The Science Of Scientific Writing    Set B      Paragraphs: Intro to Readers' Expectations    The Landmark  What makes a landmark?   Exercise 1 Quiz   Landmark should appear early    Exercise 2    A kick in the tail    A plan for writing landmark-final paras     Exercise 3   Exercise 4   Exercise 5    Exercise 6     Final Page.

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OVERVIEW: The way to well-written science

How to do the Course


PART I: Paragraphs and Sentences

SET A: Paragraphs: The Maps Behind Them

SET B: Paragraphs: Using Maps to Meet Readers' Expectations

SET C: Paragraph Coherence and Cohesion

SET D: Sentences

SET E: Scientific Sections (including Methods)

SET F: Scientific Sections: The Discussion

SET G : Scientific Sections: The Introduction

SET H : The Paper as a Whole

*Exercise 6 - create your own *

Compose a landmark-final paragraph which has the following features:

  • At least seven sentences
  • An early pointer sentence
  • A one- or two-sentence introduction to the pointer sentence

First create a diagram in Rationale in a diagram as per the previously suggested format (see here, this will open in a new window).

Then convert it to text form by pasting the sentences in the right sequence in a single box on the Rationale workspace.