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Writing Centre Resource Guide



For information on writing in the field of biology, see our Biology page.


Writing for chemistry requires a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of good writing as well as a grasp of how to successfully integrate equations, formulae, figures and abbreviations. The following guides offer advice on writing within the field:


Writing for physics requires precision and logical organization, much like the study of physics itself. The following guides present advice and discuss some of the principal challenges that can arise when writing papers and reports in the field.

Communicating Science at Dalhousie

Are you interested in talking and writing about science? Do you wish to pursue a career in science writing, or improve your communications skills as a scientist? Dalhousie will offer SCIE 3111, Communicating Science, as of Fall 2014:

Resources for Scientific Writing

Scientific writing must strike a balance between many competing objectives: it should be concise, yet contain sufficient detail; it should be clear, yet communicate often-complex subjects; it should be focused on the process and findings of the researcher, yet be attentive to the requirements of the reader.

Here are some links to discussions of the practice of scientific writing:

Scientific Writing Resources at the Library