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Ten tips for scientific writing


This guide outlines ten top tips for science essay writing at an undergraduate level of study and will help you improve your scientific writing.

An essay is one kind of writing you may be asked to do: this guidance does not cover other kinds, such as a formal lab report, a literature review, systematic review, or a review article.

The guidance here does not replace any assignment specific requirements and you should always thoroughly read and understand what is required for your assignment before you begin writing. If you have any questions about your assignment, you should always check with the person that set the assignment.


The Ten tips for scientific writing guide has been developed as a collaborative project between the Library Teaching and Learning Support Team, the Library Research Support team and the Skills Team.