Online Succinct Scientific Writing Course

  • ID: 4239935
  • Training
  • Region: Global
  • Hurley Write
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Develop Effective Writing Strategies and Write Cogent, Targeted Scientific Documents

This eight-module online course, “Succinct Scientific Writing,” takes participants through the stages of developing and writing concise, precise scientific documents. The course is designed to help participants develop effective writing strategies and write cogent, targeted scientific documents.  

All of our online courses are SCORM 1.2-, SCORM 2004-, and AICC-compliant, and each module takes roughly 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

This interactive course includes

  • A voiced lecture
  • Knowledge checks
  • Links to resources
  • Examples
  • Cheat Sheets
  • Writing options on which participants receive substantive written feedback
  • A personal editor for the duration of the course
  • A certificate of completion
  • Video chats with editor (one per module)
  • A copy of the eBook, Writing Strategies for Corporate America


  • At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to
  • Devise various strategies to approach writing scientific documents
  • Write succinct, precise, and concise scientific documents
  • Describe how to use graphics in scientific documents
  • Write the various sections of scientific documents
  • Demonstrate various editing and proofreading techniques
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Module 1: Developing a Rhetorical Strategy

  • Targeting your reader
  • Developing an effective writing strategy
  • Presenting a positive image through writing
  • Ensuring readability

Module 2: Planning and Writing the Scientific Document

  • Organizing the document to meet reader needs
  • Using outlines and other prewriting strategies
  • Organizing sentences, paragraphs, and documents for greatest effect
  • Types of organizational strategies

Module 3: Being Precise and Concise

  • Creating flow
  • Using language to be precise and concise
  • Emphasizing appropriately
  • Avoiding verbosity
  • Avoiding language “traps”
  • Making your writing more emphatic and readable

Module 4: Using Readability Studies to Write Effective Sentences and Paragraphs

  • Emphasizing appropriately
  • Helping readers make sense of the information
  • Using readability techniques to strengthen your prose
  • Structuring sentences and paragraphs for greatest impact

Module 5: Using Charts, Tables, and Graphs Effectively

  • Understanding how readers use figures, graphs, and charts
  • Making your figures, graphs, and charts persuasive
  • Using color and other guidelines

Module 6: Writing the Components of the Scientific Paper

  • Writing the sections most efficiently
  • Determining the information to include in each section
  • Capturing the reader’s attention
  • Writing compelling copy

Module 7: Writing the Supplementary Components

  • Writing an effective abstract
  • Writing a compelling and accurate Introduction
  • Including other elements

Module 8: Editing and Proofreading Strategies

  • Understanding how editing differs from proofreading
  • Becoming your own best editor
  • Developing efficient editing and proofreading techniques
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