June 22, 2017
Way back in 2010, Michael C. Munger, a political scientist at Duke University, wrote a terrifically helpful essay called “10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly.” Those tips are still plenty useful, and things haven’t gotten much better on the scholarly writing front. Continue reading Scholars Talk Writing: Michael C. Munger
June 20, 2017
Sign up to the FREE Webinar “Funding Hacks for Researchers” on 29 June, 1 pm UTC/ 9 am EDT/ 3 pm CEST to gain career-defining grantsmanship knowledge. Continue reading FREE WEBINAR: Funding Hacks for Researchers on 29 June
June 15, 2017
We are happy to announce the winners of the Science Essay Competition 2017 ‘SCIENCE: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE’ initiated by the Russian Writing Centers Consortium and carried out with the support of the English Language Office, US Department of State. Continue reading Science Essay-2017: Announcing the Competition Results
June 5, 2017
Writing may sound like a boring task, reminiscent of your school days, however, many people would benefit from spending some time as a wordsmith on a daily basis. It helps with mental and emotional health; helps wake up your brain, and can even make you a broader minded. The following points show how writing can open your mind. Continue reading This Is How Writing Can Make You a Broad-Minded Person
May 24, 2017
The Russian Academy of Sciences and The Russian Foundation for Basic Research, in cooperation with the Embassies of the United States of America, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, will present a conference on “Scientific Publication: Where, Why, and How” at the Academy’s headquarters in Moscow May 25-26. On behalf of the organizing committee, we would be honored to have you attend this conference.
Continue reading International Seminar Scientific Publication: Where, Why, How (May 24-26, 2017)
May 16, 2017
Proofreading is the last step of revising a written document to locate mistakes in grammar, vocabulary, formatting and structure before the final version is released. Continue reading 10 tips to proofread your written work
May 8, 2017
The secret to being a good science writer is thinking like a reader.
Are you thinking about joining our science writing competition but not sure where to start? Well, I’m not on the judging panel and cannot speak on their behalf, but here are some tips I’ve found to be useful as an editor of a science news portal and more importantly, as a reader.
Continue reading An Editor’s Science Writing Cheat Sheet
May 2, 2017
Russian State Social University is honored to host the XXIII NATE – Russia International Convention and English Language Expo. National Association of Teachers of English (NATE) is the national professional bodyrepresenting teachers of English throughout Russia. Continue reading XXIII NATE – Russia International Convention and English Language Expo, 30 May – 03 June’17 Moscow, Russia
April 24, 2017
Ruth Behar won a MacArthur fellowship in 1988 when she was only 31. She brings deep intelligence, warmth, and a passionate vulnerability to her work as a professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan and a fiction writer, poet, essayist, and filmmaker. “The experience of being uprooted from Cuba as a child,” she said, in an interview for the Scholars Talk Writing series, “left a hole inside me that gives me the humility and the deep uncertainty from which all my writing stems.” Continue reading Scholars Talk Writing: Ruth Behar