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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.
Thanks for your comments through all [the] modules. They [have been] very helpful for improving my writing skills.Researcher Targacept Scientific Writing +View More
It was a great learning experience and I am already employing some tricks of the trade. Thanks!PhD, Regulatory Affairs Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Scientific Writing +View More
Thank you so much for all of your assistance with my paper. This course was so valuable to me both for making my paper stronger and for highlighting things that I need to be more cognizant of in my day to day writing. If my paper does get published, I will definitely let you know.Charles River Quality Assurance Auditor Scientific Writing +View More
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