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The writing center at Colorado State University (CSU) gives 8 tips for matching your writing style to most scientific publications. In addition, CSU provides examples and tips for sentence clarity. Check out the side navigation bar for more information on scientific writing.
This resources is from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the Howard Hughes Medical Insititue. It is focused on applying for grants from Nation Institutes of Health (NIH), but provides relevant information for any grant application. Really look at the section titled: "Preparing a strong grant application." It has some helpful diagrams, question prompts, and tips from the perspective of a reviewer.
Nathan Sheffield of the Institute of Genome Science and Policy at Duke University collaborated with the Duke Writing Studio to create three short lessons for effective scientific writing. There is a ton of good information in here. The lessons each present the reader with principles, examples, and then an exercises to practice the new scientific writing skills you are learning.
"The CommKit is a collection of guides to successful communication in the biological sciences, written by the BRCL Fellows (MIT Communication Lab, 2019)." Check out the modules under the Professional heading for information to amp up your curriculum vitae (cv) and cover letter. In addition, use the modules under the Application heading for information to rock your NSF personal statement, fellowship proposal, or graduate school personal statement.
Joe Schall, the Giles Writer-in-Residence for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University from 1988 to 2008, provides a manual for writing personal statements. The manual contains five chapters that range from realities of graduate study to personal statements and application essays fro national scholarships. Joe also includes the postscript, "10 commandments for writing personal statements."
These tips come from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Although these scholarship programs are within the realm of civic service, this page offers some good insights into writing a personal statement. Especially, check out the General Guidelines and the Dos and Don'ts sections.