Struggling to meet the publisher’s word count on your scientific paper. Here’s some tips to eliminate redundancy…
“Your literature review tells what others have found on your topic, provides a context to illustrate how the work documented in your paper advances scientific understanding, demonstrates that you are familiar with past and present thinking on your topic and that you understand where your work fits in the scientific landscape.”
These days I find that I’m much more comfortable with a keyboard than with a pen. Research suggests however, that when it comes to taking notes, the old fashioned way is still the best. Interesting article from the BBC..
The correct usage of tenses in scientific papers can be challenging for non-native authors. Here’s a useful overview to help clear up the confusion!
If you’ve had this experience then you definitely need to talk to us…
“Writing and thinking are two peas in a powerful pod. Critical thinking leads to good writing, which leads to clearer thinking, and so on. By improving your writing, you are also improving your ability to think and vice versa. So then the question then becomes, how does one activate this process?“
One of the greatest myths of academic publishing is that everything has to be written in the passive. No “I”s or “WE”s allowed. Somehow that’s supposed to make things more academic, scientific and objective. It can however, lead to overly convoluted sentence structures and lack of clarity. My preference, ever in the pursuit of good communication is to favour active structures. But is there a rule?
Today marks the start of our little project. With hope, imagination and more than a little trepidation we step forward into the great unknown. From these humble beginnings we hope to be doing business with you for many years to come. Stick around, and we’ll keep you posted with the latest!