Does “significant” mean small? [Editing for impact #2]

Should significant only be used for small differences.

Editing for impact #1 – Using sentence structure to increase emphasis

This post unpacks how sentence structure influences the emphasis on different parts of your message (and how you can use this information to get your point across most effectively). Throughout this post, we will discuss as a situation where you are writing one sentence to convey two points: 1) That a new vaccine is generally... Continue Reading →

Stop saying "significant" in COVID19 science articles

"People with blood group A have a significantly higher risk for acquiring COVID-19 compared with non-A blood groups" proclaims the conclusion of a preprint study. Now this is from a preprint, it has not gone through peer-review and most people who have read it have some serious concerns about the methodology [scroll to the bottom... Continue Reading →

Major Corrections?

Click on the first image to view full-screen/slideshow Why else would Leeburt be rejected? Leave a comment below and I'll add it to the toon! Did you miss last week cartoon? See it here. Need help getting your manuscript written? Check out our writing pages, or, even better, the book!

Limping in

What do you actually need to pass a PhD?

Lessons in Grant Writing

Toon day. Lessons in Grant Writing. Featuring Prof Pillowtree… Follow the link for the rest. #grant #phdlife #miRNA

Hy-ph-en. End-of-story

Hy-phen #academicchatter #phdlife #phdforum #research

Life in the Lab: Chapter 8 release

Life in the Lab Book. Editing chapter now added.

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