The Scientist's Guide to Writing: How to Write More Easily and Effectively Throughout Your Scientific Career
The ability to write clearly is critical to any scientific career. The Scientist's Guide to Writing provides practical advice to help scientists become more effective writers so that their ideas have the greatest possible impact.
Drawing on his own experience as a scientist, graduate adviser, and editor, Stephen Heard emphasizes that the goal of all scientific writing shoul...more
The book is about how to write scientific papers, regardless of field. I picked it because it is organized as a very readable (to the degree possible) guide rather than a reference manual, which seemed more likely to work out in Kindle format. Despite best intentions, this is still surely a "eating a big plate of vegetables for you ...more
Heard's writing is clear and well-organized. This book is readable from cover-to-cover as well as easy to dip into f ...more
Even after a few years as a scientific writer and academic, I learned a lot from the advices provided by Stephen B. Heard. Throughout the book, you'll learn to organize your thoughts in order to tell a compelling and coherent story in your paper. The book then explains how each part of a manuscript can be approached to reach the ultimate goal of "crystal-clarity".
Everything is narrated with a light and amusing tone.
This is de ...more
Clear, applicable and well-organized, this is a guide for all scientists who want to grow their writing skills.
The author cares about the topic and thus goes deeply into it. The book is not some superficial compilation of advice and tools by an experienced scientist who is ready to share his tips and tricks. The text shows that Stephen Heard has a pure interest in the writin ...more
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