Writing in the Biological Sciences A Comprehensive Resource for Scientific Communication

ISBN-10: 0199765286

ISBN-13: 9780199765287

Edition: 2013

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Description: Comprehensive. Practical. Your resource for life.Practical and easy to use, Writing in the Biological Sciences: A Comprehensive Resource for Scientific Communication presents students with all of the techniques and information they need in order to communicate their scientific ideas, insights, and discoveries effectively. Angelika H. Hofmann introduces students to the underlying principles and guidelines of professional scientific writing and then teaches them how to apply these methods when composing essential forms of scientific writing and communication.A Companion Website contains instructor's lecture slides and all images from the text in PowerPoint format (www.oup.com/us/hofmann).Ideal as a free-standing textbook for courses on writing in the biological sciences - as well as an accompanying text or reference guide in courses and laboratories with writing-intensive components - this indispensable handbook gives students the tools they need to succeed in their undergraduatescience careers and beyond.

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 1/2/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Scientific Writing Basics
Scientific Communication
Importance of Scientific Communication
Readers and Writers
Necessary Basic Skills
About this Book
Literature Sources
Searching the Literature
Selecting References
Citing References
Common Reference Styles
Managing Sources
Plagiarism and Taking Notes
Summary
Problems
Fundamentals of Scientific Writing, Part I-Style
Word Choice and Location
Sentences and Technical Style
Summary of Writing Principles, Part I-Style
Problems
Fundamentals of Scientific Writing, Part II-Composition
Paragraph Structure
Paragraph Organization
Condensing
Summary of Writing Principles, Part II-Compositions
Problems
Working with Data
Data, Figures, and Tables
General Guidelines
From Data to Results
Figures, Their Legends, and Their Titles
Tables and Their Titles
Software Resources for Figures and Tables
Basics of Statistical Analysis
Useful Resources for Statistical Analysis
Checklist
Summary
Problems
Introductory Writing
Laboratory Reports and Research Papers
Overall
Before You Get Started
Content and Organization
Title and Title Page
Abstract
Introduction
Materials and Methods
Results
Discussion
References
Acknowledgments
Checklist
Summary
Problems
Revising and Editing
General
Revising the First Draft
Subsequent Drafts
Checklist for Revising
Editing Someone Else's Manuscript
Checklist for Editing Someone Else's Manuscript
Submission and the Review Process
Summary
Sample Reports
General
Sample Weekly Lab Report
Sample Project Paper
Reading, Summarizing, and Critiquing a Scientific Research Article
Content of a Scientific Research Article
Reading a Research Paper
Writing a Summary of a Research Paper
Critiquing a Research Paper
Summary
Term Papers and Review Articles
General Advice
Source Material
Organization
Abstract
Introduction
Main Analysis Section
Conclusion
References
Checklist
Summary
Problems
Answering Essay Questions
General
Preparing for an Essay Exam
Answering an Essay Question
Time Management Tips
Checklist
Summary
Advanced Scientific Documents and Presentations
Oral Presentations
Organization of a Scientific Talk
Preparing for a Talk
Delivery of a Talk
Question and Answer Period
Useful Resources
Checklist
Summary
Problems
Posters
Content and Organization of a Poster
Preparing a Poster
Presenting a Poster
Useful Resources
Complete Sample Poster
Checklist for a Poster
Summary
Problems
Research Proposals
General
Content and Organization
Individual Sections of a Research Proposal
Checklist
Summary
Problems
Job Applications
Curricula Vitae (CVs) and R�sum�s
Cover Letters
Personal Statement
Letter of Recommendation
Checklist for a Job Application
Summary
Commonly Confused and Misused Words
MS Word Basics and Top 20 MS Word Tips
Excel Basics and Top 20 Excel Tips
Powerpoint Basics and Top 20 Powerpoint Tips
Ms Office Cheat Sheet
Answers to Problems
Glossary of English Grammar Terms
Bibliography
Credits
Index
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