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The ABCs of Scientific Writing: A Guide for Researchers

By Abrar Ahmed Ibrahim AbuHamdia | Aug. 16, 2023

"The ABCs of Scientific Writing" is a concise yet comprehensive guide to effective writing-not strict to scientific writing. It has designed for passionate writers from all fields and writing levels. The book is written by Abrar AbuHamdia, she is a Palestinian medical laboratory scientist, medical researcher and writer. She has made significant contributions to the scientific community as a whole : Abrar has had her hand in writing three scientific papers and a book chapter. She has also provided training to others in areas such as scientific research and medical writing skills.

The author encourages readers to stay motivated, to think critically and creatively about their writing, to seek feedback from peers and mentors, and to revise and edit their work until it meets the standards.

"The ABCs of Scientific Writing" book begins by preparing you to the writing process, making writing closer to your heart to experience joyful moments while writing. Then, it introducing you to the fundamentals of writing, highlighting the importance of clear and concise writing; and explaining the roles of audience in formulating your writing style, showing the crucial of continuous communication with your audience as they guide you in defining jargon and bewildering technical terms to avoid. The author highlights the importance of coherence, and concision, and provides a detailed framework for structuring your writing, from using headings, subheadings, to bullet points. These principles are illustrated with examples and exercises that help readers practice and apply them to their own writing.

After that, it introduce you to the entire writing process step-by-step, starting by the pre-writing (preparation step), brain storming, calling ideas to drafting, revising. It particularly highlighted the inevitable role of revision step in producing high-quality article. It explains the effective writing style to each section in the article-not strict to scientific articles; the information in the book enable you to write any type of article.

Moreover, The book also covers common pitfalls and mistakes that writers should avoid, such as jargon, ambiguity, redundancy, and plagiarism, and provides practical examples of each to practice, and they supplied with an explanation to be able to evaluate your answer.

One of the strengths of the book is its focus on practical advice. The author provides numerous examples of good and bad writing, and she explains why certain techniques work better than others. The book is full of exercises and quizzes, you could practice your writing skills and test your understanding of the material. Another strength of the book is its accessibility and readability. Abrar writes in a clear and engaging style, using examples and anecdotes from her own experience as a scientist and writer. The book is also well-organized and easy to navigate, with clear headings and summaries that help readers find the information they need quickly.

Overall, The ABCs of Scientific Writing is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to improve their writing skills. Whether you are a undergraduate student, graduate student, or postdoctoral researcher. this book offers practical advice and inspiration for writing clear, concise, and compelling papers, proposals, and reports

Aug. 16, 2023
Scientific writing