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Making Sense - Life Sciences A Student's Guide to Writing and Research

ISBN-10: 019543370X
ISBN-13: 9780195433708
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The Making Sense series comprises five concise, readable guides to research and writing for use by students at all levels of undergraduate study. Designed especially for students in the life sciences, this book outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such issues as how to conduct academic research, how to write research essays and lab reports, how to document sources, and how to prepare effective oral presentations and posters.

Margot Northey was Dean of the School of Business, Queen's University. She is currently a business consultant.Judi Jewinski is the Director of the English Language Institute at Renison College, University of Waterloo.

Patrick von Aderkas is a professor in the biology department of the University of Victoria. He has degrees in botany from the University of Guelph and Manchester. His career reflects a broad interest in experimental embryogenesis of ferns and gymnosperms, including hormone physiology, molecular biology, and proteomics (the large-scale study of proteins).

Acknowledgements
A Note to the Student
A Note to the Instructor
Writing and Thinking
Planning an Essay
Researching an Essay
Writing an Essay
Writing a Lab Report
Writing with Style
Common Errors in Grammar and Usage
Punctuation
Misused Words and Phrases
Using Illustrations
Documenting Sources
Giving Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations
Working in Groups
Writing Examinations
Writing Resum�s and Letters of Application
Appendix: Weights, Measures, and Notation
Glossary
Notes
Index

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