I am currently attending a course on ‘Academic Writing’. This is for scholars who want to write academic / scholarly articles. Such work usually gets published in journals. Journals are usually read by other scholars to know, collaborate, and take forward humanity’s knowledge on a subject. As I was reading through number of books and papers, I accidentally landed up on a journal editorial which shared 10 rules for writing science. I am listing the rules as they are so succinctly put. I am sharing the link to the original article for a more detailed account on each of these rules.
Rule 1: Keep It Short
Rule 2: Keep It Compact
Rule 3: Keep It Simple
Rule 4: Use the Present Tense
Rule 5: Avoid Adjectives and Adverbs
Rule 6: Focus
Rule 7: Signal Novelty and Importance
Rule 8: Be Bold
Rule 9: Show Confidence
Rule 10: Avoid Evocative Words
Article titled “Ten Simple (Empirical) Rules for Writing Science” by Cody J. Weinberger, James A. Evans, Stefano Allesina
Happy Reading and Writing (eventually)!