This is a curated list of various resources on scientific writing and presentations.
- Have a look at Royal Society's booklet on cognitive biases, to make sure your work is not suffered by them!
- Make sure your work is not affected by confounding-a very common logical problem with scientific research.
- Guide for writing thesis and dissertations for CUPB students
- Download my ENDNOTE-X presentation for bibliography management
- Check annotated example of nature summary paragraph. This is an excellent format to write abstract section of your articles/theses.
- Take my power user's guide on Word and download the book Word for Dummy's (and never overlook the word, there are many things to learn for making good use of!)
- Make sure you use appropriate "list" function (either bulleted, or numbered, based on what you are referring to) rather than creating a list by yourself!
- Make sure paragraphs are properly formatted
- Make sure all figures and tables are appropriately labelled and cited in-text
- Make sure pages are paginated
- Make sure you've rectified all grammar and spelling suggestions
- I use grammarly chrome add-in and grammarly-pro for copy-editing my writings.
- Check your manuscript thoroughly for usage consistency (Hyphenation, spelling variations, abbreviation in multiple forms). One easy way is paste/upload document to Google Drive and open the document> Add In> Consistency Checker.
- Make sure you use a cloud-based back-up, such as Dropbox, for saving and backing-up all your works (I dont want my students complain they can't meet deadlines as their PC crashed, or their house conflagrated)
- Read books/booklets on scientific writing and improving English language in manuscripts here
- Dissertation submission checklist for CUPB students here.