Perspectives on: Writing Style, Time Management, and Writing References

Topics: Writing, Social sciences, Writer's voice Pages: 4 (1341 words) Published: June 13, 2013
Perspectives on: Writing Style, Time Management, and Writing References Hamza Alghamdi
CSU

Perspectives on: Writing Style, Time Management, and Writing References
I recently completed a course on scientific writing, wondering is there a significant differences between writing in the scientific fields and other academic fields of study. Taking in regard my professional field of study as a pediatric physician and my future career as an entrepreneur, I need to know the answer for this query. In addition, one skill that I am struggling with and I need to master in my professional career and my master degree is time management. Finally, I want to know more about a related topic, which is about different reference styles in citations of scientific and non-scientific papers. So, I am going to discuss some issues about: differences between writing in scientific and non-scientific fields, time management, and references styles. I will try my best to find peer-reviewed articles in my search process. Writing Style

Writing style in papers is dependent on different methods and goals of each discipline. For example, are you going to discuss arguments, or prove some facts and what research method are you going to use. The purpose of scientific writing usually is to describe and measure the events of an experiment, where in humanities the question usually has no definitive answer, the style of writing is compelling and authoritative and do not expect to reach a scientific truth (Gocsik, 2005).

Evidence and methods used in humanities, starts with a claim, then using textual evidence, then discussing the passage. And this pattern is repeated again and again till the writer feels his arguments are made. In contrast in scientific writing the discussion will be kept at the end after introducing the methods and results fully. So, the following sequence is followed: question, methods, results then discussion (Gocsik, 2005).

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