This week, Science Professor discusses the unstated rules of research, and how, for the most part, students learn them over time. One such tacit rule relates to submitting abstracts for review. "Years ago, when an undergraduate research student submitted an abstract with me as co-author and without showing me the abstract prior to submission ... I was mad because — when I eventually read the abstract — I saw that there were serious errors in content and writing," Science Professor says.

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