Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences

ISBN-10: 0312440839
ISBN-13: 9780312440831
Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Written by a professional biologist who is also an experienced writing teacher, this comprehensive guide for students writing in biology, zoology, and botany provides detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting papers,  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 3/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Written by a professional biologist who is also an experienced writing teacher, this comprehensive guide for students writing in biology, zoology, and botany provides detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting papers, reviews, and other forms of writing.

Preface
About the Author
Introduction: How and Why Biologists Write: An Introduction to Biological Literature
Locating and Using Biological Literature
Sear Ching the Liter Ature
Sample Database Search
Using the Inter Net
Reading Scientific Papers
Taking Notes
Handling Data and Using Statistics
Getting Started
Recording and Organizing Your Findings
Using Statistics to Analyze Your Data
Using Tables and Figures
Tables
Figures
Checklist for Tables and Figures
Writing Lab Reports and Research Papers
Title
Abstract
Introduction
Materials and Methods
Results
Discussion
Acknowledgments
Literature Cited
Checklist for Lab Reports and Research Papers
Sample Laboratory Report
Sample Student Research Paper
Writing a Review Paper
Choosing a Topic
Deciding on a Title
Working with the Literature
Presenting your Material
Checklist for Review Papers
Sample Review Paper
Documenting the Paper
Citing Sources in the Text
CSE Style
APA Style
Preparing the Literature Cited Section
CSE Style
APA Style
Drafting and Revising
The First Draft
Practical Suggestions for Revising
Checking Content and Structure
Improving Paragraphs
Writing Clear, Accurate Sentences
Avoiding Wordiness
Verb Tense
Punctuation
Preparing the Final Draft
Mechanics and Technicalities
Manuscript Format
Writing an Acknowledgments Section
Proofreading
Using Writing to Prepare for Examinations
Getting the Most out of Textbooks
Taking Good Lecture Notes
Preparing for Laboratory Exams
Studying for Short-Answer Questions
Answering Essay Questions
Other Forms of Biological Writing
Oral Presentations
Sample Powerpoint Presentation
Poster Presentations
Sample Poster Presentation
Research Proposals
Sample Research Proposal
Letters of Application
Sample Cover Letter
Resumes
Sample Resume
Sample Curriculumvitae
Additional Readings
Literature Cited
Index

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