Both sentence structure and word choice are important for writing specific sentences.

Clear scientific writing involves clear frameworks, strong hierarchical reasoning, and simple and specific organization at every level (i.e. paper, section, sub-section, paragraph, sentence). Like science itself, clear scientific writing requires attention to detail (Holstein et al., 2015). One important way to express attention to detail is through writing specific sentences.

There are two important aspects of specific sentences: (A) specific sentence structure; and (B) choosing appropriate, specific words.