The Scientist's Guide to Writing

How to Write More Easily and Effectively Throughout Your Scientific Career

Recommended by Jacquelyn Gill, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #18 in Academic Writing, Ranked #37 in Science For Kids

The 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...


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