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Applying different margins to different sections of your PhD thesis

 

 

I recently shared some tips on how to add wide tables to your files by inserting landscape pages using section breaks. 

In this video, we'll take things a bit further by learning how to apply custom margins to the landscape and...

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How to add wide landscape scientific tables to your thesis - like a Pro! [video included]

 

 

I literally spent hours trying to add wide tables to my PhD thesis. I especially remember the day I nearly threw my computer out the window!

Don't worry, I finally figured it out!

In eight easy steps, I’ll explain how to add a...

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How to stop your table and figures jumping around in Microsoft Word®

 

Have you ever struggled with the text jumping about onto the next page when you type in your scientific manuscript?

Or do you find it difficult to keep the tables or figures in the correct places and on the correct pages in...

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Five essential 'signposts' for a clear thesis chapter or journal manuscript

 

Why do I need to think about 'signposts' in my scientific writing?

When you work on a research project for some time, you become an expert. All of the little important details of your study and...

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The simplest way to assess if your figures and tables are complete

It can be difficult to decide what to include in your figures and tables in your thesis or manuscript.

How can you make sure they are complete and informative?

My supervisor on my industry placement year taught me the one-page rule and I use it...

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Quick guide to better tables in your science PhD thesis or journal manuscript

Tables are a crucial part of your manuscript and thesis as they hold so much information.

It's really important to take the time to format your tables correctly and make sure the data is complete and understandable. 

I like to think of...

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Ultimate guide to planning well-organised manuscripts for life scientists: an English scientific editor's top tips

 
Planning is essential for well-organised manuscripts

It’s no secret that experienced authors  — whether they write technical documents, children’s books or romance novels — make solid plans and outlines before...

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Using respectively correctly

 

Respectively is a very useful word in scientific writing; however, we often see this word used incorrectly.

Here are some sentences that use the word “respectively” in the wrong way.

Can you identify what’s wrong with each...

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Uniform guidelines for biomedical journals

 

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (IJCME) is a group of science editors from 12 different journals. They have defined a standard set of rules and guidelines for preparing documents for their journals.

These...

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Quick guide to scientific words that are easily missed during a spellcheck: free infographic

 

Using the spellcheck tool of your word processing software is a good way of making sure there are no mistakes in your scientific manuscript. 

However, the spellcheck will miss words that are spelled correctly if they are very similar...

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