Succinct Scientific Writing
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.
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
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!