To cite this article: Santiago García-Granda (): Writing science: how to chapter is concise and engaging and Professor Joshua Schimel. by. Joshua Schimel. · Rating details · ratings · 38 reviews. As a scientist, you are a professional writer: your career is built on successful proposals and. To be frank, books that emphasise the writing process to sci- entists are cluttered language of the scientist, to those written by scientists, By Joshua Schimel.

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Dec 06, Bruno rated it it was amazing. The specific comments typically run from half a page to a few pages of text. Jul 19, Devon Bowser rated it really liked it Shelves: It also works when I read a cited paper.

I knew I had issues with “the big picture” and “telling the story. It is your job to be thoughtful, careful, and analytical; it is your job to challenge your ideas and to try to falsify your hypotheses; it is your job to be open and honest about the uncertainties in your data and conclusions.

It uosh Every time when I submit my papers, reviewers suggest me to have a native check my paper. Most of us probably never write one. I have learned a great deal from this book.

Book Review: Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded

The tone should be constructive and fundamentally supportive. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Shadows of the Wrriting Roger Penrose. It begins by building core arguments, analyzing why some stories are engaging and memorable while others are quickly forgotten, and proceeds to the elements of story structure, showing how the structures scientists and researchers use in papers and proposals fit into classical models.


Dec 06, Anarmaa rated it it was amazing. Best enjoyed in a group read. To be frank, books that emphasise the writing process acience scientists are a dime achimel dozen, ranging from those primarily written by actual writers who tend to criticise the cumbersome and cluttered language of the scientist, to those written by scientists, who seem to forget they are conveying sciece importance of writing and tend to fall back to delivering a technical manual of sorts, replete with ideas emphasising the choice between figure or graph, rather than the process of writing itself.

Applying the tools of the writer will improve both your writing and your science.

Published online Jun Writing Science is built upon the idea that successful science writing tells a story. I appreciated wrifing book much more than I thought I would. Or consider another sentence modified from another document: In fact, the latter may be more important: In one example in the book, Schimel left a revised sentence ending in “not conclusive” or something like that.

He didn’t stopped with only “story telling”; he represented techniques how to do in the second part of his book. The OCAR structure clarifies my data, information, knowledge, and understanding. The more difficult call is when a paper has improved, but not enough. I had to develop a reference standard for what a good proposal looks like—the sciience gets easier the more you review 2.


Book Review: Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded

I wroting a design academic, so the advice is good, but it can be a hard read at times. Exciting questions and no major flaws. The final section of the book deals with special challenges, such as how to discuss research limitations and how to write for the public. This book is set to be used in a course. I have already recommended this shimel to both my advisors and several fellow students, which is probably the best review I can give.

Including this was an inspired move by NSF to encourage researchers to integrate their research more effectively with other missions of the NSF and of universities. It uses that insight to discuss how to write more effectively.

I typically sign those reviews because a I figure it will likely be obvious who wrote it, and b I am willing to open the discussion with the authors: Worth a read, but I wouldn’t take it as gospel.