Thr33s and 7even7

Thr33s and 7even7

One, two, three,…you know the drill. Spell out numbers under 10 right? Wrong. The 7th edition of the Council of Science Editors (CSE) revises this rule. It is now acceptable to use a numeral in place of writing out a number. This new rule (or rule change) makes...
Express Yourself

Express Yourself

Mathematics and writing are two very different subjects; therefore, it can be hard to seamlessly transition from one to the other in a technical report or other document. When including a mathematical expression in your writing, it is important to keep several things...
You Have a Lovely Figure

You Have a Lovely Figure

We’ve all hear the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words.” This is especially true when creating technical reports. Tables and figures can instantly clarify data or trends described in your document. Unlike an appendix, tables and figures should be placed in the...
Making a List, Checking it Twice

Making a List, Checking it Twice

When you make a trip to the grocery store, do you write an essay about what you want to buy? Hopefully not, because most sane people make a list. Lists make dense information easy to understand at a glance. Instead of searching through wordy sentence after wordy...