WTF: writing a skill to die for

I had a discussion with a student this morning. He was very confuse about what’s to write and what’s not write. He is working on Cikapundung watershed, in West Java Province. His focus is evaluating the interaction between the groundwater with river water.

After hearing his problem, I said “write everything”. Even if your analysis went wrong, you can always write about your failure and what’s to avoid, etc etc. Teaching everyone else to identify a lack in a method is also a science.

Don’t worry about your sentences at this stage. Just write and sleep on it.

At the end of the conversation I said ->

writing skill is not something you born with,

it’s something you would die for



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Research interest: Hydrochemistry, multivariate analysis, and R programming My current focus is how to provide the hydrostratigraphy of volcanic aquifers in Bandung area. The research is based on environmental isotope measurement in groundwater and morphometry. My work consists of hydrochemical measurements. I am using multivariate statistical methods to provides more quantitative foundation for the analysis and more insight into the groundwater behaviour.

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