Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Scientific Writing

Want to get better and more effective at writing scientific manuscripts? Stanford is hosting a free MOOC course on the topic. The content look very interesting:

Week 1 : Introduction; principles of effective writing (cutting unnecessary clutter)
Week 2 : Principles of effective writing (verbs)
Week 3 : Crafting better sentences and paragraphs
Week 4 : Organization; and streamlining the writing process
Week 5 : The format of an original manuscript
Week 6 : Reviews, commentaries, and opinion pieces; and the publication process
Week 7 : Issues in scientific writing (plagiarism, authorship, ghostwriting, reproducible research)
Week 8 : How to do a peer review; and how to communicate with the lay public

LINK:  Writing in the Sciences | Coursera.

Posted on September 26, 2013, in Research and Academia and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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