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Word Usage: Incidence and Prevalence
The terms incidence and prevalence are closely related. Learn more about the difference between this confusing word pair with this usage tip.
Writing Tips for Science and Medical Authors
Unlike grammar and spelling, writing style is not simply a matter of right or wrong, of strict rules to follow in every circumstance. Learn how to use style to your advantage with these free writing tips.
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Writing Tip: "Hedging" in Scientific Writing
Hedging is not just for gardening! In writing, it refers to cautious language. Qualifiers, the passive voice, and apologetic quotation marks are three commonly used hedging techniques.
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Writing Tip: The Value of the Passive Voice
Sometimes the passive voice is the better choice in scientific writing. Here are three good reasons to use it.
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Grammar Tip: Dangling Modifiers
Dangling modifiers create sentences that are unclear and sometimes unintentionally humorous. Learn how to find them before your readers do!
Writing Tip: Active Voice or Passive Voice?
Exactly what is active voice and how does it differ from passive voice? When should a science author use each voice? Learn more about these two voices with this writing tip.
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