SCIENTIFIC WRITING RESOURCES

M. Tevfik DORAK

 

Scientific Writing Presentation

 

>>> Bitesize Biology: Writing Your First (or Next) Paper <<<

 

Part I: http://bitesizebio.com/2010/08/04/writing-your-first-or-next-paper-part-i

Part II: http://bitesizebio.com/2010/08/09/writing-your-first-or-next-paper-part-ii

Part III: http://bitesizebio.com/2010/08/13/writing-your-first-paper-part-iii

Part IV: http://bitesizebio.com/2010/08/18/writing-your-first-paper-part-iv

  

>>> NATURE Scitable: English Communication for Scientists <<<

English Communication for Scientists is a brief guide on how to communicate more effectively in English.

Although it was developed with non-native speakers of English in mind, it should prove useful for native speakers, too.

Created by seasoned communicators, English Communication for Scientists provides no-nonsense, directly applicable guidelines, illustrated with examples of written documents, oral presentations, and more.

 

Unit 1: Communicating as a ScientistThis first unit will help you understand what makes communication effective and will help you identify your purpose and analyze your audience in terms of its level of specialization. It then proposes basic strategies to address less specialized audiences and mixed audiences, whether orally or in writing.

Unit 2: Writing Scientific Papers

Unit 3: Writing Correspondence

Unit 4: Giving Oral Presentations

Unit 5: Interacting During Conferences Sessions

Unit 6: Communicating in the Classroom

>>> Clinical Chemistry Guide to Scientific Writing <<<

 

Part 1. The Title Says It All

Part 2. The Abstract and the Elevator Talk: A Tale of Two Summaries

Part 3. "It was a cold and rainy night": Set the Scene with a Good Introduction

Part 4. Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why: The Ingredients in the Recipe for a Successful Methods Section

Part 5. Show Your Cards: The Results Section and the Poker Game

Part 6. If an IRDAM Journal Is What You Choose, Then Sequential Results Are What You Use

Part 7. Put Your Best Figure Forward: Line Graphs and Scattergrams

Part 8. Bars and Pies Make Better Desserts than Figures

Part 9. Bring Your Best to the Table

Part 10. The Discussion Section: Your Closing Argument

Part 11. Giving Credit: Citations and References

Part 12. How to Write a Rave Review

Part 13. Top 10 Tips for Responding to Reviewer and Editor Comments

Part 14. Passing the Paternité Test

 

>>> Writing Essays @ University <<<

 

>>> Scientific Writing Booklet (by Marc E Tischler): http://www.biochem.arizona.edu/marc/Sci-Writing.pdf <<<

 

>>> PLoS: Ten Simple Rules Collection (including Writing & Presenting) <<<

 

Additional Links

> The Science of Scientific Writing (American Scientist): http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/the-science-of-scientific-writing

 

> Writing Tips (Newcastle University, U.K.): http://lorien.ncl.ac.uk/ming/Dept/Tips/writing/writeindex.htm

 

> Writing a Scientific Paper (Book Chapter): http://whqlibdoc.who.int/emro/2004/9290213639_chap11.pdf

 

> How to Write a Scientific Paper (Bates): http://abacus.bates.edu/~ganderso/biology/resources/writing/HTWtoc.html

 

> Ethical Issues When Writing a Scientific Paper (APA): http://www.the-aps.org/publications/journals/Ethics%20Poster_2008_aps.pdf

 

> How to Write a Research Paper by Alexandrov AV in CerebroVasc Dis 2004: http://www.mc.uky.edu/surgery/writing/how.pdf

 

> How to . . . Write a Paper by Cunningham SJ in J Orthodontics 2004: http://jorthod.maneyjournals.org/cgi/reprint/31/1/47

 

> Resources for Authors: http://www.lis-editors.org/resources/authors/index.shtml

 

> How to Write a Literature Review: http://www.mondofacto.com/study-skills/writing/how-to-write-your-literature-review

 

> How to Write a Dissertation (Purdue): http://www.cs.purdue.edu/homes/dec/essay.dissertation.html

 

> How to Write a PhD Thesis: http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~jw/thesis.html

 

> Writing Guides (KU): http://www.writing.ku.edu/guides

 

> Instructions to Authors (6000 Journals): http://mulford.meduohio.edu/instr

 

> Advice for Authors: http://units.sla.org/division/dbio/publications/resources/author.html

 

> Purdue Online Writing Laboratory (OWL): http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl

 

> Writing Center (Wisconsin): http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/index.html

 

> 11 Rules of Writing: http://www.junketstudies.com/rulesofw

 

> Writing, Publishing & Presenting: http://bitesizebio.com/category/soft-skills-tools/writing-publishing-presenting

                                                                                                                                                                                          

Books

English for Writing Research Papers

 

English for Presentations at International Conferences

 

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Effective Oral Presentations

See also: PLoS: Ten Simple Rules Collection (including Writing & Presenting)

FutureLearn Free Access Online Courses:  A beginners’ guide to writing in English for university study

  

M. Tevfik DORAK

www.dorak.info

 

23 August 2014