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Offered in-person and online!Fundamentals of High-Impact Scientific WritingCourse List

Great scientific communicators convey complex ideas to broad audiences clearly and passionately. This course is founded on the key features of strong scientific communication: writing with clarity and brevity.

Our approach begins by first understanding your audience, where you will learn thought processes and approaches to communicate with any reader. Then, we dive into the world of words where you will learn how to select precise words that convey your unique ideas.

Next, you will learn how to optimize your sentences, and discuss why writing a sentence longer than 30 words is usually a bad idea. Don’t worry, you will also learn how to write short, compelling sentences that highlight your work and persuade readers.

We finish with a discussion of how to craft compelling paragraphs that logically link together for a seamless reading experience! Throughout this course, you will gain the tools to untangle difficult writing and together, with your instructor, work through exercises designed to demonstrate how to take your writing to the next level. After completing this course, you will be well on your way to becoming a great scientific communicator!

    $350.00 - Contact us for institutional pricing

Course Outline

After taking this online course you will be able to:

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Where? Anytime, Anywhere, our online courses are easy to use

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Meet your instructor
Susan Marriott

Susan Marriott Ph.D.

Dr. Marriott is a Professor of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, and Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine. She has extensive experience developing courses and teaching at the graduate level. The interactive scientific writing and professional development workshops and courses taught by BioScience Writers were developed and designed by Dr. Marriott, to meet the needs of academic institutions and science professionals. She has taught these workshops 100+ times at over 50 institutions across the globe, receiving rave reviews. She leads a dynamic team of BioScience Write ... Read more

What other participants are saying:

"Susan was amazing and very knowledgeable. She made this course very interesting. It is valuable for all scientists for sure!"
Staff Scientist, US Center for Disease Control (CDC), 2018

"This is a good course for foreigners who do not use English as a mother tongue"
Graduate Student, Korea University, 2018

"This course does a great job of synthesizing a big and challenging topic and made it seem a lot more approachable!"
Postdoctoral Fellow, Texas A&M University, 2018

"She gave very good tips for writing and encouraged us in a positive way to keep working. It was a great course, thank you for the tips and advice."
Faculty, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, 2018

"I appreciated the suggestion to think about the reader's perspective and to analyze my word choices, sentence structure and paragraph structure."
Clinician, Tulane University, 2018

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How do you write?


Use precise words


Defining your audience