GIVE READERS NUGGETS: TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE PROBLEM
   An archaic writing style
   The inheritance and characteristics of an archaic writing style
   How to move on?
A NEW MINDSET: A BASIS FOR RIGOROUS REPORTING
   Think of your article as an educational document: Give your readers nuggets
   Think of your article as a credible scientific story
   Think and write like an expert scientist, author and educator
   Think in terms of both specialist and non-specialist readers
   Putting the mindset into practice: a writing strategy
THE TEMPLATE OF 10 CORE CONCEPTS: A TOOL TO ORGANIZE IT ALL   
   The list of the 10 core concepts
   The 10 core concepts within the IMRaD structure of your article
CORE CONCEPTS SHOULD FOCUS ON THE SCOPE OF YOUR STUDY
   What is the scope of your study?
   Within the specific scope your methods are not limited
   The first four core concepts specify your scope
THE TEMPLATE IN DEPTH
   Structure of the Introduction
   Structure of the Discussion
APPLING THE TEMPLATE TO A LITERATURE REVIEW
   The writing strategy
   A fictitious example of the 10 core concepts as applied to a literature review
BUILDING READER-FRIENDLY SENTENCES: 10 TECHNIQUES
   1 Use the active voice—take responsibility for your work
   2 Build on an active verb
   3 Avoid directionless and ambiguous verbs
   4 Avoid empty words and wordy phrases
   5 Avoid empty and wordy “blah blah” pompous constructions
   6 Never use synonyms
   7 Avoid ambiguous constructions
   8 In sentences that contain several messages, use end focus
   9 Emphasize the main message of a sentence: 3 techniques
   10 Avoid trying to “sell” your study
LOGICAL PARAGRAPHING TIES YOUR STORY TOGETHER
   Building paragraphs
   Linking sentences and paragraphs: 3 techniques
   Two examples of paragraphing
STRUCTURING THE METHODS AND RESULT SECTIONS
   The details of the Methods section
   The details of the Results section
   Tips for Methods and Results
THE ABSTRACT AND TITLE
   The Abstract
   The Title: put a “NUGGET” in the Title
   The storyline: a short story of your study
REFERENCES
APPENDIX
   Tenses in scientific articles
   Empty words to avoid
   Linking words and phrases