Pick five of the following presentations to tailor a day of tips and solutions relevant to common concerns. A topic may be repeated (and count as two presentations) if you feel that it would be in high demand by your audience and should be presented once in the morning and once in the afternoon to accommodate people’s schedules.

Write your next (or first) research paper without stress

Oh yes you can! Even if English is your seventh language. We’ll cover simple, methodical steps and tips for putting together every section, one sentence at a time. Take the fear and procrastination out of this process, and you may even look forward to writing up your next study!


Start your dissertation before you start your dissertation

There are many things you can do right now! Create a roadmap to graduation by planning your dissertation this week—even if you have not written one word yet.


How to write (and not write) a literature review

A literature review is a great way to learn the body of knowledge in a particular field, get a publication without spending nights in the lab, identify a gap you can fill with your next study, and add a chapter to your dissertation. Learn this structured process and come up with fresh ideas for your next paper.


Stop using these words and phrases in your writing NOW!

Can you spot the offenders? Learn what words and phrases to avoid in your writing and why. Improve your papers and the impression you make with these easy changes. Audience participation rewarded!


Tips for surviving a presentation (and making it a good one!)

Public speaking is the greatest fear in the world. But you have to give that presentation, so why not make it great? We’ll cover the good things to do and the bad habits to avoid.


Common mistakes in research writing (and their easy fixes)

Can you spot the mistakes in these examples from real papers? Test your knowledge, learn great tips to avoid making these mistakes yourself, and who knows… You may win something.


The good, the bad, and the really ugly: Abstracts, titles, and abbreviations

Clarity is the name of the game! When writing your research, your job is to tell the reader what you found, in simple and clear terms. Learn to write titles and abstracts that are informative and readable—and ditch the abbreviation habit for good!


Preparing your manuscript for submission

You’ve done the research. You’ve written the paper. Don’t stall at this point! We’ll cover the essentials: How to pick a journal, format the manuscript, write the cover letter, and work smoothly and easily with your editor.


Not sure which of these topics your audience wants to learn? Then ask them! Download the survey template, copy the text in the document, and use your institution’s communications and survey tools to get your audience to rank their preferences.