Scientific work consists mainly of complicated formulations? No! With these seven tips, your work becomes understandable and good!
If you make a lot of short sentences, that sounds like a jerk. Did they always tell us at school? Naturally Claus did not want to stand there like a jerk. So in his scientific work he always tried to sound educated. And scientifically, of course. Result? Bad box lyrics with bad grades. In addition, a real horror of written work. Reason enough for Claus to pull the emergency brake: Claus learns to write – thanks to these seven tips:
Tip 1: Operate the receiver
Every achievement is connected with trouble. The question is always who takes it. Everything that you do not do as a sender, the receiver must do. Example: Where you set unclear terms, the recipient must clarify them. Where you lose the thread in the sentence, the recipient must link the loose ends. Make sure your readers can easily navigate the text.
Tip 2: Do not write anything that you do not understand yourself
What you do not understand, you can not pass on understandable. “The incomprehensible is related to the ignorant,” writes Arthur Schopenhauer. You can also relate that to what you read. Not everything that is printed deserves to be printed. Be critical and at least spare your own works from what is not understandable.
Tip 3: Order is half the work
The title dictates what your topic is. Hold on to it. Present your topic so that the reader can follow without jumping back and forth. Do not explain in the fifth chapter what you presume in the third chapter.
Tip 4: In short, the seasoning is
The main clause and subordinate clause or subordinate clause and main clause are a good rhythm because long and nested sentences are not a feature of scientificity, they are a stumbling block not only in reading but also in writing, since in grammatical sentences the grammatical connections and also the punctuation go wrong. Was that understandable?
Tip 5: Use ordinary words …
… and say unusual things. This advice comes from the old Schopenhauer. You can easily test the effect by deliberately doing the opposite for one day. Pay attention to how stilted, lofty, and pompous phrases often contain the greatest trivialities. How pleasant is there a simple and restrained expression. If he still has a noteworthy thought, then you’ve already won.
Tip 6: As much as necessary, as little as possible
Write only what is necessary. No phrases, no phrases, no platitudes. So you show the greatest respect to the reader: You give him his time.
Tip 7: Final correction and aids
Everyone has their little weaknesses: Can not you get to the point? Can not you tell ‘that’ and ‘that’? Uppercase and lowercase letters are not so much your thing, and commas are more likely to whet your appetite? Then you feel like us!
But there are aids that make your work more legible. Duden, spellbound friends or lecturers should look over your work because phrases without punctuation, for example, without dots commas and question marks only rarely serve readability which in turn leads to your reader digressing and putting aside your work.