3-2“So how do scientists use writing? We scribble on chalkboards, draw diagrams, annotate graphs and photos, jot down ideas in notebooks, send emails, scrawl notes in the margins of journal articles, write grant proposals, review proposals and papers, draft conference proceedings, put together presentations, and, ultimately, tidy up all of this work into a publishable journal article. This all takes place as part of the gradual, iterative process of developing scientific ideas in a research community. In science—as in all fields—writing is not just a way to communicate what was learned, it is an essential tool for developing and vetting new ideas.” — Introduction, Composing Science

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