The focus is on the process of writing: how do you choose your paper's key point? how do you plan and outline your paper? How do you turn those plans into a first draft? How do you turn that draft into a polished manuscript? What to do if you get stuck? And, eventually, how do you deal with critical reviews and the dreaded letter from the editor?The book's systematic approach builds on what I've learned through coauthoring close to 100 research papers with students.
So one could say that i have a broad range of interests--or that I just can't choose, but that's exactly how I like it! How to deal with reviewsabout the authorI am a professor of computational science and an experienced academic with around 100 published papers. How to write the introduction, Part III: The Lede9.
How to write the introduction, Part II: A Four-Paragraph Template8. Here's what you get:a complete step-by-step plan for writing research papers, from a paragraph-level template for the Introduction to guidance on preparing plots and figuresLots of writing tips, actionable, and practical advice, from choosing which results to include to wrapping up the paper in the Discussion sectionConcrete, from placing signposts in your text to shortening and straightening your sentencesThis book has been written for the PhD student who is aiming to write a journal article on her research results, but it can be recommended to academics of all levels.
How to write Your First Draft15. How to choose the Key Point Of Your Paper2.
The Only Academic Phrasebook You'll Ever Need: 600 Examples of Academic LanguageEstablishing a research territory: The last few years have seen an increased interest in ____. 2. Is "irregardless" correct? 3. It will not teach you key academic skills such as choosing the right research question, writing clear paragraphs, dealing with counter arguments and so on. But it will help you find the best way to say what you want to say so you can ace that paper!
Stating your aims: the aim of this study is to discuss the extent to which ____. 4. Referencing: in his 1799 study, Smith argued that ____. 7. Sampling and data collection: Participants were randomly selected based on ____. 8. Describing research gaps: To date, no study has looked specifically at ____. 3. For example:1.
Describing the scope and organization of your paper: In chapter ____, the concept of ____ is further explored. 5. The only academic phrasebook you’ll Ever Need contains 600 sentence templates organized around the typical sections of an academic paper. Here are some examples: 1.
The Scientist's Guide to Writing: How to Write More Easily and Effectively throughout Your Scientific CareerA concise and accessible primer on the scientific writer's craftThe ability to write clearly is critical to any scientific career. The scientist's guide to writing provides practical advice to help scientists become more effective writers so that their ideas have the greatest possible impact. Drawing on his own experience as a scientist, graduate adviser, and editor, Stephen Heard emphasizes that the goal of all scientific writing should be absolute clarity; that good writing takes deliberate practice; and that what many scientists need are not long lists of prescriptive rules but rather direct engagement with their behaviors and attitudes when they write.
He combines advice on such topics as how to generate and maintain writing momentum with practical tips on structuring a scientific paper, handling citations, managing coauthorships, responding to peer reviews, revising a first draft, and more. In an accessible, efficiently, postdoctoral researchers, informal tone, and early-career scientists need to write more clearly, The Scientist's Guide to Writing explains essential techniques that students, and easily.
Emphasizes writing as a process, and publicationaddresses issues related to coauthorship, review, revision, not just a productEncourages habits that improve motivation and productivityExplains the structure of the scientific paper and the function of each partProvides detailed guidance on submission, English as a second language, and more.
How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic WritingSilvia draws from his own experience in psychology to explain how to write, all without sacrificing evenings, and revise academic work, from journal articles to books, weekends, submit, and vacations. How can we write it all while still having a life? In this second edition of his popular guidebook, Paul Silvia offers fresh advice to help you overcome barriers to writing and use your time more productively.
All academics need to write, articles, but many struggle to finish their dissertations, books, or grant proposals. After addressing some common excuses and bad habits, professors, he provides practical strategies to motivate students, researchers, and other academics to become better and more prolific writers.
The tips and strategies in this second edition have been updated to apply to academic writing in most disciplines. Also new to this edition is a chapter on writing grant and fellowship proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule.
Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get FundedWriting science is built upon the idea that successful science writing tells a story. It uses that insight to discuss how to write more effectively. It begins by building core arguments, and proceeds to the elements of story structure, analyzing why some stories are engaging and memorable while others are quickly forgotten, showing how the structures scientists and researchers use in papers and proposals fit into classical models.
As a scientist, you are a professional writer: your career is built on successful proposals and papers. The ideas within a paper should flow seamlessly, drawing readers along. Success isn't defined by getting papers into print, but by getting them into the reader's consciousness. Integrating lessons from other genres of writing with those from the author's years of experience as author, reviewer, and editor, the book shows scientists and students how to present their research in a way that is clear and that will maximize reader comprehension.
The book takes an integrated approach, using the principles of story structure to discuss every aspect of successful science writing, sentences, paragraphs, from the overall structure of a paper or proposal to individual sections, and words. Its insights and strategies will equip science students, scientists, and professionals across a wide range of scientific and technical fields with the tools needed to communicate effectively.
The book targets the internal structure of a paper, explaining how to write clear and professional sections, paragraphs, and sentences in a way that is clear and compelling. The final section of the book deals with special challenges, such as how to discuss research limitations and how to write for the public.
Writing Science in Plain English Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and PublishingScientific writing is often dry, wordy, and difficult to understand. But, as Anne E. Greene shows in writing science in Plain English, writers from all scientific disciplines can learn to produce clear, concise prose by mastering just a few simple principles. This short, strong verbs, focused guide presents a dozen such principles based on what readers need in order to understand complex information, consistent terms, including concrete subjects, and organized paragraphs.
This essential resource is the perfect companion for all who seek to write science effectively. The author, a biologist and an experienced teacher of scientific writing, illustrates each principle with real-life examples of both good and bad writing and shows how to revise bad writing to make it clearer and more concise.
She ends each chapter with practice exercises so that readers can come away with new writing skills after just one sitting. Writing science in plain english can help writers at all levels of their academic and professional careers—undergraduate students working on research reports, established scientists writing articles and grant proposals, or agency employees working to follow the Plain Writing Act.
How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper, 8th EditionNow thoroughly updated and expanded, this new edition of a classic guide offers practical advice on preparing and publishing journal articles as well as succeeding in other communication-related aspects of a scientific career. Provides practical, through each section of the main text, to the acknowledgments and references• explains step by step how to decide to which journal to submit a paper, easy-to-read, and how to work effectively with a journal throughout the publication process• Includes key advice on other communication important to success in scientific careers, and immediately applicable guidance on preparing each part of a scientific paper: from the title and abstract, what happens to a paper after submission, such as giving presentations and writing proposals• Presents an insightful insider's view of how journals actually work—and describes how best to work with them.
Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English Fun Farm Yard LearningThere are five units: Introduction, Results, Methodology, Discussion/Conclusion and Abstract. The book guides the reader through the process of writing science research and will also help with writing a Master's or Doctoral thesis in English. Science writing is much easier than it looks because the structure and language are conventional.
It can also be used by english speakers and is a practical, user-friendly book intended as a fast, do-it-yourself guide for those whose English language proficiency is above intermediate. This book is designed to enable non-native English speakers to write science research for publication in English. The approach is based on material developed from teaching graduate students at Imperial College London and has been extensively piloted.
The reader develops a model for each section of the research article through sample texts and exercises; this is followed by a Grammar and Writing Skills section designed to respond to frequently-asked questions as well as a Vocabulary list including examples of how the words and phrases are to be used.
Contents:introduction: how to use this bookhow to write an introductionwriting about methodologywriting about ResultsWriting the Discussion/ConclusionWriting the AbstractAppendicesReadership: Non-native and overseas science, academics, technology and medical professionals including graduate students, engineering, researchers or industrial scientists interested in publishing in English science journals; English language professionals at universities and colleges worldwide including English-speaking countries who provide writing support to students and staff whose first language is not English.
