Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers

ISBN-10: 0071345442

ISBN-13: 9780071345446

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Mimi Zeiger

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Mimi Zeiger provides immediate help for anyone preparing a biomedical paper by giving specific advice on how-tos on how to organize all the components of a paper. Including effective writing techniques, writing and effective results sections, documentation issues, sentence structure and much more. The new edition includes new examples from the current literature including many involving molecular biology, expanded exercises at the end of the book, revised explanations on linking key terms, transition clauses, uses of subheads, and emphases. If you plan to do any medical writing, read this book first and get an immediate advantage. "...outstanding for its approach to the logic of presenting scientific work."--British Medical Journal Review of the first edition.
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Book details

List price: $87.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 10/21/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

Preface
Credits
The Goal: Clear Writing
The Purpose of This Book
Reasons for Writing Clearly
The Scope of This Book
The Approach Taken in This Book
An Overview of the Main Principles of Writing Presented in This Book
Using This Book
The Building Blocks of Writing
Word Choice
Principles of Word Choice
Words Carelessly Interchanged
Words Carelessly Interchanged
Sentence Structure
Express the Core of the Message in the Subject, Verb, and Completer
Express the Core of the Message in the Subject, Verb, and Completer
Avoid Noun Clusters
Untangling Noun Clusters
Write Short Sentences
Overloaded Sentences
Use Clear Pronouns
Clear Pronouns
Put Parallel Ideas in Parallel Form
Parallelism in Sentences
Parallelism in Comparisons
Avoid Writing Flaws
Paragraph Structure
Organization
Topic Sentences and Supporting Sentences
Continuity
Repeating Key Terms Exactly and Early
A Lumped Transport Model to Determine Resin Capacity as a Function of Bed Height and Flow Rate
Linking Key Terms
Repeating and Linking Key Terms
The Value of Transitions
Transition Phrases
Transition Clauses
Keeping a Consistent Point of View and a Consistent Order
Signaling Subtopics
Parallel Form and Signaling Subtopics
Emphasis
Condensing
Summary of Guidelines for Paragraph Structure
The Text of The Biomedical Research Paper
The Introduction
Functions
Story Line
Content for Hypothesis-Testing Papers
Organization for Hypothesis-Testing Papers
Writing
Length
Content and Organization for Descriptive Papers
Content and Organization for "Methods Papers"
Details
Summary of Guidelines for Introductions of Hypothesis-Testing Papers and of Descriptive Papers
Introductions
Materials and Methods
Function
Story Line
Content
Organization
Length
Details
Summary of Guidelines for the Materials and Methods Section
A Clearly Written Methods Section
Content and Organization in the Methods Section
Results
Functions
Story Line
Content
Organization
Emphasis
Length
Details
Summary of Guidelines for Results
Results
Results
Discussion
Functions
Story Line
Content
Organization
Length
Subheadings
Summary of Guidelines for Discussions
Following the Story in a Discussion
Message and Story in the Discussion
Supporting Information
Figures and Tables
Figures
Tables
Telling a Story
Summary of Guidelines for Figures and Tables
Design of Figures and Tables and Their Relation to the Text
Table Design and Relation to the Text
References
Purposes
Selecting References
Accuracy
Incorporating References Into the Text
Systems for Citing References
Summary of Guidelines for References
The Overview
The Abstract
Function
Abstracts of Hypothesis-Testing Papers
Abstracts of Descriptive Papers
Abstracts of Methods Papers
Indexing Terms
Abstracts for Meetings
Summary of Guidelines for Abstracts
Abstracts
The Title
Functions
Content of Titles for Hypothesis-Testing Papers
Content of Titles for Descriptive Papers
Content of Titles for Methods Papers
Hallmarks of a Good Title
Details
Running Titles
Summary of Guidelines for Titles
Titles
The Big Picture
Checklist for the Big Picture
Seeing the Big Picture
Reaching The Goal: Suggestions For Writing
Writing the First Draft
Revising: Using the Checklists
The Rewards of Clear Writing
Revisions of Exercises
Literature Cited
Words Explained in the Text
Index
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