5

Lessons

Not Required

Application

All

Skill Level

1-15h

Duration

Variable

Format

Overview

The writing essentials series includes workshops that cover various aspects of the writing process. These sessions are highly interactive and require participants to have working versions of writing projects they can work on during the sessions. For workshops that incorporate peer-review, session size is limited to groups of no more than 30.

Member institutions are provided the opportunity to schedule 3 programs a year either virtually or in-person for their students and postdocs to attend at no cost. 

Program offerings are also available to any non-member organization for a small fee.

BioKansas hosts monthly professional development webinar offerings that students and postdocs from member institutions can attend at no cost. Non-member students and postdocs can register for these webinars at a cost of $15-$25 per session.

All workshops can be tailored for the career level of the audience and length of time requested.

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

This course is designed to meet the professional needs of all early career scientists – from undergraduates to postdocs.

Learning Path

In this session, participants learn about the necessary considerations and organization needed to manage a scientific writing project, including authorship and ethics, data management, and strategies for creating an effective writing timeline.

 

In this session, participants learn about how to structure their research abstract, with a focus towards addressing the primary audiences of research works – evaluators, specialist readers, and general or non-specialist readers. Participants work through examples as a group, receive feedback on their abstract from peers,  and then take time to revise their abstract. This workshop is best suited for undergraduates and early to mid-career career graduate students, but anyone who wants to improve their comfort level with writing a research abstract is welcome. Participants must have an abstract to participate. For the peer to peer feedback component to be effective, this workshop is ideal for 30 participants or less.

In this session, participants learn how to structure and most effectively organize the introduction of a manuscript. The session also focused on engaging various audiences and framing a narrative for the reader. Participants work through examples as a group and then take time to revise their introduction. This workshop is best suited for mid to late career graduate students and postdocs who are looking to develop more confidence in writing and structuring a manuscript.

This session takes participants through how to best structure their results sections and how to frame the discussion. The discussion part of the workshop focuses on what important pieces of information need to be addressed as well as how to frame the narrative. Participants work through examples as a group and then take time to revise their discussion section. This workshop is best suited for mid to late career graduate students and postdocs who are looking to develop more confidence in writing and structuring a manuscript.

In this session, participants learn about how to structure the different parts of their research poster and best practices for creating graphs and figures. Participants work through examples as a group and then revise a part of their poster. This workshop is best suited for undergraduates and early career graduate students, but anyone who wants to improve their comfort level with designing a research poster is welcome.

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