Here are the slides (in PDF format) I showed in lab on September 17 and 18 on the processes of scientific writing:
Overview of Scientific Writing and Rhetoric
The following are helpful places to do further investigation into good writing.
- Academic Integrity at MIT
A rich site with examples and instruction on how to cite sources, paraphrase correctly, and avoid plagiarism.
- The Mayfield Handbook
A rich resource for any scientific writer.</span>
- The MIT Writing and Communications Center
Located in 12-132, the Writing and Communications Center offers free one-to-one instruction on any aspect of writing.
- The Science of Scientific Writing
A very useful article that analyzes the structure and style of scientific writing.
- Writing in the Neurobiological Sciences
A scientific writing course from the University of Florida with many useful links.
- Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
A useful resource on scientific writing from Michael Alley, an engineering education professor at Penn State. Includes many examples and additional links.