Getting What You Want from Your Science Writing Part II: Do the Math

You may be asked to write information that involves calculations or statistics. Check and recheck your math.

Consider this slogan on a bottle of grape soda:

Two liters, 50% More than One Liter!

Although it’s easy to shake our heads and lament the prevalence of such “marketing math” in our society, these errors are easy to make. Continue reading “Getting What You Want from Your Science Writing Part II: Do the Math”