Oregon Health & Science University
Vollum Scientific Writing Course (RFDS-VWC)
There is a $500 fee to participate in this course; however, no fees are assessed for individual NGP students, second-year PMCB students, or Vollum researchers, as the cost is automatically covered by those departments. All other participants will be charged a fee of $500 and are asked to
submit a FAID and Alias
for billing as soon as possible.
The Vollum Writing Course is an in-depth, 6-week professional science writing course
open to OHSU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty
This class uses short lectures, class discussion, and workshop-style writing assignments, as well as individual sessions, to help researchers learn to write better papers and grants. The emphasis is on improving writing style. Topics include:
The basic elements of good scientific writing style, including sentence and document structure;
Insight into scientific conventions regarding grammar, punctuation, and usage;
Strategies for revising;
Dealing with writer's block and time management;
Best practices for writing introductions, results, discussions, and grant proposals.
The course will help you improve your writing quickly by helping you understand the needs and expectations of different audiences. The course will also help you become a better editor and reviewer. Students are expected to spend time outside of class writing but only on grants and papers they are actually working on.
In addition to the weekly workshop, you'll receive
six individual meetings with the instructor.
These meetings are tailored to your needs, with the goal of helping you finish manuscripts and grants.
There are no prerequisites for this noncredit, professional development course, but you should not take the class unless you have enough data to write about.
To register for a class, select 'details' from the class list below. You will be taken to the class information page where you can 'select' the class and register.
Click here for more course information.
There is no self-paced learning available for this course.
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