Succinct Scientific Writing

If you’re considering an online course, now’s the time! Prices will increase Jan. 1, 2016, but if you purchase by Dec. 31, 2015, you can enjoy this year’s pricing and have up to one year from the date of purchase to begin the course.

Whether your team writes for the FDA, colleagues, the public, or a client, we’ll teach them how to convey—effectively and with confidence—the essence and nuances of your work. Writing scientific reports, lab reports, journal articles, deviation reports, SOPs; you name it, we’ll teach your team strategies to make their scientific documents shine.

Our convenient, interactive six-module online scientific writing course relies on critical thinking, as well as practical strategies, to help your team plan, write, and revise any scientific document.

Choose the option that works best for you:

Option 1: Independent Study/Quick Study - $579.00 See Details
  • Our lowest-priced option
  • Access to each module for one week
  • Access to downloadable supplements, writing aids, and writing options
  • No feedback on written work
Option 2: Expert Guide - $709.00 See Details
  • Our mid-priced option
  • Access to each module for two weeks
  • Access to downloadable supplements, writing aids, and writing options
  • Personal editor and personalized, substantive feedback on writing submissions
  • View new modules at your convenience.
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Option 3: Pace Yourself - $999.00 See Details
  • Our most flexible option
  • Access to all modules at once for a total of six months
  • You view the modules when you’re ready
  • Review the modules in any order you choose — all at once or one at a time — and review past modules any time
  • Access to downloadable supplements, writing aids, and writing options
  • Professional editor and personalized, substantive feedback on writing submissions
  • One video-chat session with your editor per-module
Purchase any online course by Feb. 28, 2015 and enjoy 2014 pricing;
prices will increase Mar. 1, 2015
Discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same organization. Find out more.

Not sure if an online scientific writing course is right for your team? Check out our customized onsite courses and webinars.

All of our online courses are SCORM 1.2-, SCORM 2004-, and AICC-compliant and each module takes roughly 30 to 45 minutes to complete.


  • Voiced lectures
  • A copy of the Hurley Write eBook, Writing Strategies For Corporate America (Option 3)
  • A professional editor (feedback options)
  • Multimedia window
  • The Hurley Write Cheat Sheet
  • Writing options
  • Certificate of completion
  • One online video-chat session with your editor, per-module (Option 3)

And if online scientific writing courses aren’t your thing, we have customized onsite courses and webinars, all tailored to meet your needs.


Module 1: Developing a Rhetorical Strategy
  • The importance of audience and purpose analysis
  • How scientific writing is persuasive
  • Understanding the necessity of persuasion
  • Presenting a positive image through writing
  • Ensuring readability
Module 2: Organizational Strategies
  • Understanding the importance of good organization
  • Creating outlines and more
  • Exploring the vast universe of organization; or organizing sentences, paragraphs, and documents
  • Summarizing
Module 3: Using Language Effectively
  • Being precise and concise
  • Using appropriate emphasis
  • Avoiding wordiness
  • Avoiding language "traps"
  • Making your writing more emphatic and readable
Module 4: Meeting Reader Needs/Writing Supplemental Components
  • Emphasizing appropriately
  • Understanding how scientific readers read
  • Writing the abstract and summary
Module 5: Writing the Scientific Report
  • Writing the body of the scientific paper
  • Getting the point across
  • Creating the appropriate argument
  • Ensuring that the report is readable and usable
Module 6: Editing and Proofreading Strategies
  • When to edit and when to proofread
  • Becoming your own best editor
  • What to look for in editing
  • Developing practical editing and proofreading techniques

Need more info? Contact us to receive a PDF that outlines objectives and concepts covered in the course!

Online Module FAQs (PDF)