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A collection of news about written, oral, visual, social, and non-verbal communication for scientists.
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14 Proven Writing Tricks From Genius Writers by @AlyceFabel

14 Proven Writing Tricks From Genius Writers by @AlyceFabel | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
No matter what, learning from great authors is always a plus. So let’s see what some of the literary elite have to say to young writers ... Thanks, Alyce! 1) Read, read again and then read som
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How to increase your impact with academic social media

How to increase your impact with academic social media | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Want to get your ideas out to a wider audience? Get involved in the busy, brilliant world of anonymous academics on Twitter
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The worst piece of peer review I’ve ever received

The worst piece of peer review I’ve ever received | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Six academics share their experiences before delivering a verdict on the system
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Another reflection on the nature of peer reviewing (Times Higher Education)

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‘8 reasons I accepted your article'

‘8 reasons I accepted your article' | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
8 reasons I rejected your article
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Some common reasons for the acceptance of you paper.

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What To Do If You Are Stuck in the Middle of a Writing or Other Project

What To Do If You Are Stuck in the Middle of a Writing or Other Project | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
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What to do when you are stuck in the middle of your writing project.

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How to Write a Great Research Paper - YouTube

An eye-opening talk... Professor Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, gives a guest lecture on writing. Seven simple suggestions: don't wait - write, iden...
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A 30-minute+ YouTube video on the topic.

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Writing With a Heavy Teaching Load

Writing With a Heavy Teaching Load | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Yes, you can "find time" to write, but not without sacrifices.
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Tips for academic writers with a heavy teaching load #academicwriting

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Overcoming writer's block: three tips

Overcoming writer's block: three tips | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Academics tend to use procrastination as an explanation for writer’s block, says Rowena Murray, but really, they are just avoiding asking for help
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A few tips to overcome writer's block (The Guardian Higher Education Network) #academicwriting

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Writing for an academic journal: 10 tips

Writing for an academic journal: 10 tips | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
What seems like common sense isn't common practice, says Rowena Murray who shares her top tips for getting published
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Tips for young scientists wishing to publish in academic journals (The Guardian Higher Education Network) #academicwriting 

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seven reasons why journals reject papers

seven reasons why journals reject papers | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
I’ve written about rejections several times, and most of this is scattered throughout the blog, so I thought it might be helpful to amalgamate the most important points together. All in one place. ...
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Some reasons why your papers have been rejected

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How to Tell a Great Story

How to Tell a Great Story | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
It’s a skill every leader needs to master.
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Useful advice for academic communicators  (Harvard Business Review)

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Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers

Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Didion, Sontag, Vonnegut, Bradbury, Orwell, and other literary icons.

By popular demand, I've put together a perio
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Maria Popova's periodically updated reading list of famous advice on writing.

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How to write paragraphs (advice for authoring a PhD or academic book)

How to write paragraphs (advice for authoring a PhD or academic book) | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
In English the core building blocks of any intellectual or research argument are paragraphs.
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The writing of scientific texts seen from the perspective of its main building blocks – the paragraphs. 

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Six Ways to Power Through Writer's Block

Six Ways to Power Through Writer's Block | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Writer's block is the bane of all who seek to put pen to paper. Whether it's your ideas, motivation, or just your brain causing it, here's a few tricks to breaking that block.
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Don't be a conference troll: a guide to asking good questions

Don't be a conference troll: a guide to asking good questions | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Presenting a paper is scary enough for most academics – there’s no need to make things worse by trying to catch them out
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On the art of asking good questions at conferences (The Guardian)

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Comma story by Terisa Folaron

Comma story by Terisa Folaron | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
It isn't easy holding complex sentences together (just ask a conjunction or a subordinate), but the clever little comma can help lighten the load. But how to tell when help is really needed? Terisa Folaron offers some tricks of the comma trade.
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Short story helps you remember when to use (or not to use) a comma.

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Eight reasons I rejected your article

Eight reasons I rejected your article | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
A journal editor reveals the top reasons so many manuscripts don’t make it to the peer review process
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Some common reasons for the rejection of you paper.

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Why Nobody Read your Tech Article, and How to Fix it

Why Nobody Read your Tech Article, and How to Fix it | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
When I started a blog, I never thought 20,000 people would read anything I wrote, let alone when I wrote something about programming. Why? The stats for a new blog are stark. One study discovered...
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A piece of useful advice on writing, by a technical blogger
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Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Piercing Advice to Writers

Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Piercing Advice to Writers | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
"Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world." Susan Sontag (January 16, 1933–December 28, 2004)
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The Habits of Highly Productive Writers

The Habits of Highly Productive Writers | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
There are no tricks to make writing easier, just practices you can develop to get it done.
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Practices you can develop to improve your academic writing
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How to get published in an academic journal: top tips from editors

How to get published in an academic journal: top tips from editors | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Journal editors share their advice on how to structure a paper, write a cover letter - and deal with awkward feedback from reviewers
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More tips for young scientists wishing to publish in academic journals (The Guardian Higher Education Network) #academicwriting

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George Orwell's Guide to Writing Well

George Orwell's Guide to Writing Well | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Step One: Eliminate every cliche from your vocabulary.
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George Orwell's Brilliant Guide to Writing Well

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Seven upgrade strategies for a problematic article or chapter

Seven upgrade strategies for a problematic article or chapter | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Do one thing well. Flatten the structure. Say it once, say it right.
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Tips for repairing a problematic paper or chapter (Medium)

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Comment Etiquette

Comment Etiquette | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Paul Krugman, in his capacity of Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times, recently felt the need to remind his readers to stay on topic when commenting on his
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Tips on etiquette for your on-line comments.

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Feature: How not to treat a guest speaker

Feature: How not to treat a guest speaker | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Tim Birkhead offers hosts a 10-step guide on how not to behave
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A10-step  guide on how not to treat a guest speaker

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