Writing in the Sciences

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Stanford Online online courses
Stanford Lagunita offers a variety of professional education opportunities in conjunction with many of the University’s schools and departments. We also offer an array of free online courses taught by Stanford faculty to lifelong learners worldwide. We foster collaboration with other education organizations by sharing course material, data-driven research, and source code for enhancements to our open-source platform Stanford Lagunita. We continually experiment to improve what we do throu...
Stanford Lagunita offers a variety of professional education opportunities in conjunction with many of the University’s schools and departments. We also offer an array of free online courses taught by Stanford faculty to lifelong learners worldwide. We foster collaboration with other education organizations by sharing course material, data-driven research, and source code for enhancements to our open-source platform Stanford Lagunita. We continually experiment to improve what we do through creative use of technology, and we share what we learn with the rest of the world.

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Sciences & Technology
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Course Description

This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review. Students from non-science disciplines can benefit from the training provided in the first four weeks (on general principles of effective writing).

Course Format

In the first four weeks, we will review principles of effective writing, examples of good and bad writing, and tips for making the writing process easier. In the second four weeks, we will examine issues specific to scientific writing, including: authorship, peer review, the format of an original manuscript, and communicating science for lay audiences. Students will watch video lectures, complete quizzes and editing exercises, write two short papers, and edit each others’ work.

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Roman Anufriev

9/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 4 months ago
This course completely opened my eyes on writing. Before taking the course I didn't care at all what and how I was writing in my papers. After taking the course (twice) I've became quite a fan of concise and clear writing! I got so obsessed with it that read at least 5 books about scientific writing and countless articles on various aspects of writing. I believe all together it greatly improved my skills. Thanks you very much for the course!
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10/10 starsCompleted
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2 years, 8 months ago
I audited this course. As my first course in writing, It was was very nice and informative. In my country, such a course does not exist in universities. I had a manuscript in hand and did the editing step by step with the course. I wish I had taken this course earlier. The course has two drawbacks: First, It was a little bit long and Second, Dr. Sainani talks too fast. The first four weeks of the course is suitable for professional writing,too.
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Allan Rocha

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
This course provided me a good basis for my academic writing skills. I totally enjoyed the classes and tips that Kristin organized during her presentations. I really recommend this course for anyone!
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 8 months ago
Dear Professor Kristin Sainani, your course was an enrichment for me. I am not a native english speaker, and scientific writing was also a new area for me. Your course inspired me, and helps to improve my manuscript a lot. I revised my submitted work after your course, and today it is accepted. It is such a great thing for me! I would like to share this with you, and would also thank you and your team for the possibility to learn in this way. Please, continue your work!
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 8 months ago
Thank you SO much for providing this course. Dr Sainani is one of the best teachers I have ever had - she is clear, engaging, right to the point! I recommend this course to anyone interested in becoming a better writer and would take it again in the future to keep up with the good writing habits.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
This has been a most formative course for me. I reference it quite a lot in good spirits when I am chatting with friends about papers!
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4 years, 1 month ago
In university not much attention was directed on how to write. This course was invaluable for my future as a publishing scientist!
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Really a good course, I have written and published several manuscripts but this course really helped me be more purposeful in each step of my writing.
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9/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
I expected to learn about how to improve my writing and I liked that all the important ways of doing so were mentioned during the course.
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