Write Well and Prosper – Science Writing Tips

Write Well and Prosper – Science Writing Tips

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“Live long and prosper” was easy for Captain Spock, but as a non-Vulcan, you have limited control over your longevity. Besides, the Vulcan salute is really hard. One thing you can control is your writing! As a scientist, technical writing skills are vital at any career stage and polishing those skills will heighten the level of your work. Join Dr. Kristin Sainani, of Stanford University, for expert guidance that will get your work recognized. “Write well and prosper” …Spock would be proud!

 

 

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ACS Webinets – 2 minutes to a smarter chemist. Excerpt from Kristin’s 2011 ACS Webinar:

Fundamentals of Effective Scientific Writing – Manuscripts and Grants.

 

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Write Well and Prosper – Science Writing TipsA short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Dr. Kristin Sainani of Stanford University. View Kristin’s previous ACS Webinar: Fundamentals of Effective Scientific Writing – Manuscripts and Grants.

 

What You Will Learn

  • Unclutter your writing
  • Engage your reader
  • Organize your manuscript
  • And much more…

 

Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free

 

Meet Your Expert

Kristin Sainani has a background in both science and writing. After receiving an MS in statistics and PhD in epidemiology from Stanford University, she studied science writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Now a freelance health and science writer, she writes a health column for Allure magazine and a statistics column for the journal Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. She is also a clinical assistant professor at Stanford, where she teaches statistics and manuscript writing.

 

 Meet Your Moderator

Dr. David Harwell is the Assistant Director for Career Management and Development at ACS.  In his job, he works with chemical professionals throughout their careers.  He is a chemist by training and a career counselor by profession.  Before joining the staff of ACS Dave was a faculty member at the University of Hawaii focusing on silicon nanoparticles and supramolecular structures.

 

 

The Fine Print

ACS Webinars™ does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.

 

 

31 Responses to “Write Well and Prosper – Science Writing Tips”

  1. May says:

    Hello;
    I’m thinking about joining this webinar but afraid that it will be hard and difficult for me, since English isn’t my mother language !!!
    do you think I should join anyway??

  2. admin says:

    Absolutely May, please join. You have nothing to lose and will only benefit from Dr. Sainani’s expertise.

  3. Zhijun Wu says:

    It would be helpful if the webinars slides can be available for people to preview before the presentation.

  4. Angel Resendez says:

    Hello,
    I was wondering if this webinar would be posted online afterwards, in case someone who wants to attend but will not be able to during that time. Thanks.

  5. admin says:

    Dear Zhijun – We provide the slides after the webinar to ensure that all up-to-date information has been included. After the webinar you may download the slides and review the recording. Sorry if the delay causes any inconvenience. ACS Webinars.

  6. admin says:

    Yes Angel – the recording and slides will be provided on our website within one week after the live presentation at http://acswebinars.org/writewellandprosper. — ACS Webinars

  7. Madeline Goodstein says:

    I will not be able to participate in the webinar but plan to obtain the recording and slides you will so graciously provide on a website. Do I have to be registered to do that? Can you count me as a participant to help show the interest in the topic?

  8. Dale Brabham says:

    Good writing is hard.
    Write much, edit more, cut deep.
    Practice with a pro.

  9. admin says:

    Dear Madeline — Sorry you will miss the live presentation. But yes, you will be able to see it later. The webinar recording along with the slides will be posted on our website “http://acswebinars.org/writewellandprosper” in about a week after the live presentation and you do need to be registered to access the archives. And yes, we do count all registrants and then we count the number who actually attended. — ACS Webinars

  10. James says:

    If I had a bit more info on what will be covered, I might be interested. “scientific Writing Tips …” does not tell me what types of tips will be offered. The topic description is too vague for me to determine benefit.

  11. admin says:

    Dear James, thank you for writing in and for your interest in the topic. You will learn: how to unclutter your writing, engage your reader, organize your manuscript, and much more.

    Please see Kristin Sainani’s previous ACS Webinar to get a feel for her teaching style: http://acswebinars.org/sainani.

