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Participants who opt to do these assignments will have a chance to submit two short papers, edit and provide feedback to other participants who have submitted the papers, and receive feedback on their submissions. Unit 1 - Introduction; principles of effective writing cutting unnecessary clutter Unit 2 - Principles of effective writing verbs Unit 3 - Crafting better sentences and paragraphs Unit 4 - Organization; and streamlining the writing process Unit 5 - The format of an original manuscript Unit 6 - Reviews, commentaries, and opinion pieces; and the publication process Unit 7 - Issues in scientific writing plagiarism, authorship, ghostwriting, reproducible research Unit 8 - How to do a peer review; and how to communicate with the lay public.

She has taught statistics and writing at Stanford for a decade and has received several Excellence in Teaching Awards from the graduate program in epidemiology.

She writes about health, science, and statistics for general audiences. Yes, participants who score at least 60 percent will pass the course and receive a Statement of Accomplishment. Participants who score at least 90 percent will receive a Statement of Accomplishment with distinction. The course consists of 8 units and each unit will take approximately 4 - 8 hours to complete, but you can work through all of the material at your own pace and on your own schedule.

There are no due dates for any of the assignments. An Anthology for Readers and Writers , eds: We are not yet optimized for mobile devices.

Go to the Stanford online CME course page for more information. You are welcome to take this free version of the course before the CME course, but note that you will still need to create an account on the CME site, pay the registration fee, and complete the CME Pre-test, Post-test, Evaluation Survey, and Activity Completion Attestation statement in order to receive your credits. Course logo image adapted from one of Nic McPhee's photos on flickr.

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How to Learn Math: The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. The Stanford University School of Medicine Multicultural Health Portal also contains many useful cultural and linguistic competency tools including culture guides, language access information and pertinent state and federal laws. You are encouraged to visit the portal: Stanford , California Description Many physicians and medical researchers have not had a formal training in scientific writing and have not had mentors in their professional setting to assist them with improving this skill.

Intended Audience This course is designed to meet the educational needs of an international audience of physicians, residents and medical researchers in all specialties. Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: Develop skills to write clear and interesting research papers that demonstrate the ability to:

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This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review. Students from non-science disciplines can benefit from the training provided in the first four weeks (on general. Many physicians and medical researchers have not had a formal training in scientific writing and have not had mentors in their professional setting to assist them with improving this skill. Scientific writing is an important skill enabling effective disseminating of medical knowledge, clear communication and obtaining grant funding. This course seeks to improve skills in scientific writing as.

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Kristin Sainani. Kristin Sainani (née Cobb) is an associate professor at Stanford University and also a health and science writer. After receiving an MS in statistics and PhD in epidemiology from Stanford University, she studied science writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Discover free online courses taught by Stanford University. Watch videos, do assignments, earn a certificate while learning from some of the best Professors.