skills and [who] may find your course interesting.Physician Italy Scientific Writing +View More
Writing has always been a challenge for me as a foreign medical graduate who learned (is learning) English as an adult. Your online course has given me many tools to use in my career, but what I am most thankful for is for helping me overcome my fear of writing in this high literacy environment.Physician Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Scientific Writing +View More
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I would like to thank you for teaching us this great Scientific Writing Course. I learned a lot from it. The theories and techniques from the course have been and will continue to be used in the process of writing my research reports and scientific papers.
Do you use dashes as your primary form of punctuation? If so, it’s time to learn more about semicolons and commas and when to actually use dashes.
A misplaced comma can have a devastating effect on your document. Okay, perhaps “devastating” is too strong a word, but commas do show readers how to make sense of information. If you need some brushing up on your comma skills, check this baby out.
A complete sentence must. Include a subject and a verb. See how we did that? Those are sentence fragments; learn more how to ensure that your sentences are complete in this jewel.
Possessives versus plurals:
Are you the kind of writer who uses prepositional phrases just to avoid figuring out if a possessive or plural is required? If so, and if you’re not quite sure what a prepositional phrase is, this little beauty will teach you.
These interactive modules include
- A voiced lecture
- Knowledge checks
- Supplement that includes additional discussion of the module's points
- Writing aid that serves as a checklist for various writing tasks
- Writing option
- Written feedback on writing option
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to
- Discuss what sentence fragments are and how to avoid them
- Avoid writing run-on sentences
- Create possessives and plurals
- Use commas, colons, and semicolons effectively