Academic writing has general rules and styles that apply to all disciplines and specific ones for particular disciplines.
Scientific writing has numerous distinctions from other academic writing. Scholars within these disciplines are encouraged to become familiar with the specific writing conventions of their field. Listed below are some general aspects of scientific writing to follow:
•Be concise, clear and accurate
•Do not include direct quotes from scholarship
•Use ample visuals to support
•Ensure the proper, efficient use of abbreviations
•Write in simple sentences
While this list is not exhaustive, it provides a guide as you prepare written scientific documents.
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