How to write what you want to say... in science

This guide provides students with the language they need to write for a variety of purposes in science. It aims to provide inexperienced writers with a starting point to say what they want to say using the language that mature writers use.

How to write what you want to say ... in science is a guide for those who know what they want to say but can't find the words. It provides a unique tool for improving scientific writing. It suits inexperienced scientific writers from the middle years of schooling to the tertiary level.


ISBN: 9781925236903
Author: Malcolm Carter, Lyn Carter and Patricia Hipwell
Paperback, 2016
Pages: 58
Middle Years to Tertiary




"The beauty of this text is its simplicity and honest appreciation of the fact that, if we, as educators, are going to encourage secondary students to contribute to scientific literature, then they need to be equipped with the language to communicate their ideas in a way that the rest of the scientific community will be able to understand. The types of language use elaborated upon by the authors of this book include: the use of perfect past tense, degrees of modality (a set of words students seldom associate with explaining scientific findings) and the language specific to different parts of a report, such as the results, abstract and discussion sections.

In a college classroom, in which students may be learning these skills for the first time, and developing them over a two year period to a point where (hopefully) they may be able to publish their own work, this text would be extremely useful. At first glance, it could be likened to the APA Publication Manual (American Psychological Association)—the manual
for all budding psychology researchers and writers. The difference with
How to write what you want to say in science is that this text is far more than a referencing guide to make sure students acknowledge their sources of information and avoid plagiarism. It is an outstanding go-to guide to help improve the academic writing of students and provide something for teachers to help facilitate this process.

I highly recommend this resource." 

Review by Hamish Gibson, Georgiana Molloy Anglican School, WA



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