  12. Rachid says:

    Dear Admin and ACS webinars,
    Writing correctly is a key to any scientists/educators for success.
    I just registered to attend this webinar if my experiments finish early. I want to thank you for bringing this interesting topic out.
    Best.
    Rachid

  13. Brian Lynch says:

    I registered for the Webinar on “Scientific Writing Tips” but unfortunately I have an over-riding appointment off campus, presiding over our Research Ethics Committee. I guess it wouldn’t be ethical to fail to attend.

    Brian Lynch
    St. Francis Xavier University
    902-863-1245
    Senior Research Professor of Chemistry (1995-2000, 2003-2009, 2012-?);
    also Assistant Professor (1957-1958) Associate Professor (1962-1968) and Professor of Chemistry (1968-1995); Chair of the Department of Chemistry (1972-1979 and 1981-1986)

  14. Swati says:

    Was not able to connect

  15. diana says:

    Is it over? i am getting no audio or imaging anymore

  16. Ron says:

    Neither of the links (https://www2.gotomeeting.com/join/979493754/106905772) or the “overflow seating” are functioning.
    When will the webinar archive be available and will you please send me a link?
    Thanks

  17. Dean says:

    Hi, The webinar was full so I was trying to view the overflow stream. However, the livestream video just shows a webinar info video. Perhaps there is a technical problem with the overflow viewing. It is best to watch the archive later? Thanks.

  18. Sarah says:

    I was too late for priority seating and the overflow viewer stopped working. Could you please let me know when/how I can watch this webinar.
    Thank you.

  19. Linda Casson says:

    I tried to join the webinar exactly at 2PM, but it was already full. Then I tried to join the overflow seating, but was unable to navigate to the correct page.:-(. But did download the slides. Must have been very popular! I hope it will be offered again, but with enough space for everyone who preregistered!

  20. admin says:

    Dear Linda — Yes this is a very popular topic and speaker! Please do come back to our website in about a week to view the recording and slides at http://acswebinars.org/writewellandprosper. — ACS Webinars

  21. admin says:

    Dear Sarah — Sorry about the glitch in the overflow. It is functioning now if you’d like to turn in. The Q&A will surely be interesting. In about a week, please go to our website at http://acswebinars.org/writewellandprosper to view the recording and slides. — ACS Webinars

  22. admin says:

    Yes Dean, the overflow experienced some problems, however is working now. You have time to hear the Q&A. In about a week, please go to http://acswebinars.org/writewellandprosper to view the recording and slides. — ACS Webinars

  23. admin says:

    Dear Ron — this very popular webinar will be recorded and the slides provided on our website http://acswebinars.org/writewellandprosper in about a week from today. Please watch. — ACS Webinars

  24. Linda Casson says:

    Just got onto the overflow–excellent webinar!

  25. admin says:

    Dear Diana — We were experiencing some technical issues earlier, but the overflow is now working. Please tune in for the Q&A. In about a week, please go to http://acswebinars.org/writewellandprosper to view the recording and slides. Thanks. — ACS Webinars.

  26. admin says:

    Dear Swati — I’m sorry you were unable to attend. This is a very popular topic and speaker. In about a week, please go to http://acswebinars.org/writewellandprosper to view the recording and slides. — ACS Webinars

  27. admin says:

    Dear Brian — Please go to our website at http://acswebinars.org/writewellandprosper in about a week to view the recording and slides. — ACS Webinars

  28. Claire says:

    Hello,
    Is the recording available to view now (a week later)? The link you provided last week circles back to this page, and the recording does not seem to be here. Thank you!

  29. admin says:

    Yes Claire, the recording and slides have now been posted to our website at http://acswebinars.org/writewellandprosper.–ACS Webinars

  30. Mike G says:

    I enjoyed Kristin’s piece in March on using ‘I and we’ instead of the passive voice. I, too, am a proponent of the active voice to liven up scientific papers.

    But what about in an abstract? I have never felt comfortable with ‘we’ in an abstract. What are your thoughts?

    -Mike

  31. amir says:

    Hello;
    I’m thinking about joining this webinar but afraid that it will be hard and difficult for me, since English isn’t my mother language !!!
    do you think I should join anyway??

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