A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology

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Author: Karin Knisely

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429234917

Category: Science

Page: 296

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Providing practical advice to students on how to write for biology, this book shows how to write for a particular audience, self evaluate drafts, and paraphrase for improved comprehension.

A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology

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Author: Karen Knisely

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716767091

Category: Science

Page: 237

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This book provides practical advice to students who are learning to write according to the conventions in biology. Using the standards of journal publication as a model, the author provides, in a user-friendly format, specific instructions on: using biology databases to locate references; developing sound reading strategies; paraphrasing for improved comprehension; writing for a particular audience with the appropriate tone; preparing lab reports or scientific papers, posters, and oral presentations with accepted format and content; self-evaluating drafts; and using peer and instructor feedback for professional development.

A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology

Copublished by Sinauer Associates, Inc. and W. H. Freeman

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Author: Karin Knisely

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716766469

Category: Science

Page: 205

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This new writing handbook focuses on showing students how to prepare biology lab reports.

Writing in the Biological Sciences

A Comprehensive Resource for Scientific Communication

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Author: Angelika H. Hofmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190852191

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Practical and easy to use, Writing in the Biological Sciences: A Comprehensive Resource for Scientific Communication, Third Edition, presents students with all of the techniques and information they need to communicate their scientific ideas, insights, and discoveries. 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. Ideal as a free-standing textbook for courses on writing in the biological sciences or as reference guide in laboratories, this indispensable handbook gives students the tools they need to succeed in their undergraduate science careers and beyond.

A Primer in Biological Data Analysis and Visualization Using R

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Author: Gregg Hartvigsen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231166990

Category: Science

Page: 160

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R is a popular programming language that statisticians use to perform a variety of statistical computing tasks. Rooted in Gregg Hartvigsen’s extensive experience teaching biology, this text is an engaging, practical, and lab-oriented introduction to R for students in the life sciences. Underscoring the importance of R and RStudio to the organization, computation, and visualization of biological statistics and data, Hartvigsen guides readers through the processes of entering data into R, working with data in R, and using R to express data in histograms, boxplots, barplots, scatterplots, before/after line plots, pie charts, and graphs. He covers data normality, outliers, and nonnormal data and examines frequently used statistical tests with one value and one sample; paired samples; more than two samples across a single factor; correlation; and linear regression. The volume also includes a section on advanced procedures and a final chapter on possible extensions into programming, featuring a discussion of algorithms, the art of looping, and combining programming and output.

Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences

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Author: Victoria E. McMillan

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319047149

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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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, poster presentations, and other forms of science writing. The sixth edition features an expanded and revised chapter 1 on research strategies and sources, a greater diversity of examples from different subdisciplines (molecular biology, animal ecology, and genetics), and new technology tips throughout for searching databases and using software designed for charts, graphs, note-taking, and documentation.

Letters to a Young Scientist

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Author: Edward O. Wilson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871407000

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson imparts the wisdom of his storied career to the next generation. Edward O. Wilson has distilled sixty years of teaching into a book for students, young and old. Reflecting on his coming-of-age in the South as a Boy Scout and a lover of ants and butterflies, Wilson threads these twenty-one letters, each richly illustrated, with autobiographical anecdotes that illuminate his career—both his successes and his failures—and his motivations for becoming a biologist. At a time in human history when our survival is more than ever linked to our understanding of science, Wilson insists that success in the sciences does not depend on mathematical skill, but rather a passion for finding a problem and solving it. From the collapse of stars to the exploration of rain forests and the oceans’ depths, Wilson instills a love of the innate creativity of science and a respect for the human being’s modest place in the planet’s ecosystem in his readers.

Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language

A Handbook for Supervisors

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Author: Brian Paltridge,Sue Starfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134195338

Category: Education

Page: 200

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The relationship of supervisor to student has traditionally been seen as one of apprenticeship, in which much learning is tacit, with the expectation that the student will become much like the tutor. The changing demographics of higher education in conjunction with imperatives of greater accountability and support for research students have rendered this scenario both less likely and less desirable and unfortunately many supervisors are challenged by the task of guiding non-native speaker students to completion. This handbook is the ideal guide for all supervisors working with undergraduate and postgraduate non-native speaker students writing a thesis or dissertation in English as it explicitly unpacks thesis writing, using language that is accessible to research supervisors from any discipline.

