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FSU Reading & Writing Center
The Reading & Writing Center offers writing and digital literacy support to all FSU students, including first-year undergraduates, students in all majors, international and other ELL students, CARE students, student athletes, and graduate students across the disciplines.
- Williams Building room 222
- Johnston Building on the ground floor
- Strozier Library first floor (by appointment only)
Articles on Scientific Writing
Scientific Writing Manuals
Scientific Writing 2.0 by Jean-Luc Lebrun
Publication Date: 2011-05-30
The book helps scientists write papers for scientific journals. Using the key parts of typical scientific papers (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Visuals, Structure, and Conclusions), it shows through numerous examples, how to achieve the essential qualities required in scientific writing, namely being clear, concise, convincing, fluid, interesting, and organized.
Writing Science by Joshua Schimel
Publication Date: 2011-11-29
As a scientist, you are a professional writer: your career is built on successful proposals and papers. Success isn't defined by getting papers into print, but by getting them into the reader's consciousness. Writing Science is built upon the idea that successful science writing tells a story....The book takes an integrated approach, using the principles of story structure to discuss every aspect of successful science writing, from the overall structure of a paper or proposal to individual sections, paragraphs, sentences, and words.
The Tools of Science by Jose Russo
Publication Date: 2010-12-14
This book aims to provide useful tips for the understanding of scientific research processes and practical advice for people engaged in this field. There are numerous practical advices in this book, such as guidelines on writing a grant proposal and the first peer-reviewed manuscript, the selection criteria of the training laboratory and mentors, as well as experimental record.
How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper by Robert A. Day; Barbara Gastel
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
To be useful, scientific research needs to be explained clearly to others to colleagues, to administrators, to foundations and governmental bodies, and to the public....The core of the book consists of a how-to guide to writing and publishing research articles for scientific journals, explaining every step of the process, from choosing a suitable journal for your work to presenting the results and citing references.
Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences by Victoria E. McMillan
Publication Date: 2006-03-17
Written by a professional biologist who is also an experienced writing teacher, this comprehensive guide for students writing in biology, zoology, and botany provides detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting papers, reviews, and other forms of writing.
Tips for Poster Presentations
American Chemical Society (ACS) offers webinars on various topics, include poster presentations. Impactful Scientific Posters: The Basics may be useful for assembling your poster.
Tips for Talks
Nine Quick Fixes for Scientific Talks
"Some tips on how to design and deliver an engaging and concise research talk." Article by Schott Morgan, published in ASBMB Today magazine in June 2011.
Giving Science Talks
Written by Colin Purrington with "some advice on slide design and presentation so your audience doesn’t cringe or fall asleep."