These online resources can help you refine your academic writing in the sciences.
These style guides were prepared in partnership with Saint Mary's faculty and are tailored to meet the expectations of particular disciplines of study.
This guide was created in partnership with the Faculty of Science at Saint Mary's University.
Many words commonly used in conversational or academic English have different meanings in the context of science writing.
Professional scientists and engineers are often required to explain their work to non-specialists, including members of the media and the general public.
Tables and figures are used to display complex data in academic papers.
Scientific writing requires grammatical and stylistic approaches that differ from those preferred in other academic disciplines.
The purpose of a lab report is to describe the results of an experiment or research study. University lab reports follow the style and format of professional journal articles, which research scientists use to share and evaluate each other’s work.
An abstract is a summary of a research paper, proposal, or presentation.