March 23, 'Writing for scientists'
Writing for scientists
The standard format used when writing a manuscript for a primary journal has been under attack: accused of misrepresenting the way science happens, filled with a sand trap of jargon, and too rigid for expressing a writer's creativity. In this talk, Dr. Richard McBride will clarify that the rigid format of the scientific literature is helpful to the reader, and that no article need be filled with impenetrable English or devoid of your personal style. The focus will be on the IMRaD format (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion), but much of the seminar pertains to writing in any format to persuade an educated reader.