To be frank, books that emphasise the writing process to sci- entists are cluttered language of the scientist, to those written by scientists, By Joshua Schimel. by. Joshua Schimel. · Rating details · ratings · 38 reviews. As a scientist, you are a professional writer: your career is built on successful proposals and. In , Joshua Schimel (University of California) published a great book called Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get.

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It’s totally worth the work though; this is the kind of advice that develops an average paper into an inspiring paper assuming you’ve got good science in the first place.

Leaving out the issue of the dynamics of the abstract is a bit odd, I think, sinc Overall a great book and also in line mostly with my advisor’s thinking on the matter.

Relating research to societal challenges seems more challenging in Mathematics for instance, where theories are not directly applicable. Congratulations to the ametsoc Journal of Atmospheric Sciences for celebrating its 75th anniversary. It is the author’s job to make the reader’s job easy. If you think josha proposal is super, why? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The final section of the book deals with special challenges, such as how to discuss research limitations and how to write for the public.

I have already recommended this book to both my advisors and several fellow students, which is probably the best review I can give.

Review: “Writing Science” by Joshua Schimel :

Those are aimed at the authorsas they tend to be more specific comments about the details of the paper. I want you to hurt as much as I did for wasting my time reading this piece of crap!

For others, a dedicated reader will be able to pick and choose the advice they can use, but the casual reader won’t get much from it. The University of Chicago Press. I found a lot of good ideas that I will definitely incorporate in my own writing, but there were also things I think I shall leave to Schimel for his own.


I learned that the structure is the soul of a paper rather the language. This section of sceince review should focus on identifying places where you think the authors are unclear or wrong in their presentations and interpretations, and on offering suggestions on how to solve the problems.

Wroting for the ignorant ill thoughts, Mary. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Nov 28, Jiwoonglee rated it it was amazing. Still, having reached the end, I’m starting rereading it immediately. Unless some of you have the money to cover it, it seems like my other option would be to scrounge around my University to find a way to pay it. This book is not a technical manual, though it will give out pointers on how to writer better.

Oct 20, Andrew Childers rated it really liked it. Those people were often among the best students—dedicated, hard-working and committed—but equally, often not schinel best at taking tests. How have the PIs shown that this effort is woven into the research? It offers awesome writing tools presented in a remarkably clear and engaging way.

This book is one of the best I’ve ever read. Seeing an experienced analysis of the dynamics in this world would be nice. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. To thrust, to strike or dash against.

Or consider another sentence modified from another document: Dec 06, Anarmaa rated it it was amazing. How to offer a specific recommendation?

Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded

It is your job to be thoughtful, careful, and analytical; it is your job to challenge your ideas and to try to falsify your hypotheses; it is your job to be open and honest about the uncertainties in your data and conclusions. Good writers use their verbs well, imbuing their papers with life. The book targets the internal structure of a paper, explaining how to write clear and professional sections, paragraphs, and sentences in a way that is clear and compelling. It is one of the “boring” science related books; probably more schieml towards people who just started their career in science as PhD students.


It uses that insight to discuss how to write more effectively.

In my experience, reviewers are usually right when they identify problems, but are less reliably so in their suggestions for how to fix them. This book is set to be used in a course. Click here to cancel reply. I have already recommended this book to both my advisors and several fellow students, which is probably I appreciated this book much more than I thought I would.

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The author empathises with, rather than criticise, the tendency for scientists to focus on conveying data than conveying a cohesive story. In fact, the latter may be more important: Find articles by Jin Wook Kim. Integrating lessons from other genres of writing with those from the author’s years of experience as author, reviewer, and editor, the book shows scientists and students how to present their research in a way that is clear and that will maximize reader comprehension.

I have learned a great deal from this book. Paperbackpages. Do any of you have experience with similar situations in the past—where the paper comes out after the project money is gone?

Why Beliefs Matter E. Want to Read saving…. My rating for this book would be higher if I was looking for something to assign for a graduate class, but I’m looking for a book to use in an upper-division class on writing in the sciences instead. It is amusing how for people who hope to publish, we are so severe on our audience.