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The I in science

  • Posted on: 26 January 2016
  • By: Govert

It seems to be hard-wired into the brains of many students, that scientific writing by definition goes without the first person, and preferably even in the passive voice.

Conflict

  • Posted on: 4 January 2016
  • By: Govert

Everyone producing text can learn a thing or two from the craft of creative writing.

Concepts and conceptions

  • Posted on: 30 December 2015
  • By: Govert

Underlying seemingly unterminable discussions, different interpretations of words can often be pinpointed as the cause of trouble.

Problem statements

  • Posted on: 30 December 2015
  • By: Govert

The following remarks and questions on problem statements form a rather loose and unstructured collection. The are phrased in a seemingly silly and even caricatural style.

Normative and descriptive statements

  • Posted on: 30 December 2015
  • By: Govert

Quite some of the problems that students run in to can be mended by distinguishing more clearly between normative and descriptive statements.