Story-telling in scientific writing

Since reading Joshua Schimel’s book about getting papers published, I’ve been trying to incorporate the idea of story-telling into my academic writing workshops.

In my most recent workshop, I was asked whether I had an example of how classic scientific writing and the story-telling writing style differed. I didn’t, and so I said I’d work on developing on. Based on the abstract to my 2010 Master thesis, I’ve now written a new abstract – new angle, same content. Take a look at the differences and tell me what you think.

IMRAD story-telling difference

You can also find this file on our resources page.

Anne Wegner

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