Writing your first literature review can be daunting, and getting started is often the hardest part. This article explains how to approach your first literature review and gives some tips on what to include and what to avoid.
The subject of plagiarism always comes up in my workshops for scientific writing skills. It’s important to highlight this topic so that you can take steps to make sure you avoid it.
Recently, a student told me that scientific writing for reports and literature reviews was the hardest part of the course, especially for non-native English speakers. For undergrads and postgrads alike, getting your citations and bibliographies formatted correctly seems to be
As a postgrad: Writing a good Abstract is a skill you need to learn and perfect as a postgraduate student and researcher. You’ve already written several lab reports, written assessments and literature reviews, and now you’re expected to build on
As an undergrad: You’ll be expected to write Abstracts for physical lab reports, and for assessed written exercises. An Abstract is different from an Introduction or Aim, which you’ve written for lab reports already. An Abstract is a short paragraph