Scientific Papers and Presentations

ISBN-10: 0122063708

ISBN-13: 9780122063701

Edition: 1996

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Description: Electronic publishing and electronic means of text and data presentation have changed enormously since the first edition was first published in 1997. This second edition applies traditional principles to today's, modern techniques. In addition to substantial changes on the poster presentations and visual aids chapters, the chapter on proposal writing discusses in more detail grant writing proposals. A new chapter has also been dedicated to international students studying in the United States.Selected Contents: -Searching and Reviewing Scientific Literature-The Graduate Thesis-Publishing in Scientific Journals-Reviewing and Revising-Titles and Abstracts-Ethical and Legal Issues-Scientific Presentations-Communication without words-The Oral Presentation-Poster Presentations

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 12/20/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface to the Revised Edition
Preface to the First Edition
The Semantic Environment of Science
References
Before you Begin
Kinds of Scientific Communication
Sources of Help
Pencils, Mice, and Cyberspace
References
Organizing and Writing a Rough Draft
Thinking and Writing
Prewriting Exercises
Organization and Development
Coordinating Organization and Development
Organizing and Your Point of Emphasis
Transitions
Writing the Rough Draft
References
Searching and Reviewing Scientific Literature
Planning the Literature Search
Finding the Literature
Selecting and Evaluating the Literature
The Literature Review
References
The Proposal
The Graduate Proposal
The Grant Proposal
Content and Form
Other Considerations
Progress Reports
References
The Graduate Thesis
The Thesis and Your Graduate Program
Avoiding Problems
Planning the Thesis
Acceptable Forms for Theses
The Thesis Defense
References
Publishing in Scientific Journals
Planning and Writing the Paper
After the Paper Is Written
The Editing and Reviewing Process
References
Style and Accuracy in the Final Draft
Style
Styles in Headings
Accuracy and Style in Documentation
Proofreading
References
Reviewing and Revising
Reviewing and Revising Your Own Paper
Making Use of Reviewers' Suggestions
Reviewing the Work of Others
References
Titles and Abstracts
Titles
Abstracts
References
Presenting Data
Tables
Figures
References
Ethical and Legal Issues
Ethics in Scientific Communication
Professional Respect for Others
The Legal Issues: Copyrights and Patents
References
Scientific Presentations
Departmental Seminars
The Professional Meeting
Speaking at the Job Interview
The Question and Answer Session
Role of the Moderator
Fit the Occasion
References
Communication Without Words
Symbols
Type Styles
Color
Physical Communication
Listening
References
Visual Aids to Communication
Slide Composition
Slide Production
References
The Oral Presentation
Conditioning Yourself
Timing
The Visual Aids
Coordinating the Visual Aids and the Speech
Transitions in a Slide Presentation
The Peer Review
Check List for Scientific Slide Presentation
References
Poster Presentations
Audience
Text
Type Size and Style
Color and Physical Qualities
Spacing and Arrangement
Presentation of Data
The Presenter
Handouts
Making It Fit
Time and Construction
References
Group Communications
Group Communication with No Audience
Group Communication with an Audience
References
Communicating with Other Audiences
Audiences
Avenues
Subject
Techniques
Science Writing and Presentation
References
To the International Student
Becoming Adjusted to U.S. Cultures
General Cultural Differences
Scientific Writing in American English
Oral Presentations
Casual Conversation
Body Language
References
Weaknesses in Scientific Writing
The First Draft
Sample Manuscript
Sample Literature Review
Sample Proposal
Alternate Routes to the Thesis
Sample Review of Manuscript Submitted for Publication
Evolution of a Title
Evolution of an Abstract
Putting Data into Tables and Figures
Sample Letter Requesting Copyright Permission
Use of Color in Visual Aids
Sample Slides and Slide Set
Oral Presentations at Meetings
Sample Text for Poster
Annotated Bibliography of Select References
Index
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