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PhD Talk: Writers' Lab: Writing Academic English for Non-Native Speakers

PhD Talk: Writers' Lab: Writing Academic English for Non-Native Speakers | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
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Advice for non-native English writers

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A collection of news about written, oral, visual, social, and non-verbal communication for scientists.
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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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Twitterific Writing Links

Twitterific Writing Links | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
A weekly roundup of the top writing links from around the web.
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Some More Useful Links on Writing

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Your essential ‘how-to’ guide to choosing article titles

Your essential ‘how-to’ guide to choosing article titles | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
One of the key tasks for an article author who wants to be cited is to quickly persuade people to click on the title of their piece and learn more from the abstract or book outline, and then from t...
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Why Do You Abandon A Book? - Edudemic

Why Do You Abandon A Book? - Edudemic | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Have you ever picked up a book that someone recommended to you that you were super excited to read, and you just couldn’t get into it? Or on the teaching end, have some of your students been unable to get into a book that you thought they would like, or that other groups have liked, …
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What makes your book readable or unreadable. Also applicable to your thesis.

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Francisco Restivo's curator insight, April 6, 9:01 PM

The whys and why nots of reading a book to its end.

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Daniel Pink: why being persuasive in the classroom is more important than ever

Daniel Pink: why being persuasive in the classroom is more important than ever | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
What percentage of your time is spent convincing people to give up something they value (like time, energy, attention, or money) in exchange for something you offer? This was the question posed by Daniel Pink, the first keynote speaker at this year’s ASCD conference in Los Angeles. He shared a study where 7,000 Americans participated, and …
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Daniel Pink's advice on the importance of being persuasive in the classroom is also useful for academic writers and presenters.

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In a PhD or academic book, do you really need a Methodology chapter early on?

In a PhD or academic book, do you really need a Methodology chapter early on? | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
It is axiomatic that any doctorate (and any serious academic book) must be based on sound methods, systematically applied.
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The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral

The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
In scientific research on what makes articles go viral, amusing stories were shared more frequently than less amusing ones.
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Can You Make Your Scientific Writing Go Viral? 

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good academic writing – it's about revision not editing

good academic writing – it's about revision not editing | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Creative writers are accustomed to the idea that their writing must go through several drafts. However, much of the advice on offer to academic writers proceeds as if all they have to do is produce...
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Academic Writing and the Art of Revision

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Writing Digitally: Podcast and Materials

Writing Digitally: Podcast and Materials | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
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Blog entries and podcasts/videocasts on digital writing

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A analisar e ponderar usar quando se justifique e tendo consciência do potencial aumento da pegada ecológica...

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Confronting the anxiety of academic writing: tips for the new year.

Confronting the anxiety of academic writing: tips for the new year. | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
It can be difficult to move beyond the anxiety that so often accompanies academic writing and into a more productive mindset. Rachael Cayley argues that by employing concrete strategies designed to...
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Material muito interessante para todos quantos experimentam a referida ansiedade :-)

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5 keys to great nonverbal communication

5 keys to great nonverbal communication | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
An experiment proves that a few differences in body language can make a huge difference in how well an audience takes in what a presenter says.
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The nonverbal side of professional and scientific communication.

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30 Obnoxious Phrases to Expunge from Your Writing Today

30 Obnoxious Phrases to Expunge from Your Writing Today | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Want to write more forcefully and professionally without trading in puffery? Expunge these obnoxious phrases from your writing today.
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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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The best writer's resources on the web - Writer's Knowledge Base

The best writer's resources on the web - Writer's Knowledge Base | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
The best articles on writing on the web.
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Writer's Knowledge Base - The Search Engine for Writers

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MyBookBuzz - Where authors meet readers

MyBookBuzz - Where authors meet readers | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
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An instant website for authors who wish do interact with their readers.

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How to write a science news story based on a research paper

How to write a science news story based on a research paper | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014, in association with the Guardian and Observer, is open for entries
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How to write a science news story based on a research paper

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A guide to choosing journals for academic publication

A guide to choosing journals for academic publication | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
The key is the match between your paper and the journal Choosing a journal for your paper is a complex and nuanced process. Don’t expect to be able to ask anyone else off the cuff and get a sensibl...
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Should You Outline or Just Wing it?

Should You Outline or Just Wing it? | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
When I teach academic writing the first thing I always teach and preach to my students is the importance of pre-writing, especially…
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Academic Writing: Should You Outline or Just Wing it

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How ‘Writing’ Can be Such an Intimidating Task

How ‘Writing’ Can be Such an Intimidating Task | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Writing is thinking.And yes, it can be intimidating too.There’s this proverbial expectation of knowing ‘thy’ purpose, expressing with artful precision, overcoming mammoth grammatical rules, and the
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Visual Storytelling

Visual Storytelling | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
Visual storytelling is the art of conveying a message with the visual images of a story. Because people are uniquely wired to receive stories, it's important to understand this art. With it, we can help impact people with our videos. Without it, we can take away from the message we want to send.
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Storytelling the Videomakers' Way. Useful tips for science communicators who value the positive impact stories can have on their audiences.

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Writing Is Thinking

Writing Is Thinking | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
When you write about your work, it makes all of us smarter for the effort, including you. Done well, this kind of sharing means you’re contributing signal, instead of noise. But writers are made, not born.
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Advice to Academic (and other) Writers

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A Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling

A Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling | Communication for Scientists | Scoop.it
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Scientific writers should be good storytellers.

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Raquel 's curator insight, December 2, 2013 2:53 PM

E as melhores histórias são sempre as bem contadas, são sempre as que se contam de um modo simples

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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.

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