This book encompasses the entire range of writing skills that today's experimental scientist may need to employ. Chapters cover routine forms, such as laboratory notes, abstracts, and memoranda; dissertations; journal articles; and grant proposals. Robert Goldbort discusses how best to approach various writing tasks as well as how to deal with the everyday complexities that may get in the way of ideal practice--difficult collaborators, experiments gone wrong, funding rejections. He underscores the importance of an ethical approach to science and scientific communication and insists on the necessity of full disclosure.
Good Style explains the tactics that can be used to write technical material in a coherent, readable style. It discusses in detail the choices of vocabulary, phrasing and sentence structure and each piece of advice is based on evidence of the styles prefered by technical readers and supported by many examples of writing from a variety of technical contexts. John Kirkman draws from his many years of experience lecturing on communication studies in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Hong Kong, both in academic programmes and in courses for large companies, research centres and government departments. Good Style has become a standard reference book on the shelf of students of science, technology and computing and is an essential aid to all professionals whose work involves writing of reports, papers, guides, manuals or on-screen texts. This new edition also includes information on writing for the web and additional examples of how to express medical and life-science information.
Learning how to write clearly and concisely is an integral part of furthering your research career; however, doing so is not always easy. In this second edition, fully updated and revised, Dr. Silyn-Roberts explains in plain English the steps to writing abstracts, theses, journal papers, funding bids, literature reviews, and more. The book also examines preparing seminar and conference presentations. Written in a practical and easy to follow style specifically for postgraduate students in Engineering and Sciences, this book is essential in learning how to create powerful documents. Writing for Science and Engineering will prove invaluable in all areas of research and writing due its clear, concise style. The practical advice contained within the pages alongside numerous examples to aid learning will make the preparation of documentation much easier for all students. Written in modular format, so you only need to access the relevant chapter Covers a wide range of document and presentation types Includes easy-to-understand rules to improve writing
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Writing for Science Students is a practical guide to the techniques you need for accurate, clear and effective writing. This book takes you through each stage of the process, from understanding the requirements of your assignment and planning your research, right through to reading, structuring your writing and editing. It will equip you with the key skills you need to complete all types of assignments, including essays, lab reports, posters and dissertations. You’ll learn how to: · Analyse the question you’ve been set“/p> · Find and critically evaluate sources of information · Incorporate other people’s work into your writing · Communicate your ideas clearly · Use feedback to improve your work Enriched by helpful examples and activities throughout, Writing for Science Students is an ideal companion for science students of all levels. Jennifer Boyle is the Writing Adviser for Postgraduate Researchers at the University of Glasgow, UK. She works with students from all disciplines in the development of academic writing skills. Scott Ramsay is the Effective Learning Adviser for students in the College of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow, UK.
WRITING FOR SCIENCE, now in its third edition, is a practical handbook designed for science, engineering and technology students. It presents material in a direct, easily accessible format that has been developed through dealing with many hundreds of students at all undergraduate and postgraduate levels, together with professional engineers and scientists in Europe and Australasia.
Help budding scientists get it "write" with this treasure-trove of ready-to-implement strategies to help learners write and understand science content. This resource brings it all together in one easy-to-use format featuring an overview of the writing process, practical and detailed strategies to improve writing skills, and activities with classroom examples by grade ranges. Specific suggestions are included with every strategy to help differentiate instruction for various levels of learners and learning styles. Includes a Teacher Resource CD of activity reproducibles and graphic organizers. 2.
This book, by a scientist, is not a textbook on English grammar: nor is it just one more book on how to write a technical report, or a thesis, or a paper for publication. It is about all the ways in which writing is important to scientists and engineers in helping them to remember to observe, to think, to plan, to organize and to communicate.
This guide offers practical tips on science writing - from investigative reporting to pitching ideas to magazine editors. Some of the best known science witers in the US share their hard earned knowledge on how they do their job.