The METHODS project was an assignment given in order to highlight the some of the key aspects necessary for scientific writing. One was to create a multi-panel scientific figure of their own and then detail instructions on how that figure was made before having these passed to another person for replication of the figure. Both from following another’s figure instructions and from then comparing one’s original figure to the one replicated it was found that a larger amount of specificity and detail in the methodology is required in order for proper replication to occur. Over-generalizing in the methods will lead to miscommunication of the instructions, and thus improper replication. In scientific writing, one needs to be meticulous and explanatory to ensure that the material being discussed is both proven accurate to the reader and is informative enough that others in the field or slightly varying from the field can replicate it.