"Succinct Scientific Writing" Online Course

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.

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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. Whether they write scientific reports, lab reports, journal articles, deviation reports, or SOPs, we'll show them more effective ways to tackle and write those documents.

Our convenient, interactive eight-module online scientific writing course uses critical thinking as its foundation and provides practical strategies to help your team plan, write, and revise any scientific document.

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Succinct Scientific Writing $999.00
  • You have access to all of the modules for 180 days!
  • Each module includes cheat sheets, take-aways, writing options, and feedback on up 10 pages of your writing 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.

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

This online course is SCORM 1.2-, SCORM 2004-, and AICC-compliant; each module takes roughly 30 minutes to complete.


  • Voiced lectures
  • A professional editor
  • Hurley Write Cheat Sheets 
  • A copy of the Hurley Write eBook, Writing Strategies For Corporate America
  • Knowledge checks
  • Take-away tips
  • Writing options
  • Written feedback on submitted writing
  • Certificate of completion
  • One online video-chat session with your editor per module

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


Module 1: Developing a Rhetorical Strategy
  • Targeting your reader
  • Developing an effective writing strategy
  • Presenting a positive image through writing
  • Ensuring readability
Module 2: Planning and Writing the Scientific Document
  • Organizing the document to meet reader needs
  • Using outlines and other prewriting strategies
  • Organizing sentences, paragraphs, and documents for greatest effect
  • Types of organizational strategies
Module 3: Being Precise and Concise
  • Creating flow
  • Using language to be precise and concise
  • Emphasizing appropriately
  • Avoiding verbosity
  • Avoiding language “traps”
  • Making your writing more emphatic and readable
Module 4: Using Readability Studies to Write Effective Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Emphasizing appropriately
  • Helping readers make sense of the information
  • Using readability techniques to strengthen your prose
  • Structuring sentences and paragraphs for greatest impact
Module 5: Using Charts, Tables, and Graphs Effectively
  • Understanding how readers use figures, graphs, and charts
  • Making your figures, graphs, and charts persuasive
  • Using color and other guidelines
Module 6: Writing the Components of the Scientific Paper
  • Writing the sections most efficiently
  • Determining the information to include in each section
  • Capturing the reader’s attention
  • Writing compelling copy
Module 7: Writing the Supplementary Components
  • Writing an effective abstract
  • Writing a compelling and accurate Introduction
  • Including other elements
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