One of the tenets of TRI's mission is training, and that includes providing guidance and feedback on students' academic writing and research presentations. These are some helpful resources and style guides, and you can always contact the TRI office directly with questions.
TRI bulletin authors should refer to these detailed guidelines:
- Read like a Graduate Student
- How to Read a Book in Two Hours or Less
- How to Read-Like-a-Grad-Student
- Yale Center for Teaching and Learning - Writing seminars, groups, and one-on-one consultations
- Yale Center for Social Science Information - Workshops and trainings on library databases, citation managers and other topics
Proposals and Manuscripts
When should you start writing? Now!
Some brief overviews …
- Wilke, K. 2013. When to start writing. Serial Mentor blog
- Wilke, K. 2013. How to write a scientific paper. Serial Mentor blog
- Bradshaw, C. 2012. How to write a scientific paper. Conservation Bytes blog
- Writing Science An overview of Schimel's book
More details …
- McGill, B. 2012. Writing clearly. Dynamic Ecology blog
- McGill, B. 2014. Writing like a fiction author. Dynamic Ecology blog
- Schimel, J. 2012. Writing Science: How to Write Papers that get Cited and Proposals that get Funded Oxford University Press, USA
- Elefteriades, J.A. 2002. Twelve tips on writing a good scientific paper. International Journal of Angiology 11, 53–55.
- Lertzman, K. 1995. Notes on writing papers and theses. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 76, 86–90
- Mirandilla, I. 2017. Capture your readers: 8 tips to writing engaging blog posts. hongkiat.com
- Zen Faulkes. Better Posters blog. Academic conference posters are often ugly, with tiny text, confusing layouts, and dubious colour schemes. Better Posters is about making posters informative and beautiful.
- Colin Purrington. Designing conference posters. A poster allows you to more personally interact with the people who are interested in your topic. If all text is kept to a minimum (500-1000 words), a person could fully read your poster in 5–10 minutes
- University of Virginia Oral Presentation Tips
- Chambers, R. 2014. “Presenting your research effectively American Psychological Association
- Wilding, K. 2010. “11 tips on how to present research findings
Grammar and Style
- Council of Biological Editors. 1994. Scientific Style and Format. The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. Cambridge Univ. Press; Cambridge, UK. 6th edition
- The Punctuation Guide