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Poster Analysis

Citations

Having a thorough understanding of the research that has been done in the field is necessary for a scientist to be able to choose a...

Scientific Argument: Then and Now

William Harvey (1578-1657) anatomist/physiologist/physician is best known for his discovery of the circulation of the blood. He published his findings on the motion of the...

Writing Abstracts

Background: Abstract writing is an essential skill for today’s scientists. More colleagues will read your abstracts than will read your research papers. We will learn...

Writing a Methods Section

Put up guidelines and leave up on overhead projector. Have students write collaboratively in groups a methods section based on a simple experiment.

Abstracts

May be informative or descriptive. Descriptive (or indicative) abstracts serve as a table of contents for the article but do not summarize it. An example...

Use of Graphics in Research Reports and Oral Presentations

Remember your ultimate goal of presentation and publication throughout your experiment: Think about effective composition. Notice effective communication messages when you see them in daily...

The IMRAD Format

The IMRAD format mimics the scientific method. How does each section work with the others to present your scientific activity?

Scientific Publications: Sharing Your Work

To share your work, you must communicate your science to others. Informal communications and some formal communications achieve this goal on a limited level, but...