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Re: Science writing classes
You may be interested in a new website www.thesciencesite.info as it
features science writing from journalsim students as well as feature writing
( the latter commencing in a couple of week's time). Site is aimed at 15-18
----- Original Message -----
From: "Patty Ralrick" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 05, 2002 12:59 AM
Subject: Science writing classes
> Hello all,
> I've been reading with some interest the posts about science writing
> classes. In the class that I took we didn't discuss a certain format or
> formula for scientific writing. We mainly worked on the flow of the
> writing. I did find that the class changed how I viewed published papers
> some of them are poorly written even though the research is great. I
> it just depends on your priorities.
> For the most part, what was beaten into my head about scientific writing
> that you can never cite something that you found on the internet (to which
> concur wholeheartedly) and to be extremely wary of abstracts from
> conferences. My Prof said over and over that abstracts should represent
> preliminary research and that after further study, everything may change.
> find that interesting as I see abstracts cited quite a bit. Any thoughts?
> And on a personal note, Tracy - I've never mistaken you for Bob! ;)
> Okay, back to boring, boring accounting (gotta pay for grad school some
> Have fun at SVP. I'll miss seeing everyone.
> "I'm reaching up and reaching out. I'm reaching for the random or what
> will bewilder me. And following our will and wind we may just go where no
> one's been. We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no
> been. Spiral out. Keep going...."
> Maynard James Keenan of "Tool"
> Patty Ralrick
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