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A very good guide for how to create a flowing story
on 17 March 2012
Writing Science by Joshua Shimel go through the steps to create a concise, coherent and flowing story out of your scientific findings. From overall article structure down to details like sentences and words. It focus on how to put the right paragraphs, sentences and words in the right places to create a both readable and memorable story. Other chapters include how to write more energizing and active, how to condense and shorten your text, how to present limitations of your study and how to write for the public.
I think he base many of the advises on one of the versions of J.M Williams Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace.
The book does not have so many bullet point tips, rather it tells about how to progress your revision of the language and structure in text and with showing examples. But many of the paragraphs and sentences one can underline and have as "good to remember sentences". The examples are both of good writing and less good writing which Joshua comment on why they are good and not so good and more important how to fix it. Throughout in the different chapters, on different levels of hierarchy, Joshua reference to other chapters at other hierarchical levels to make it easier to understand how it go together. For example on explaining how to build good sentences he refer back on how to make good paragraphs and an good overall article. He also have a chapter which go through how to make the overall revision got get all the thing together; Structure, Clarity, Flow, Language.
I highly recommend this book if you write scientific articles and want help with improving your language in those.