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Say It In Your Own Words: Paraphrase & Summary for Undergraduate Students
Clarity in Scientific Writing
Introduction: Clarity in Scientific Writing
Principle 1: Write with your Reader in Mind
Principle 2: Use Precise Words to Better Convey the Details of your Research
Principle 3: Use Simple Words to Avoid Unnecessarily Confusing your Readers
Principle 4: Omit Unnecessary Words and Phrases that Don't Add Value to your Writing
Principle 5: Avoid Using too many Abbreviations or Too Much Jargon
Principle 6: Establish the Importance of Information by its Location
Principle 7: Place Old, Familiar, or Short Information at the Start of a Sentence in the Topic Position
Principle 8: Place New, Complex, or Long Information at the End of a Sentence in the Stress Position
Principle 9: Get to the Subject of the Main Sentence Quickly
Principle 10: Avoid Interruptions Between the Subject and the Verb, and Between the Verb and the Object
Principle 11: Choose the Active Voice Over the Passive Voice When Possible
Principle 12: Use the Past Tense for Completed Actions, and Use the Present Tense for Established Facts
Principle 13: Aim for Having One Main Idea in Each Sentence
Principle 14: Avoid Nominalizations and Use Active Verbs Instead
Principle 15: Use Clear Pronouns to Indicate What Noun You are Referring To