Research Writing

Use a “V”-shaped introduction to capture readers’ attention

Millions of research articles are written every year in thousands of journals. Your reader deserves to know why you decided to add yet another article. The Introduction section is your chance to explain why your study exists — and why people should read it! The main purpose of the Introduction is to clearly convey the …

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Writing point: Study Design Limitations in Physical Science

 by Clement Ng, PhD In the physical sciences, and particularly fundamental research, describing the technical benefits of your study is a challenge in and of itself. Therefore, it’s common to forget to include a rigorous statement about your study limitations. Being transparent about one’s study design limitations is an important and expected part of any …

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How can a researcher get over writer’s block?

You’ve done your research and you (and perhaps your collaborators as well) are ready to put fingers to keyboard and start writing up your report. Congratulations, you are taking a big step on the road to publication. However, research writers are no different from poets or fiction writers in that they get stuck. Sometimes the …

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