A step by step method on how to write a scientific article
Give Readers Nuggets is the book to accompany you during your research. The book will help you organize your ideas and write a well-structured health-related scientific article. The chapters will lead you step-by-step through the writing process.
“If you can’t explain it simply, you do not understand it well enough.”
– Albert Einstein –
The way we write is a habit that we learned at school – to impress our teachers with our knowledge. In the world of scientific communication, we want to pass our knowledge on to our readers – knowledge that they do not already know. This book will help you build more effective writing habits that meet readers’ needs.
Logical, understandable and rigorous scientific texts
Readers’ needs to easily understand your take-home messages. This book will help you to logically structure sentences, paragraphs and connect them together to create a logical and credible scientific story.
Raise your chances of publication
If you meet your readers’ needs, including those of peer reviewers, your chances of having your article published will go up. Your readers will not only understand your science, but they will also find it easy to read!
Book review SENSE
Ed has drawn on his experience as a researcher and teacher of scientific writing to develop an effective strategy for writing clear, well-written research articles – something which is sorely needed in academia. His ideas are well presented and easy to follow and should benefit native English-speaking and ESL authors alike
So how is this book going to help you? Here are some snippets from chapters.
A nugget of gold is easy to pick up and it has immediate value – the prospector who finds a nugget does not have to work hard to find value. Translating this metaphor to scientific articles, a reader-friendly, credible and relevant article has value, and that value is easy to find and understand. Your readers, just like you, want to learn something of value that they can believe in – valid information.
In the book we describe how you can create and organize your nuggets.
An archaic style of writing has been clearly described by Amin Brendan in his articcle “Inheritance of poor writing habits”
“Generations of editors, reviewers and readers have struggled to understand complex, exaggerated and oftenpompous prose that does little to enhance the reader’s understanding but aims to demontrate the scholary powess of the author.”
In the book we describe how to build up your structure and use of language
“Objectivity does not come from how you treat your writing, but from how you treat your data” – Joshua Schimel –
Putting it rather extremely, all research is to some extent biased. And researchers are responable for their own bias in how they designed their studies, what data they choose to report, and their interpretations of that data. Credible science depends upon responsible and transparent reporting.
In the book we describe how you to be as least biased as possible.
Logical structured paragraphs are essential for reader-understanding of details. A paragraph consists of a number of sentences that focus on a singe topic. A topic could be a core concept or a main message that supports a single sentence at the top of a paragraph: this is known as the “topic sentence.”
Each new topic requires a visually distict paragraph break. For the reader a paragraph break signals a new topic.
In the book we describe how you can create a perfect logical and readable story.
"A step by step method on how to write a scientific article"
Tom S. Decates MD
PhDstudent, Erasmus MC
I’ve been a big fan since my first encounter with Ed Hull’s book
Gerard J.J. Boink MD
Clinical & Experimental Cadiology, AMC
Ed Hull’s book has greatly supported my early start in scientific writing and I continue to use it in my teaching to students
M. van Bloemendaal MSc
PhD candidate, Physical therapist
The book and course were very useful to me. Thinking outside the box and writing understandable and credible texts.