Writing, writing, writing. Writing papers, writing thesis, writing grants, writing scholarship application; who knew that being a scientist would also make you a writer by opportunity?
Writing is a big deal in research because it is a way of communicating our work to the world. It is also a key task in the good practice of science where we need document every detail of experiments, procedures and findings, to ensure the integrity of the work. I also learn that progressing through the stages of a research career means that we will be exposed to different kinds of writing. As a PhD student, I am dealing with a range of writing tasks including reports, manuscript for publications and of course, the final document that will get me my doctorate degree, the PhD thesis.