Writing for Computer Science
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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Description: The elements of good writing are an essential part of success in science. With comprehensive practical help for students and experienced researchers, Writing for Computer Science:nbsp;- Gives extensive guidance for writing style and editing;nbsp;- Presents sound practice for graphs, figures, and tables;nbsp;- Guides the presentation of mathematics, algorithms and experiments;nbsp;- Shows how to assemble research materials into a technical paper; - Offers guidelines and advice on spoken presentations. This second edition contains detailed new material on research methods, the how-to of being a scientist, including:nbsp;- Development of ideas into research programs; -Design and evaluation of experiments;nbsp;- How to search for, read, evaluate, and referee other research;nbsp;- Research ethics and the qualities that separate good and bad science. Writing for Computer Science is not only an introduction to the doing and describing of research, but is a handy reference for working scientists in computing and mathematical sciences.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publication date: 6/3/2004
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction Kinds of publication Writing, science, and skepticism Using this book Spelling and terminology|
|Good styleEconomy Tone Examples Motivation Balance Voice The upper hand Obfuscation Analogies Strawmen Reference and citation Quotation Acknowledgements Grammar Beauty|
|Style specificsTitles and headings|
|Theopening paragraphs Variation Paragraphing Ambiguity Sentence structure|
|Tense Repetition and parallelism Emphasis Definitions Choice of words|
|Qualifiers Misused words Spelling conventions Jargon Cliche and idiom Foreignwords|
|Overuse of words Padding Plurals Abbreviations Acronyms Sexism|
|Punctuation Fonts and formatting Stops Commas Colons and semicolons Apostrophes Exclamations Hyphenation Capitalization Quotations Parentheses Citations|
|Mathematics Clarity Theorems Readability Notation Ranges and sequences Alphabets Linebreaks Numbers Percentages Units of measurement|
|Graphs, figures, and tables Graphs Visualization of results Diagrams Tables Captions and labels Axes, labels, and headings|
|AlgorithmsPresentation of algorithms Formalisms Level of detail Figures Notation Environment of algorithms Performance of algorithms Asymptotic complexity|
|Editing Consistency Style Proofreading Choice of word-processor An editing checklist|
|Writing up The scope of apaper Telling a story Organization|
|The First draft Fromdraft to submission Prepublication|
|Theses A writing-up checklist Doing researchBeginnings Shaping a research project|
|Students and advisors Finding research literature Reading Research planning|
|Hypotheses Defending hypotheses Evidence Good and bad science Reflections on research A research checklist|
|ExperimentationDesigning experiments Measurements and coding Describing experiments Variables Statistics Intuition An experimentation checklist|
|Refereeing Responsibilities Contribution Evaluation of papers Referees' reports A refereeing checklist|
|EthicsPlagiarism Self-plagiarism Misrepresentation Authorship Confidentiality and conflict of interest Anethics checklist|
|Giving presentations Content Organization The introduction The conclusion Preparation Delivery Question time Slides Slide tools Text slides Figures A presentations checklist Examples of slides|