23 February 2013

Writing a paper is like making a sandwich.

I'm putting the finishing touches on some figures for a manuscript right now, and I was discussing with my boyfriend how it was coming together. As I related my attempt to balance depth of discussion with length, he paused for a moment and then noted, "It's like making a sandwich."

Yowza, he really hit the nail on the head with that observation! You need the right ingredients, or bits of data and background, combined in an appropriate ratio, and constructed in such a way that it maintains structural integrity and coherence.

Pardon me, it's time to assemble my culinary masterpiece.

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