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ENGL 425 - Scientific Writing

Tips on Getting Started

Science writing can take many forms: literature reviews, popular science articles, peer-reviewed articles in journals. Keep in mind that the purpose of your writing added to the specific audience you're writing for will guide your content or the format of your writing. 

Some tips to keep in mind

Be precise Use third or first person pronouns Use active voice Use short sentences Limit quantifiers and subordinate clauses
  Avoid jargon and acronyms Use transitions Check grammar  Be consistent when describing the same thing

 

Some things to avoid

 

 

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