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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You need to explain your reasoning and analysis clearly and objectively enough that the editors and authors can understand your recommendation.

Writing Science | How to write papers that get cited and proposals that get funded

Seeing an experienced analysis of the dynamics in this world would be nice. Filed under AcademePeer reviewScience.

In response to that I restructured how I graded that class, and have organized every class I have ever taught since to more strongly emphasize take-home work: The takeaways from the book are presented in a straight forward manner that makes it easy to start incorporating the advice directly into your writing, revisions, and editing.

I just finished reading a new book Writing Science: I always understood that for something to be scienceit had to be based on evidence! The good thing about the book is that it is very hands-on with exercises and can as well be used by early-career or seasoned researchers alike. It is amusing how for people who hope to publish, we are so severe on our audience. Filed under AcademeLanguage use and abuse.

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Required reading Excellent resource for scientists with many insights to be gained! Kammen is an eminent scientist who works extensively at the interface of environmental policy. Several years ago, the Ecological Society of America partnered with Wiley to produce the Society journals—doing it ourselves was bankrupting the Society.

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Review: “Writing Science” by Joshua Schimel

The ideas within a paper should flow seamlessly, drawing readers along. But all datasets are subject to interpretation and that is what peer review is for: We read proposals from the beginning but broader impacts are at the end. A seriously good book on writing non-fiction and science.

This is one of the best books about writing that I’ve read.

Were there three strong proposals about desert soil biological crusts? At the end, “not” might be more noticeable, but I’d recommend “inconclusive” even as a longer word. Overall this was probably the best written book on this subject by not only its content, but also its writing style.

Oct 20, Andrew Childers rated it really liked it. I grew up in New York City, loving the outdoors but thinking I wanted to be a chemist.

My Answers to Exercises ; App. The Best Books of He didn’t stopped with only “story telling”; he represented techniques how to do in the second part of his book. On the little things, one thing I’ve decided is that saying “not X” is less than ideal.

This score is not really for the program officer, but for the PI. Also, how to maximize overall effectiveness where writing is one still important component. This book brings a lot of tools to help us to do good writing and as well as to find important elements when we’re reading a paper.


I was just evacuated this morning as the fire exploded across Montecito. I typically sign those reviews because a I figure it will likely be obvious who wrote it, and b I am willing to open the discussion with the authors: Integrating lesso As a scientist, you are a professional writer: Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

This book is a scientist’s guide to improve delivery, sciwnce investigative thought and sciecne retrospect to what we call our profession. When you are asked to review a manuscript, the first question you must address is the triage question: The author empathises with, rather than criticise, the tendency for scientists to focus on conveying data than conveying a cohesive story. I am aware of no other book on the market that presents this essential information so effectively and so clearly.

Finally, this review like all my others is a hack first draft not trying to be formal at all. How to offer a specific recommendation? I’ll focus here on some concerns, but overall just make xchimel to read this book if you need to write science.

Jan 31, Rodolfo Sfhimel rated it it was amazing. Good writers use their verbs well, imbuing their papers with life.