The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

MCIBS - Academic resources


Resources for students including help with writing


Scientific writing is often challenging for graduate students. However, being an effective writer is critical for a successful scientific career. You are encouraged to be proactive about improving writing skills.


Resources at Penn State

The Graduate Writing Center can help you throughout your graduate career. Please take a look at their services here, they range from workshops to individual consultations. 


Classes can also be helpful. One to check out is ENGL 418, Advanced Technical Writing and Editing.


Private writing coaches

You may also find a private writing coach helpful. Scientific writing coaches specialize in helping clients to convey information in the most effective way possible, and may get you on a good path with thesis writing. Here is a nearby writing coach who has proven useful to other students:


Mary Howe: