Skip to main content

Science Writing

Science Writing

Good science writing is concise yet thorough, flowing logically from one section to another. It uses an active voice, avoids wordiness, and can follow a number a different formatting guidelines. Click here to find a brief guide to scientific writing developed by MIT.

Generally you'll be writing one of two types of papers: a review article or a primary research article. If you're writing for a class it'll usually be a review article--primary research articles refer to those that you've done an original experimental research project for. 

Click here for a science writing cheat sheet that'll give you some ideas about how to get started. 

 

For Your Reference

Want to learn more?

For more information on science writing, check out these resources: 

Science Librarian

Kristy Borda's picture
Kristy Borda
Contact:
757.221.2667