GUIDELINES FOR WRITING PHYSICS ESSAYS

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A scientific essay is different from an essay in the humanities. Apart from the obvious, like the inclusion of diagrams and mathematics, the style differs in that separate ideas or topics are often presented as separate and distinct sections. An abstract, introduction and conclusion are essential.

The following are guidelines to assist in the planning of your essay. It is not absolutely necessary to adhere strictly to all of the recommendations, but you will find that they provide a useful framework on which to base your own writing.

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