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The Scientist’s Guide to Writing How to Write More Easily and Effectively throughout Your Scientific Career (my reading notes)

I had corresponded with Dr. Stephen B. Heard about his writing book “The Scientist’s Guide to Writing How to Write More Easily and Effectively throughout Your Scientific Career” a few years ago and he was kind enough to email me a PDF copy. I hadn’t made the time to read it until recently when I began compiling reading notes of books on how to do academic writing, and more specifically, what doctoral students can expect during the gruelling process of developing their doctoral dissertation. As a former chemical engineer and leather scientist, Stephen’s book resonated with me, as his book is oriented towards STEM disciplines.

Coloured pens, scribbling highlighting and writing

My Twitter thread on Stephen’s book is self-explanatory and offers a summary of my overall thoughts on the book.

Overall, a great book for STEM folks.

If you liked this blog post, perhaps you’d want to check my reading notes of other books on various topics, including scholarly writing, or my page on reading notes of books geared towards doctoral candidates undertaking their dissertation research. Disclaimer: I purchase all my books with my own hard earned money, and I receive absolutely no cash from promoting, reading or reviewing these books. My intention is simply to help others in academia, particularly graduate students and scholars at the margins.

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  1. md says

    Dear Dr Pacheco-Vega,

    Thank you for your generosity in sharing your reading notes. Could you recommend 3 books that will properly prepare a PhD student in STEM for their academic writing journey? Unfortunately, I do not have enough time to see it for myself.

    Thank you for taking the time to reply.

    Best regards,

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