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9 It appears that you have done research and produced some results. Writing a paper should be easy once you have something to write about.

You should write done your results and proofs as clearly as possible. Try not to get bogged down by details, and consult your advisor to determine what details an expert should be able fill in themselves.

Talk to advisor about the known journals of your area and those likely to accept your paper.

The important thing is to consult your advisor, but since you have results, I think the hardest part is already done. – William Aug 11 '12 at 1:38 3 Don't do the classic textbook approach of having your main statement and the preceeding lemmas be a total secret until the reader get to the specific page.

The most negative comment I recieved on the only thing I have ever written close to a mathematical paper was that I started out too "heavy". I was told it was better to have an abstract (which should only be a sentence or two) and then a relatively short section explaining basic ideas in a way that wouldn't be considered a wall of text or an overload of definitions and constructions.

– Arthur Aug 11 '12 at 1:48 11 2 @Paul Unfortunately I cannot edit it, although it does work for me. Here is the direct link: /advice-on-writing-papers – Sniper Clown Aug 11 '12 at 6:58 7 Having just refereed my first paper, I'll try to say a few of meaningful things.

(1) Don't obfuscate with formally correct notation where a general idea -- simply expressible in English with perhaps a few mathematical symbols -- will suffice. (3) If your proof involves a long, tedious, technical component, break it up into segments and explain what it is you are attempting to do in each segment. (4) Remember that while after two years of intense study everything seems natural and clear, it might not be for someone seeing it for the first time.