Writers Inc

A Student Handbook for Writing and Learning

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Author: Patrick Sebranek,Dave Kemper,Verne Meyer

Publisher: Great Source Education Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9780669536003

Category: Education

Page: 252

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English language -- Composition and exercises -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Principles of Life

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Author: David M. Hillis,H. Craig Heller

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429257210

Category: Science

Page: 908

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For sample chapters, a video interview with David Hillis, and more information, visit www.whfreeman.com/hillispreview. Sinauer Associates and W.H. Freeman are proud to introduce Principles of Life. Written in the spirit of the reform movement that is reinvigorating the introductory majors course, Principles of Life cuts through the thicket of excessive detail and factual minutiae to focus on what matters most in the study of biology today. Students explore the most essential biological ideas and information in the context of the field’s defining experiments, and are actively engaged in analyzing research data. The result is a textbook that is hundreds of pages shorter (and significantly less expensive) than the current majors introductory books.

The Student Lab Report Handbook

A Guide to Content, Style and Formatting for Effective Science Reports

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Author: John Mays

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615309514

Category:

Page: N.A

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76 pages, soft cover

Experimental Design for the Life Sciences

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Author: Graeme Ruxton,Nick Colegrave

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199569126

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Experimental Design for the Life Sciences teaches the reader how to effectively design experiments to ensure today's students are equipped with the skills they need to be the researchers of tomorrow. With a refreshingly approachable and articulate style, the book explains the essential elements of experimental design in clear, practical terms, so the reader can grasp and apply even the most challenging concepts, including power analysis andpseudoreplication. The inter-relatedness of experimental design, statistics, and ethical considerations is emphasised throughout the book and, above all, Experimental Design for the Life Sciencesdemonstrates how good experimental design relies on clear thinking and biological understanding, not mathematical or statistical complexity - putting it at the heart of any biosciences student's education.

A Guinea Pig's History of Biology

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Author: Jim Endersby

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674027138

Category: Science

Page: 499

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Spotlights small and pivotal experiments that changed the course of science, including information on the study of guinea pigs, passion flowers, zebra fish, and viruses.

On Writing

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Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Techniques in Microbiology

A Student Handbook

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Author: John Lammert

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 226

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This vivid, full-color laboratory techniques handbook is an instructive, concise, graphical presentation of the skills and techniques required in an introductory microbiology lab. Clear visual instructions enable readers to carry out fundamental manipulations and procedures effectively and safely. Demonstrates those techniques that will be used frequently for studying microbes in the laboratory. Has a safety section and frequent safety cautions throughout. Has a convenient, portable 6” x 9” trim size, a spiral binding and soft cover, making it ideal for use on the lab bench surface. It is priced inexpensively so that it will be suitable as a supplement to an in-house or commercial manual. Companion to any introductory laboratory whether for biology majors or allied health majors.

Experimental Design for Biologists

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Author: David J. Glass

Publisher: CSHL Press

ISBN: 0879697350

Category: Science

Page: 206

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Experimental Design for Biologists explains how to establish the framework for an experimental project, including the effects of using a hypothesis–driven approach versus a question/answer approach, how to set up a system, design experiments within that system, and how to determine and use the correct set of controls. Separate chapters are devoted to the negative control, the positive control, and other categories of controls which are perhaps less recognized, such as “assumption controls”, and “experimentalist controls.” Further, there are sections on establishing the experimental system, which includes performing critical “system controls”. While the book does reference the use of statistics, statistics is not the focus of this book, but rather the way the scientist should go about framing an experimental question, establishing a validated system to answer the question, and deriving verifiable models from experimental data. There is often very little formal training in this area for biologists; therefore this text serves as an essential teaching tool for understanding the theory and practice of designing a research plan.