Category Archives: Students and scientific writing

Life is not easy …

The last four to six months as a PhD student are probably the worst – real deadlines have to be met, manuscripts have to be finished, the thesis summary has to be completed, the thesis defense has to be prepared, … Continue reading

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Students and scientific writing – part IV

So where are we now? In my previous blogs I gave suggestions on how to structure the introduction, background and study area chapters. The next step would be to write the methods chapter. A methods chapter is not a laboratory … Continue reading

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Students and scientific writing – part III

Most of my scientific writing is in Earth Sciences, and most of my articles have been published in Earth Science journals. The BSc, MSc and PhD students who I had supervised and am currently supervising are Geology or Earth Science … Continue reading

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Students and scientific writing – part II

Where did we end part I? Yes – with problem #3 on how to build a story and how to write an introduction, and that everything I am telling here has already been told a million times and can easily … Continue reading

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Students and scientific writing – part I

Writing reports, articles, conference abstracts or research applications is not an easy task and needs advice and quite some practice. Many students have, unfortunately, had very little time to practice writing during their undergraduate studies, and when they are finally … Continue reading

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