The aim of this book is to help the reader discover a template or model for science research writing and then to provide the grammar and vocabulary tools needed to operate that model.
The Craft of Scientific WritingEllen ochoa, deputy director of Flight Crew Operations, Johnson Space Center. With this new edition, readers will learn not just how to organize information, but how to emphasize the key details of that information. Anyone who has spent more time avoiding a writing task than actually doing it will appreciate Alley's tips.
Dr. The craft of scientific writing is designed to help scientists and engineers - both professionals already active in the disciplines as well as students preparing to enter the professions - write about their work clearly and effectively. Instead of listing rules that constrain writers, the book uses examples to lay out the path to successful communication … Especially helpful and entertaining is the chapter on the writing process.
Written for use as a text in courses on scientific writing, the book includes many useful suggestions about approaching a wide variety of writing tasks from journal papers to grant proposals and from emails to formal reports, as well as a concise guide to style and usage appropriate for scientific writing.
Moreover, the new edition integrates the discussion of illustrations with language because those two aspects of style are so intertwined. Also, readers will not just learn how to cast their ideas into precise and clear sentences, but how to connect these sentences in an energetic fashion. In the section on language, the new edition goes into much depth about how to make connections between ideas: an important issue that few technical writing texts address.
Also useful for self-study, the book will be an important reference for all scientists and engineers who need to write about their work. With this new and updated fourth edition, this one has streamlined, while most technical writing texts have gotten larger over the years, to provide busy readers with the essence of what distinguishes the style of the best scientific documents.
PhraseBook for Writing Papers and Research in EnglishSummary and conclusionsConcluding this section, we can say that. Chapter x draws together the main findings of the paper. A number of key issues have been addressed in this study. This study has highlighted a number of problem areas in existing theory. While the initial findings are promising, further research is necessary.
The results of this study suggest a number of new avenues for research. The phrasebook for writing papers and research gives you a bank of over 5000 words and phrases to help you write, present and publish at university and research level in English. Phrases are divided into around 30 main sections, Arguing For and Against, Reviewing other Work, such as Introducing a Study, Summarizing and Conclusions.
. Main chapters include style, Grammar, Punctuation, Vocabulary, Spelling, Numbers and Time. Many sections are further divided, for example the Relationship to Previous Work and the Limitations of Current Knowledge see below for example phrases. Writing help sections give advice on university and research writing in English, helping you to avoid many common errors.
These include subsections on for example Referring to Yourself, British and US Spellings, and Punctuating Quotations. The 4th edition also includes a university and Research Thesaurus to help you improve your academic vocabulary, as well as a Glossary of University and Research Terminology. The phrasebook is used in more than 30 countries in subjects ranging from Medicine, Psychology, History, Business and Economics, Science and Technology to Law, Sociology, Geography, Engineering, Language and Education.
How to Publish a Scientific Paper in a High Impact Factor JournalFrom designing your research proposal to writing a rebuttal, this book discusses strategies for a top publication. Instead, the myth of meritocracy promotes the false notion that great science is all you need to publish well. Welcome to a realistic and practical look at how to publish your scientific paper in a high impact factor journal.
Public advice is generic and unhelpful because editorial gatekeepers will not openly admit that the publication system is unfairly biased against you. This book covers the difficult parts that are left out or unspoken by others. This is a book for scientists everywhere else — for the ones who may never have a fair chance but who still deserve the best chance.
It fills in the missing gaps. This book is not for researchers in well-funded laboratories at top institutes who are already well-versed in these issues. This is not another regurgitated book about writing scientific manuscripts. Do you plan to submit a manuscript to a high impact factor journal? Do you know why most manuscripts are rejected?High impact factor publications are absolutely necessary for advancing an academic science career, but unless you are already part of an elite insider's club, no one will help you succeed.