STEM writing specialist Dr. Erin Burkett joined Caltech Postdoc Association for a conversation over coffee with postdocs and graduate students in the Little Chandler today to discuss her career in scientific communication and offer great resources to help with scientific writing. The Caltech writing center offers one-on-one tutoring sessions to work on most types of writing and presentation in your scientific careers, such as job applications, grant proposals, scientific papers, degree theses, presentations, and even webpages. Erin went on to share more details of writing science such as reverse outlining, framing for the right audience, using concrete examples, and tying relevant background together to make a nice introduction. Please note that the writing center will be closed for the summer, so plan to have your work looked at accordingly. Meanwhile, there may be a summer class on scientific writing offered, so keep your eyes open.
Learn about the tutoring service at Hixon Writing Center at http://writing.caltech.edu.
Written by Hechen Ren