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Verify the meaning of words before you use them!
Get your point across by finding just the right word.
Use this tool to see the relationship between words.
Write in the third person point-of-view.
Use the past tense of verbs
Define your arguments. Don't be wishy-washy.
Don't inflate language unnecessarily. Read:
How to Navigate Scientific Language
Identifies common mistakes that weaken scientific writing. There is a great list of words (identified by working scientists) that are problematic in science writing.
Structure of Common Science Writing
(use to document lab experiments)
(used to document visits)
- Body (detailed review of the information obtained or observations made)
(used to compare existing research)
- Purpose of review
- Review of existing research
- grouped by category
- research approach
- paraphrase, including author's thesis and main points.
- Gaps or inconsistencies in research
- Next steps/proposal in achieving your purpose in light of review.
Find more support for literature reviews at UNC | UW-Madison |
(used to share formal research findings)
- Title Page
- Table of Contents
- Literature Review
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