Don't write like a scientist - How to capture your reader’s attention
Scientific writing is often needlessly complex and hard to read. On the other hand, good research communication is all about conveying ideas that will have profound impact on human lives; it demands clarity and simplification. But the academic register used to give an intellectual “feel” to scientific writing is peppered with formal grammatical structures, confusing jargon, and complex academic phrases.
Complicating good research in an effort to sound tasteful or authoritative means you risk not being understood. Moreover, your published papers may not get read and cited enough and you won’t get to create the impact you’ve worked so hard to achieve!
Wondering how to overcome bad writing habits like flexing a large and elaborate vocabulary and deliver effective scientific communication? Master the principles of effective writing by joining us for a free webinar titled , led by Regina Nuzzo, a professor at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., and Kristin Sainani, an associate professor at Stanford University. In this webinar, you will learn how to write in a clear, concise, and engaging style by letting go of ineffective “academic” writing habits.
Free webinar: Don’t write like a scientist
Date: August 5, 2021
Time: 7am EST
The instructors will walk you through their approach to editing by rewriting two scientific abstracts, sharing exclusive writing tips and strategies along the way to make your academic documents more engaging. Watch as they transform hard-to-read prose into engaging text in this interactive webinar hosted by Researcher.Life.
In this 60-minute you will learn to:
- Get rid of your ineffective “academic” writing habits
- Cut through the clutter and be more precise
- Reduce repetition and use of superfluous jargon
- Use strong active verbs for impactful communication
Your trainers will also answer queries from the audience as part of this interactive event. After the webinar, you will also receive a certificate of attendance and a recording of the session for your continued reference.
About the speakers
Regina Nuzzo, PhD, is a professor at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., a senior advisor for statistics communication at the American Statistical Association, and an award-winning science journalist. She has lectured on television and around the world to various audiences about statistical significance, research reproducibility, de-biasing data analysis, and statistics communication. She received her PhD in statistics from Stanford University and graduate training in science journalism at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her writings on probability, statistics, data, and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Scientific American, New Scientist, Reader's Digest and Nature, among others.
Kristin Sainani, PhD, (née Cobb) is an associate professor at Stanford University. She teaches statistics and writing, works on statistical projects in sports medicine, and writes about health, science, and statistics for a range of audiences. She has authored the health column Body News for Allure magazine for a decade. She is also the statistical editor for the journal Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and writes a statistics column called Statistically Speaking for this journal. She teaches the popular Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ‘Writing in the Sciences’ on Coursera, and also offers an online medical statistics certificate program through the Stanford Center for Professional Development. She was the recipient of the 2018 Biosciences Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching at Stanford University.
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