How to Stop Procrastinating

I recently posted a new video on my scientific writing channel. Although it’s focused on writing, the basic solution I suggest will work for any type of task that you may be putting off.

How to Design an Effective Graphical Abstract in PowerPoint

I previously created a how-to video explaining what graphical abstracts are and provided some examples, which can be seen here. In this video update, I cover three characteristics that will make your graphical abstract more effective and offer another example of how to craft one in PowerPoint.

How to Write a Literature Review

I’ve posted another writing video on my Scientific Writing YouTube channel that focuses on preparation of a literature review. Whether you are writing a term paper, a thesis, a grant proposal, or an article for publication in a journal, you will need to include a literature review. In this video, I show how to conduct a literature search online and then how to organize and write a literature review for a research article.

How to Read a Scientific Paper

I just posted another video to my Scientific Writing YouTube channel about how to read a scientific paper. If you are a researcher or plan to be, an important part of becoming a successful author of academic papers is being familiar with the literature in your field. This means you must read a lot of papers. In a new video, I describe a strategy that will help someone read a scientific paper efficiently and critically and to extract the essential information they need. I also briefly describe how to conduct a literature search and quickly identify papers to read in preparation for writing a class paper or an article for publication.