Once again this very popular short course will be hosted by NISS. This year it will be hybrid with virtual lectures and meetings with your mentor prior to the JSM on Friday 7/21 and 7/28, and an optional wrap-up networking meeting on Sunday morning 8/6 at JSM in Toronto, Canada. Support is also provided by the ASA and other sponsoring statistical organizations. If you are a recent graduate of a doctoral program and want to improve your communication skills - then this event is for you!
The workshop consists of two sessions plus a final meeting with the mentor. The first day is an all-day session that covers scientific writing, as well as how to organize a paper. It also discusses ethical issues, writing grant proposals and issues of journal choice and understanding and responding to reviewers’ comments. During this session, each participant meets with the mentor who analyzed a paper the participant submitted prior to JSM. The second session focuses on the specific issues covering the writing process and details of grammar, sentence structure and word choice, especially helpful for participants whose native language is not English. A panel of senior researchers will discuss their experiences with technical writing in English.