The purpose of scientific writing is not the mere presentation of information and research results, but rather its actual communication. It is not only about converting the right data into sentences and paragraphs; it matters only when other scientists gain value from your efforts and when the scientific discourse triggers a wave of discussions and subsequent experimentation. To achieve this, we will discuss aspects of scientific writing style and structure – keeping reader expectations in mind.


Course content


  • Different kinds of Scientific Documents: Literature Reviews, Case Reports, Theses, Conference Proceedings
  • Academic versus popular science writing
  • Understanding how readers read: Critical reading exercise

Writing style

  • CPR – Concision, Precision, and Revision
  • Singular-plural pairs and active and passive voices
  • Appropriate use of Figures and Tables
  • Punctuation, Mechanics, Capitalization and Spelling
  • The concept of cautious language: Hedging

Writing structure

  • Applying the IMRaD structure to present original research
  • Transition between sentences and paragraphs
  • The Abstract as a stand-alone entity of a full research paper
  • What makes a good title?
  • Beware of Plagiarism, Citation Systems, References



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Scientific Writing for Students and Young Scientists

Paperback: 90 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
1st edition (July 2, 2015)
Language: English

ISBN-10: 151428961X
ISBN-13: 978-1514289617





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