NUT+117+How+to+Write+a+Scientific+Paper

NUT+117+How+to+Write+a+Scientific+Paper - HOW TO WRITE A...

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H OW TO W RITE A S CIENTIFIC P APER Scientific research would be a virtually worthless pursuit were it not described in writing. Science writing must convey new discoveries to other interested parties and allow the parties to repeat an experiment and verify published results and/or use published results as a guide to related research. So, science writing has a highly formalized structure. Writing in science must be clear and concise. While writing in science should follow all the rules it may sacrifice some elements of style to be “to the point”. Each paper consists of labeled component parts: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Experimental Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and Literature Cited . Structure facilitates writing of a paper. The Abstract is a summary of the paper, often it is the first part to be read and the last to be written. The abstract assists other interested parties in deciding whether to consult the full text of the paper. Abstract must be brief, yet describe the scope of the paper, summarize its results and state its conclusions. The
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2010 for the course NUT 72880 taught by Professor Clifford during the Fall '10 term at UC Davis.

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