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 Writing in the Sciences
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+1.1 Introduction
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+- Style happens on revision
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+1.2 Examples of what not to do
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+- Spunky verbs become clunky nouns
+- The language should not be complex
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+1.3 Principles of effective writing
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+- Remove unnecessary words
+- Use the active voice (subject + verb + object)
+- Write with verbs
+- Remove jargon and acronyms
+- Buried verbs
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+1.4 Cut the clutter
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+1. Dead weight words and phrases:
+	- As it is well known
+	- As it has been shown
+	- It can be regarded that
+	- It should be emphasized that
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+2. Empty words and phrases:
+	- basic tenets of 
+	- methodologic
+	- important
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+3. Long words and phrases that could be short:
+	- muscular and cardiorespiratory performance -> fitness
+	- a majority of -> most
+	- a number of -> many
+	- are of the same opinion -> agree
+	- less frequently occurring -> rare
+	- all three of the -> the three
+	- Due to the fact that -> because
+	- Have an effect on -> affect
+	- based on the assumption that -> if
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+4. Unnecessary jargon and acronyms
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+5. Repetitive words and phrases:
+	- successful solutions
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+6. Adverbs:
+	- very, really, quite, basically, generally, etc.
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+1.5 Cut the clutter, more tricks
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+1. Eliminate negatives
+2. Remove superfluous "there are/there is"
+3. Omit needles prepositions
+	- The meeting happened _on_ Monday.
+	- They agreed _that_ it was true.
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 4.2 The Writing Process
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