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Meeting 2: Methods Robert Louis Stevenson What are Some Approaches to Writing Scientific Papers? Model who is . • Consult . If a man can group his ideas, then he is a writer. your writing after someone in your field an especially good writer texts on scientific writing 1
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Good MIT Resources http://web.mit.edu/writing/temp2/home.htm The Writing Center 235-3090 Appointment preferred but not required Paradis, James G., and Muriel Zimmerman. The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002. ISBN: 0262661276. Perelman, Leslie C., James Paradis, and Edward Barret. The Mayfield Handbook of Technical and Scientific Writing . New York, NY: McGraw Hill Higher Education, 1997. ISBN: 1559346477. Stata Center Some Other Good Resources Alley, Michael. The Craft of Scientific Writing . 3rd ed. New York, NY: Springer, 1997. ISBN: 0387947663. Day, Robert A. How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper . 5th ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1998. ISBN: 1573561657. 2
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Guide to Authors for Each Journal e.g, J. Bac., Materials and Methods peer-edit expert-edit inform. Revise , revise , revise , revise, revise , revise , revise , revise , revise , revise , revise , revise , revise , revise . Experienced Scientific Writers… Seek Feedback self-edit (after a long enough delay) Expect to learn by writing as well as to 3
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Consider Developing an Outline The Mayfield Handbook: Section 1 . 5 .1 • http://web.mit.edu/writing/temp2/home.htm • Outlines reduce and order your source materials . • And outlines force you to:
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