Tips for accurate writing

Skills for accurate writing of science paper
Skills for accurate writing of science paper
Scientific writing must be accurate. Although writing instructors may tell you not to use the same word twice in a sentence, it's okay for scientific writing, which must be accurate. (A student who tried not to repeat the word "hamster" produced this confusing sentence: "When I put the hamster in a cage with the other animals, the little mammals began to play.")

-Make sure you say what you mean.
Be careful with commonly confused words:

Temperature has an effect on the reaction.
Temperature affects the reaction.I used solutions in various concentrations. (The solutions were 5 mg/ml, 10 mg/ml, and 15 mg/ml)

I used solutions in varying concentrations. (The concentrations I used changed; sometimes they were 5 mg/ml, other times they were 15 mg/ml.)Less food (can't count numbers of food)

Fewer animals (can count numbers of animals)A large amount of food (can't count them)
A large number of animals (can count them)The erythrocytes, which are in the blood, contain hemoglobin.

The erythrocytes that are in the blood contain hemoglobin. (Wrong. This sentence implies that there are erythrocytes elsewhere that don't contain hemoglobin.)