Top 5 Errors Authors Make When Writing Scientific Papers

Join us for this workshop as Tom Annesley, PhD discusses ways to avoid the top errors that authors make when developing scientific papers including:

  1. The Introduction: Failure to set the scene for the reader
  2. The Results: Confusing data from results
  3. Figures and Tables: Difficulty reading and grasping the message
  4. The Discussion: Making a poor argument for your work
  5. Responding to Reviewers: Failure to help reviewers see changes

Facilitated by: Thomas Annesley, PhD; Deputy Editor, Clinical Chemistry; Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan


Workshop Objectives

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Better tie together the major sections of a scientific paper.
  • Differentiate data from results when writing a scientific paper.
  • Improve the visual presentation of data in figures and tables.

This program is highly interactive and includes small group breakout sessions.


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Upcoming Sessions

There are no scheduled sessions for this workshop.