Don’t Write Like a Scientist

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Don’t Write Like a Scientist

Regina  Nuzzo - R Upskill Training Instructor Profile ImageRegina Nuzzo
Kristin Sainani - R Upskill Training Instructor Profile ImageKristin Sainani
Regina  Nuzzo - R Upskill Training Instructor Profile Image

Regina Nuzzo

Kristin Sainani - R Upskill Training Instructor Profile Image

Kristin Sainani

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What you learn

You will learn how to get rid of your ineffective “academic” writing habits

You will discover how to cut through the clutter and be more precise

You will understand how to reduce repetition and use of superfluous jargon

You will know how to use strong active verbs for impactful communication

Description

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 watching this webinar titled Don't write like a scientist, conducted 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.

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.

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Regina  Nuzzo - R Upskill Training Instructor

Regina Nuzzo

PhD in Statistics from Stanford University; Professor at Gallaudet University; Award-winning science/stats writer

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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…

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Kristin Sainani - R Upskill Training Instructor

Kristin Sainani

PhD; Science Writer; Educator

1 course by this instructor

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 &…

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Only 31% of researchers are offered training to support their skill development.

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Trusted by global institutions


World-class instructors

PhD, John Hopkins University School of Medicine

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor, Kent State University, Ohio

Founder, Codemy