Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Writing a paper (in hydrologiy or related field) rule by N* L*

... therefore a paper must have:
  • Five sections
  • Five Figures
  • Eight or nine  paragraphs for section
  • Each paragraph must contain a concept
If you use words with synonyms, use the shorter one. 

   These are simple instructions. They are obviously oversimplifications, and assume that you have material to work with. They probably also gives for granted that you know all the others golden rules that you can find, for instance, here. However, if I look at some papers that I am reviewing, I say:  how I like this holy simplicity and clarity.

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