Writing a Science Paper

Stephen Devoto, Wesleyan University

Writing Links:

  1. The Wesleyan Writing Workshop
  2. The Elements of Style. This handbook has been the bible for the appropriate style to use in any formal writing for 40 years or more. It is not as useful for science writing as for writing in the social sciences and humanities, but still provides excellent guidelines.
  3. Scientific Communication. This is a commercial site from Nature. It features excellent discussion of the general principles of writing, and provides examples of most different formats.
  4. Purdue University On-line Writing Lab

A few of my thoughts on "Science Writing"

Science writing has the same requirements as all other writing

Science writing has some features that set it apart.

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