This is a collection of helpful writing resources recommended by E&ERC members. It includes advice and resources from current and past members as well as some external links.
Professor Angela Moles offers a handy guide to writing a solid introduction in 'E&ERC member advice on scientific writing' below.
Associate Professor Shinichi Nakagawa recommends these tips for clear, high impact writing.
Professor Angela Moles offers her advice on how to construct a meaningful, memorable discussion in 'E&ERC member advice on scientific writing' below.
You can also get some tips from A/Prof. Sue Buckley at UQ via the Buckley Ecology Lab's website in the discussion section.
Our centre members offer advice on specific sections of a scientific article.
Prof. Angela Moles suggests approaching your introduction backwards. Start with Step 1, which wraps up your introduction and is located at the end of the section. Then, work your way up to the beginning of the section.
Angela stresses that although this part of an introduction is most fluid, it is no time to waffle. This is the one and only chance to hook readers.
Each hypothesis gets its own section that is 1-3 paragraphs long. In those paragraphs, answer:
A good hypothesis is clear and optimally directional.
“The hypotheses I address are:
Prof. Angela Moles shares her tips on how to write a coherent and punchy discussion section.
Start with the most important or interesting finding. This may or may not be in the same order that you started with in the introduction.
The order of subsequent points is up to you- you may consider the logic of your points (related things might belong near each other), or you may consider how exciting the finding is. As a rule, exciting things come first- that way, your reader won’t miss it if they are skimming along.
In filling in your outline, there are a few points to bear in mind: