Skills Earth Sciences

References (scientific writing)

The information in this module is largely based on the BSc earth sciences guide for scientific writing. Other resources that were used are:

1 The University of Sheffield – Academic Skills Centre

2 Nature education – English communication for scientists

3 Academische vaardigheden voor de opleiding Natuurwetenschap en Innovatiemanagement – Department Sustainable Development, Utrecht University (not publicly available)

4 University of Leeds – Academic writing

5 Duke – Graduate school scientific writing resource

6 Middlesbury – Write like a scientist

7 Rhodes University – Scientific writing for geologists

8 UvA – Academische Vaardigheden

9 Oxford Dictionaries – British and American spelling

10 Purdue online writing lab

11 Scribbr – Dissertation structure or Scribbr – Proofreading

12 University of Chicago – The craft of writing effectively

13 Raul Pacheco-Vega – Academic Writing

14 Elsevier – Reference formats

15 Duke – Revising in 7 steps

16 University of Arizona – Using Track Changes

17 Wordvice – Hourglass structure

18 Writing clear science – Target audience


Other useful references are:

A short guide on scientific writing

Craft of science writing

Eloquent Science: A practical guide to becoming a better writer, speaker, and atmospheric scientist

Guidelines for writing in the geosciences – Lindemann and Cartwright

Scientific Writing geology resources – Illinois library

Turabian, Kate L. 2018. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 9th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Turbek et al. 2016 – Scientific writing made easy: A step-by-step guid to undergraduate writing in the biological sciences

Writing geoscience papers: A list of useful resources