Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Good Practices in Scientific Writing

             On Monday, 17 January 2011 we were given a session about scientific writing and publication by Ms. Anne John Michael who is a medical writer. Actually, I have learnt this topic during my undergraduate study but it is good to revise it and to better know the importance of it in the biotechnology industry. We were explained the needs of writing an effective scientific publications and its ethics. Besides,several types of scientific publications such as original articles, review articles, short papers and personal views were introduced. She told us about the differences of each publication. The individual and group exercises were done accordingly. The task for the group exercise was to give the most appropriate titles for four journal articles by referring to their abstracts. I was blurred at first but suddenly an idea popped up! I told my groupmates how about we try to "google" any sentence from the abstract to get the title. Luckily, it worked! within 10 minutes we have finished the task and the brainstoming session had another 45 minutes. Ms Anne did not mention any restriction to use an "online" resources. So, our work was legal. I found that a good title must give a clear overall view to the whole article. Till the next post, don't sleep too late. See ya!

-Ancora Imparo-

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