It’s almost the end of the summer, which marks the end of writing season in academia. Here is some advice for writing a scientific paper, as told through a series of tweets. What would you add?
— Marco Lübbecke (@mluebbecke) November 21, 2014
Writing advice: "Just puke on the page, knowing that you can clean it up and make it structurally sound later" https://t.co/M00wk9MlhA
— Laura Albert McLay (@lauramclay) August 4, 2016
— Drew Lewis (@siwelwerd) May 4, 2015
— PHD Comics (@PHDcomics) July 8, 2016
I'm talking to PhD students about technical writing today. Half my advice is now covered in Weird Al's "Word Crimes" https://t.co/if49PiKlWo
— Laura Albert McLay (@lauramclay) October 15, 2014
Advice from the writing center in my PhD course: Park on a downward slope, i.e., finish in a way that makes it easy to start writing again
— Laura Albert McLay (@lauramclay) October 22, 2014
— Laura Albert (@lauraalbertphd) July 7, 2017
In college I was annoyed by our writing requirements.
Then: "I'm going to be a scientist. What do I need so much writing for?"
— Bashir3000 (@Bashir9ist) August 22, 2013
The goal in technical writing is not to be possible to understand, but to be hard to misunderstand.
— John D. Cook (@JohnDCook) April 20, 2015