- 1 Writing Services, University of Guelph
- 2 Dr. Jodie Salter on Youtube
- 3 WriteOnline
- 4 MIT Communication Lab – CommKit
- 5 Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare
- 6 References and Additional Sources
Writing Services, University of Guelph
Writing Services offers a variety of online open-access resources, plus consultation services and writing programs.
Online Writing Resources
Book a Writing Appointment
Writing appointments are available every semester for current University of Guelph undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and visiting scholars who are seeking to improve their writing skills. Your development as a writer is an ongoing process, whether you are writing your first university paper, completing your doctoral dissertation, or writing a research article for publication.
Dissertation Writing Retreat (formerly known as Dissertation Boot Camp)
Dissertation Writing Retreat provides structured and individualized support for graduate students writing a thesis or dissertation at the University of Guelph.
Dr. Jodie Salter on Youtube
For more videos on how to write a literature review, grammar tips, and other writing strategies, visit Dr. Jodie Salter’s Youtube channel.
WriteOnline.ca is a collaborative initiative between writing centres at the University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier University and was developed for the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) as part of the Ontario Online initiative.
This specific guide focuses on how to plan and write different kinds of lab reports.
MIT Communication Lab – CommKit
The CommKit is a collection of guides to successful communication in the biological sciences, written by the Broad Research Communication Lab (BRCL) Fellows. Their goal is to share how graduate students, postdocs, and research scientists can convey technical information in written, oral, and visual formats to a range of audiences.
Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare
The Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare has been promoting the welfare of animals through research, education and outreach for over 30 years. With 11 core faculty, and upwards of 50 research associates who collectively advise nearly 60 graduate students at any given time, the Campbell Centre continually contributes to the body of knowledge on improving animal welfare.
References and Additional Sources
The following list consists of materials referenced throughout the modules, as well as additional resources on scientific writing and communication:
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Council of Science Editors. 2014. The CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers. 8th ed. Chicago (IL): The University of Chicago Press.
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MasterClass Staff. 2020. Screenwriting tips: how to write a logline. MasterClass. [accessed 2021 July 29]. https://www.masterclass.com/articles/screenwriting-tips-how-to-write-a-logline
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University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier University. . WriteOnline. [accessed 2021 July 29]. https://writeonline.ca/