Summer writing workshop


The ability to write clearly and proficiently is increasingly the determining factor in advancement and success in a scientist's career. So let's practice getting better at the craft of writing together.


  1. Please RSVP and let us know you want to participate! Email
  2. Seek out and read a Writing Guide. It can be on writing in general (style & clarity) or something about scientific writing specifically. Consider adding one of the writing guides below to your own library or come by our lab and peruse one.
  3. Read a Scientific Review of your choice. Some ideas for reviews for people in my lab are listed below. You can pick one that is relevant to your own research.
  4. Identify a section of the scientific review that you want to share that illustrates something you learned from your writing guide. This can be something you think is particularly well written. Or, better yet, something that you could improve by re-writing. Alternatively, you can talk about a larger section of the scientific review and its general structure. You can think about how you might re-organize the structure based on the advice you received.
  5. Put together 2 - 4 slides. You should introduce the piece of advice you learned from the writing guide. Then introduce the section you picked. Then show us your re-written, or re-organized version. Also possible, print up several copies of your original section and revised section to share.



Thursday, July 12, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
we can also add more time the following week July 19th if there is interest
MRB 230

Possible Writing Guides:

Recommended Scientific Reviews (Nishimura lab):

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Lindsay's Presentation:

David's Presentation: