Resources

Writing Grants

Writing Scientific Manuscripts       

  • Annotated Nature summary paragraph (example of a good abstract), scroll down to "1.2 Letters" and click on “annotated example” to get to download the pdf file 
  • John M. Swales and Christine B. Feak, Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills (Second Edition), The University of Michigan Press, 2004   

Scientific Writing       

  • Joseph M. Williams, Style: Toward Clarity & Grace (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing), The University of Chicago Press, 1995.       
  • Gopen & Swan article:  The Science of Scientific Writing, American Scientist 78, 550-558. 1990 ***      

Writing for a General Audience

Writing Generally       

  • William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White, The elements of style (Fourth Edition) Allyn and Bacon 1999       
  • Lynne Truss Eats, shoots & leaves: the zero tolerance approach to punctuation Gotham Books 2004       
  • Breaking into the Conversation: How Students Can Acquire Authority for Their Writing, Gaipa, Mark. Pedagogy, Volume 4, Issue 3, Fall 2004, pp. 419-437 (Article), Published by Duke University Press   

Writing for English Language Learners       

  • University of Iowa Staff Language and Culture Services      
  • Anne Reimes, Grammar Troublespots: A Guide for Student Writers (Third Edition); Cambridge University Press, 2004