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Volume 20, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2965–2973, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-2965-2016
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Special issue: Effective Science Communication and Education in Hydrology...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2965–2973, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-2965-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 21 Jul 2016

Research article | 21 Jul 2016

Improving together: better science writing through peer learning

Mathew A. Stiller-Reeve et al.

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Scientific writing must improve and the key to long-term improvement of scientific writing lies with the early-career scientist (ECS). We introduce the ClimateSnack project, which aims to motivate ECSs to start writing groups around the world to improve their skills together. Writing groups offer many benefits but can be a challenge to keep going. Several ClimateSnack writing groups formed, and this paper examines why some of the groups flourished and others dissolved.
Scientific writing must improve and the key to long-term improvement of scientific writing lies...
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