Writing in the Sciences

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General

Colorado State: Writing the Scientific Paper
Writing at CSU provides a step-by-step guide to writing a scientific paper from the Introduction and Title to the Conclusion.  
Two researchers examined thousands of student essays and identified the top twenty most common writing errors in student writing.
The UCLA GWC provides comprehensive PDFs and links that include advice for writing different scientific formats in addition to comprehensive websites covering a range of topics.

Abstracts

National Center for Biotechnology Information: How to write an abstract
The NCBI gives a detailed description on the importance of abstracts and the necessary components to compose a good one.   
Purdue OWL: Abstracts
The Purdue OWL outlines the two different types of abstracts, the qualities of good abstracts and steps for writing effective abstracts.  
University of Queensland: Buckley Ecology Lab
The Buckley Ecology Lab's Blog features a brief post on how to write a good abstract and introduction.  

Methods

University of Queensland: Buckley Ecology Lab
The Buckley Ecology Lab continues their blog series on how to write a scientific paper with the methods and materials sections. 

Results and Conclusions 

University of Queensland: Buckley Ecology Lab
The Buckley Ecology Lab rounds out their blog series on writing a scientific paper with advice on how to compose a results and conclusion section. 

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