Writing in Science

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"Good prose is like a window pane."
George Orwell, Why I Write, 1946

"Prose is bad when people stop to look at it."
T E Lawrence, Men In Print, 1940

"Effective scientific prose is accurate, clear, economical, fluent, and graceful."
Scientific Style and Format: the CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers.

"Learning to become a better writer happens in the same way that learning to become a better thinker does,

  • Writing is thinking-made-tangible.
  • Writing is a process of finding and structuring ideas.
  • Writing is having something to say.
  • Writing is not just the search for the right words and the right order, but also for the right reasons."

Lester Faigley, 1989


Open Writing Lab at CGB

Nature Education - English Communication for Scientists

Questions? Suggestions? contact: elinor.bartle<at>uib.no