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scientific writing double negatives

Why are double negatives so confusing in scientific writing?

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Use of apostrophes in scientific writing

Generally, apostrophes indicate either two words that have been shortened into one word (e.g. isn’t) or indicate the relationship between two words (e.g. the boy’s ball).  Words containing apostrophes are very common in casual written English, like this blog post, a book or a letter to your friend, but apostrophes are not normally used in […]

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Which is correct: up regulate, upregulate or up-regulate?

We ask a question every week on the rules of scientific writing and formatting. Test yourself and find out how much you know. It’s just for fun and maybe you’ll learn something new! We post every question on twitter (@ScienceExperts), our Facebook wall and here in our blog. The answer is provided below the question […]

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160+ words for your materials and methods: Q-Z

Here’s the final part of our list of 160+ words for materials and methods sections. We have already posted the first part, covering words beginning with the letters A to E, and the second part covering the letters F to P. In this section, we present words beginning with W to Z. Some of these […]

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How can we help you write about your research in English?

In order to plan our future posts and articles around you, we have created a small survey to find out about the things you think are the most difficult when writing about your research in English. We’d love if you could take the survey and tell us about the specific problems you have, and we will […]

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