Summer Vollum Writing Program starts July 9

The Vollum Writing Program is a 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 to help researchers learn to write better papers and grants. 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 class runs for six weeks, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning July 9, 2014. Six individual tutorials with the instructor are included. 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.

The course carries a fee of $500 per student (unless you are in a Vollum lab or part of select graduate Ph.D. programs). Questions? Contact Rachel Dresbeck, Ph.D.

Register for the Summer Vollum Writing Program.