Online "Writing the Scientific Manuscript"


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Option 1: Independent Study/Quick Study - $624.25 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 - $829.00 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 - $909.00 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
 
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • The course content and short videos helped improve my writing. It would have been nice to be able to control the speed of the video as well as stop and rewind functions. Including visual examples of tables and charts would have helped.
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You'll learn

  • Effective prewriting strategies to ensure a productive start
  • Various organizational techniques
  • Strategies to identify and appeal to readers(s)
  • Ways to encourage thorough reading
  • Approaches to ensure readability
  • What each section of a scientific manuscript should include
  • Tactics to better ensure publication and what to do if the manuscript is rejected
  • Methods to enhance oral presentation skills
  • Techniques to create effective proofreading and editing strategies
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This course is designed for writers who are interested in honing their writing the scientific manuscript skills. Unlike our six-module course, "Scientific Writing," this ten-module course offers longer and more robust lectures, covers more topics, and allows writers a longer time to apply the concepts discussed.

It includes

  • Voiced lectures
  • A professional editor
  • Writing Supplement
  • Writing Aid
  • Weekly writing options
  • Links to additional resources
  • Knowledge checks
  • Written feedback on submitted writing (Options 2 and 3)
  • Certificate of completion
  • One online video-chat session with your editor, per-module (Option 3)

Topics

Module 1: Developing a Writing Strategy
  • Analyzing audience needs
  • Understanding purpose
  • Understanding the necessity of persuasion
  • Maintaining a positive image
  • Being concise and precise
  • Using active/passive voice, concrete/abstract language, emphasis
Module 2: Developing Effective Organizational Strategies
  • Using organizational techniques
  • Using outlining effectively
  • Presenting content to gain readers’ attention
Module 3: Using Language Effectively
  • Reducing unnecessary words
  • Reducing repetition and redundancy
  • Keeping it simple
  • Using only words that add value
  • Creating flow
  • Showing relationships
  • Avoiding lazy pronouns
Module 4: Understanding How Readers Read
  • Using appropriate emphasis
  • Creating “links” between and among ideas
  • Using shorter versus longer sentences and paragraphs
  • Meeting readers’ needs for effective sentences and paragraphs
  • Using topic and supporting sentences
Module 5: Writing the Components of the Scientific Manuscript
  • Understanding the role of the various components
  • Understanding the difference between the abstract and the executive summary
  • Writing an effective Introduction and Conclusion
  • Using logic to create the “walk-away” message
  • Ensuring that you’ve used reasoning
Module 6: Writing the Supplementary Components
  • Writing the Discussion and Results
  • Understanding the role of the various components
  • Understanding the difference between the abstract and the executive summary
  • Writing an effective Introduction and Conclusion
  • Writing the Discussion and Results
Module 7: Using Charts, Tables, and Graphs Effectively
  • Meeting readers’ expectations for
  • Using descriptive titling and captioning
  • Guidelines for creating
  • Design tips
Module 8: Preparing and Submitting Your Article for Submission
  • Understanding submission guidelines
  • Ensuring consistency
  • Following guidelines
  • Using appropriate resources
Module 9: Creating Oral Presentations
  • Designing the presentation
  • Understanding your audience
  • Getting and keeping listeners’ attention
  • Controlling the room
  • Using visuals effectively (including PowerPoint)
Module 10: Editing and Proofreading Strategies
  • Understanding the difference between editing and proofreading
  • Conducting the holistic and traditional edit
  • Practical proofreading techniques
  • Editing for content
 

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