Wed, 2/8/2017, noon-1pm. Speaker:
Richard McBride. Title: Improve your scientific writing.
- Scientific writing. This presentation will let you in
on a poorly-kept secret: the way people should write a scientific paper
differs from the way most people read the paper, and neither follows the
order of sections appearing in the final print version. Learn how to
harness the power that exists in every section, paragraph, sentence, word,
and punctuation mark, while making the science shine. This ~35 minute presentation
will be followed by open discussion on the topic.
Wed, 2/15/2017, noon-1pm. Speaker:
Richard McBride. Title: Engage with scientific reviewing.
- Scientific reviewing. Can you tell the difference
between truth and truthiness? Can you help the editor spot an unnecessary
table or an extraneous paragraph?. And how do you
really feel about the split infinitive (or beginning a sentence with a
conjunction, for that matter)? This presentation will outline what to look
for when reviewing a manuscript or proposal, and how to provide
constructive criticism to an editor, author, or funding review panel. This
~35 minute presentation will be followed by open discussion on the topic.