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The Jackson Group
Department of Forensic and Investigative Science


What to expect in the Jackson Group

To help prospective students select an advisor for their PhD, and to offer a template for other academicians who may wish to customize their own guidelines, I'm hereby providing a Word version of a "Guide for Graduate Researchers: What to Expect in the Research Group of Glen P. Jackson". The document works like a contract to help clarify the roles and responsibilities of the student and PI. 

Regarding other expectations, the documents below are useful resources for students the process of writing manuscripts or  preparing to give a scientific presentation.

Scientific Writing

Tips for Effective Scientific Writing, Glen P. Jackson, WVU, 2020.

Whitesides' Group: Writing a Paper, G. M. Whitesides, Adv. Mater2004, 16(15), 1375-1377.

Writing a Scientific Paper: From Clutter to Clarity, G. S. Patience, D. C. Boffito, P. A. Patience, Elsevier Press, New York, NY,  2014.

How to Prepare a Manuscript Fit for Purpose for Submission and Avoid Getting a ‘Desk-Reject’ , D. A. Volmer and C. S. Stokes, Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom, 2016, 30, 2573–2576.

Elements of Style for Writing Journal Articles, S. M. Griffies, W. A. Perrie, G. Hull, Publishing Connect, Elsevier Press, New York, NY, 2013.

Elements of Style, W. Strunk, Jr., E. B. White, Turtleback; 4th edition, 1999.

Effective Response to Peer Review, Adam T. Woolley, Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 2018, 410:2863–2864


Bad Presentation Skills (PPT with links) Glen. P. Jackson, WVU, 2018.

Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, 2nd Ed., G. Reynolds, New Riders Press, Berkeley, CA, 2012.

Combating Speaking Disfluences; Speaking Tips for Presenting a Poster, Lisa B. Marshall,

Anatomy of an ACS Poster, retrieved from  inChemistry, 2018.

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