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Good scientific writing is the most desired skill for employers of New Zealand science graduates.

(Gray et al. 2005)

If you can read, interpret and explain complex ideas clearly, you can achieve better grades, opportunities for employment and advancement, a greater impact on society, and lots of personal satisfaction. 

(Bonfiglioli et al. 2009)

We love science and we love to communicate well. Join us for this crash course in scientific writing and gain the lifelong benefits. If you found this guide useful, can you email us to say what type of assignment you used it for, and for which courses? Do tell us us your ideas for improvements!

Best wishes with your writing,

Dr Anne Gaskett and Dr Liz Sowden ---





 Work through the modules or download the PDF version 

Ecology Writing Guide 


Bonfiglioli, C., Kirkup, L., & Woolf, I. (2009). The research-teaching nexus as a driver for science communication skills enhancement. In A. Hugman (Ed.), Motivating Science Undergraduates: Ideas and Intervention. Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (p. 146-151). Sydney, NSW.

Gray, F.E., Emerson, L., & MacKay, B. (2005). Meeting the demands of the workplace: Science students and written skills. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 14, 425-435.

Young frond of fern unfurling, Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, Wairarapa, New Zealand. [Photography]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest.


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