Continuing the evolution of Science writing theme, this post looks at use/utilize and its implications. #sciencewriting #utilize
Category: Writing tips
Is Science becoming more novel?
Scientific papers describe new research findings. Yet, it seems that a greater proportion of papers feel it is necessary to point that out. Why is that?
Editing for impact #6 – Dealing with the Waffle-monster [addressing common problems]
We’ve all been there – shared a first draft with supervisors or co-authors and it has come back covered in … More
Editing for impact #5 – Is it time to stop using “A study by Author et al.,…”?
Does it matter who wrote the work that you are citing? Usually it isn’t as important about what that study found. So… should you ever say “A study by author et al.,”?
P = 0.051… How to describe results that are not significant
Although your p value may not have reached the statistical significance threshold it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t share the observations. However, it does mean that you need to be careful in how you write about the data. This post explains options you could take.
A case for the passive voice -editing for impact #3
Passive voice: good or bad? It depends on context. This post examines when you should or shouldn’t use it.
Does “significant” mean small? [Editing for impact #2]
Should significant only be used for small differences.
Editing for impact #1 – Using sentence structure to increase emphasis
This post unpacks how sentence structure influences the emphasis on different parts of your message (and how you can use … More
It just happened.
Stop saying "significant" in COVID19 science articles
“People with blood group A have a significantly higher risk for acquiring COVID-19 compared with non-A blood groups” proclaims the … More