2nd World Heart Congress
Gunma University, Japan
Title: Scientific and Medical Writing - English for Journal publication: Cutting for clarity
Biography: Mary Shibuya
In the world of medical writing, it is the facts that are to be well represented. In presenting the facts however, a great amount of background information is often necessary to orientate the audience. Unfortunately there is a tendency to use lengthy sentences, which sometimes become upwards of three lines long. Consequently the reader becomes lost in the multitude of words. Therefore, clear and concise sentences are imperative to achieve the best understanding. This seminar will highlight the easiest ways to cut unnecessary components and to avoid awkward paragraph composition. Also, the use of punctual aids will be reviewed as they are extremely useful tools to improve text readability. Further, a useful final draft checklist and resource materials will be provided.