#holidayreading – the forgotten tribe, scientists as writers | pat thomson

Over my “holiday”, actually not holiday I’m working, I’m catching up on research about writing. In fact, I’ve just been reading about the writing practices of scientists.

Lisa Emerson interviewed 106 scientists –  distributed across four countries and multiple science disciplines (but excluding pure mathematics). She wanted to address/redress the common myth that scientists write badly and don’t care that they do. They allegedly churn out tedious experimental reports that nobody can or wants to read. 

I’m with Emerson on debunking this, if it is something that people believe – some great…

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