Writing in the Medical Sciences: The Basics
When writing, it is important to have a clear idea of what you want to say as well as who your intended audience is. These resources discuss some of the things to keep in mind to make sure you get your point across clearly and concisely.
- The Craft of Research Build a persuasive argument and anticipate and respond to the reservations of readers.
- A Guide to Critical Argument Write a well-written argument; examples are provided..
- Marc E. Tischler's Scientific Writing Booklet Concise guide to the style and function of scientific writing.
Types of Writing in Medicine
The Writing Center at UNC at Chapel Hill has a number of short guides available on a wide range of topics about writing
- Annotated Bibliographies
- CVs and Resumes
- Grant Proposals
- Literature Reviews
- Thesis Statement
- Scientific Reports
- Figures and Charts
- Editing and Proofreading.
The Health Sciences Writing Centre at the The University of Toronto provides a wide range of information for researchers including writing Abstracts,creating Posters, preparing for an Oral Presentation as well as tips on writing style, verb tense, tone, etc.
Note: To access the full-text on a topic, select either the PDF or HTML link to the right of the topic name in the table of contents.
Uphold academic integrity and avoid plagiarism!
- Plagiarism 101 Sponsored by TurnItIn
- What is Plagiarism and How to Avoid It UNC Writing Center
- Why Cite? Yale Center for Teaching and Learning
University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center
Resources for International Students
Some language resources for writers who are not native English speakers and would like a little extra help or practice.
- ESL Common Errors Workbook tutorials and interactive practice activities.
- Handbook of Biomedical Research Writing Originally written for Korean scientists in the biomedical sciences, this Hanyan University Center for Teaching and English Writing Lab self-study guide by Jocelyn Graf, offers helpful information to other non-native English speakers.
VTCSOM Writing in the Medical Science Guide - Credits MSU Libraries
Thank you, Iris Kovar-Gough and Abraham Wheeler, MSU Health Sciences Librarians, for granting us permission to adapt your guide!
MSU Libraries’ Health Sciences Group. “Writing in the Medical Sciences.” Michigan State University Libraries. Michigan State University. N.d. Web.