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    Scientific English writing

    I am a PhD student. I would like to discuss on scientific writing.
    Feel free to discuss on this. :)


    -Pankesh

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    Re: Scientific English writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Pankesh View Post
    I am a PhD student. I would like to discuss on scientific writing.
    Feel free to discuss on this. :)


    -Pankesh
    If you want a discussion, why not start one? It might become clear from your initial post what your first statement means. For example which of these response would form part of the discussion you want:

    • What's the difference between 'sulphate', 'sulphite', and 'sulphide'?
    • Is water hydrogen dioxide or dihydrous oxide or something else entirely?
    • I'm really enjoying Carl Sagan's Cosmos. Do you have any recommendations for other science books to read?
    • Do you favour deductive or inductive reasoning?
    • Is alchemy a science?
    • etc etc etc ...


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    PS There's no such verb as 'discuss on'
    Last edited by BobK; 01-Jul-2011 at 11:41. Reason: Fixed punctuation

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    Re: Scientific English writing

    Thanks for your part -b. :)

    But, sadly I have not got your first part of reply. I request you to elaborate it more.

    Thanking you,
    -Pankesh

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    Re: Scientific English writing

    Scientific writing is a huge subject- try narrowing it down to something more specific. It's hard to get a discussion going with such a broad frame of reference. What area of science are you in?

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    Re: Scientific English writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Pankesh View Post
    Thanks for your part -b. :)

    But, sadly I have not got your first part of reply. I request you to elaborate it more.

    Thanking you,
    -Pankesh
    Sorry - no punctuation. Fixed now.

    Incidentally, 'please elaborate it more' doesn't work. I didn't elaborate it in the first place. What I meant was, 'If you want a discussion, don't you think it would be a good idea to start one, by giving your own point of view?'

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    Re: Scientific English writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Pankesh View Post
    I am a PhD student. I would like to discuss on scientific writing.
    Feel free to discuss on this. :)


    -Pankesh
    The best way to learn about scientific writing is to read scientific journals. Especially read journals to which you intend submitting.

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