Scientific Writing and Communication

Papers, Proposals, and Presentations

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Author: Angelika H. Hofmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195390056

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 682

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Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations covers all the areas of scientific communication that a scientist needs to know and to master to successfully promote his or her research and career. This unique "all-in-one" handbook begins with a discussion of the basics of scientific writing style and composition and then applies these principles to writing research papers, review articles, grant proposals, research statements, and resumés as well as to preparing academic presentations and posters. FEATURES: A practical presentation carefully introduces such basic writing mechanics as word choice and word location, sentence structure, and paragraph organization before moving into manuscript planning and organizational strategies. Extensive hands-on guidance for composing scientific documents and presentations then follows. Relevant and multi-disciplinary examples taken from real research papers and grant proposals by writers ranging from students to Nobel Laureates illustrate clear technical writing as well as common mistakes that one should avoid. Examples are drawn from a broad range of scientific disciplines including medicine, molecular biology, biochemistry, ecology, geology, chemistry, engineering, and physics. Extensive end-of-chapter exercise sets provide the opportunity to review style and composition principles and encourage readers to apply them to their own writing. Writing guidelines and revision checklists warn scientists against common pitfalls and equip them with the most successful techniques to revise a scientific paper, review article, or grant proposal. Annotated text passages bring the writing principles and guidelines to life by applying them to real-world, relevant, and multidisciplinary examples. Clear, easy-to-follow writing style is understandable to both native and non-native English speakers; special ESL features address problems faced by non-native English speakers. Eight chapters on grant writing demonstrate how to write successful grant applications and how to avoid the most common application mistakes. Covering all the facets of communication that scientists need to master, Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations is ideal for a wide range of readers--from upper-level undergraduates and graduate students to postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and professional researchers--in the life sciences, medicine, psychology, chemistry, and engineering.

Scientific Papers and Presentations

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Author: Martha Davis,Kaaron J. Davis,Marion M. Dunagan

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123847273

Category: Medical

Page: 342

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Davis (agronomy), Kaaron Davis (agricultural, food and life sciences), and Marion Dunagan (business, all U. of Arkansas) offer fledgling scientists advice about the professional communications requirements they will face as graduate students and working scientists. They cover many aspects lightly, and refer readers to more specialized treatments for greater detail. Their topics include organizing and writing a rough draft, graduate theses and dissertations, publishing data, visual aids for presentations, and communicating with nonscientists. Previous editions were published in 1996 and 2004. Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Scientific and Medical Communication

A Guide for Effective Practice

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Author: Scott A. Mogull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317551966

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

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Scientific and Medical Communication: A Guide for Effective Practice prepares readers to effectively communicate in professional scientific communities. The material in this book is firmly grounded in more than 500 published research findings and editorials by scientific writers, authors, and journal editors. Thus, this text provides the broadest and most comprehensive analysis of scientific writing. In addition, carefully selected and thoroughly annotated examples from the scientific and medical literature demonstrate the recommendations covered in the text. These real-world examples were carefully selected so that the scientific content can be understood by those without a detailed background in any particular scientific or medical field—thus clearly illustrating the content organization and writing style. This text will prepare individuals to write and edit scientific manuscripts, conference abstracts, posters, and press releases according to journal and professional standards. Readers will also learn to conduct effective searches of the scientific and medical literature, as well as proper citation practices.

Successful Scientific Writing

A Step-by-Step Guide for the Biological and Medical Sciences

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Author: Janice R. Matthews,Robert W. Matthews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107691931

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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The new edition of this best-selling guide has been thoroughly updated for today's digital world, covering all aspects of the writing process and now including extensive coverage of ethical issues, including plagiarism. It offers a rich blend of practical advice, abundant examples from actual manuscripts, and hands-on exercises.

How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper

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Author: Björn Gustavii

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107154057

Category: Reference

Page: 232

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A concise and easy-to-read guide to writing and illustrating a scientific paper, detailing examples of good versus bad practice.

Scientific Papers and Presentations

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Author: Davis Martha,Professor Martha Davis, PhD,Martha Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

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From the beginning of their careers and forever after, scientists are called upon to do various kinds of writing and speaking. Communication skills are among the qualities most prized by those who hire and promote scientists. Scientific Papers and Presentations provides a concise guide to writing what must be written: proposals, literature reviews, theses, journal articles, slide presentations, posters, or grants. The author also discusses conventions in writing, proofreading, copywriting, as well as methods for searching and citing scientific literature, composing reviews, preparing data presentations, communicating visually, and public speaking. No other reference provides guidelines and practical advice for so many forms of communication. Advice-laden appendices include actual examples of papers annotated by the author. Based on the author's fifteen years of experience advising young scientists about scientific writing, the book can be used as a course text for scientific writing, seminar, or scientific presentation courses. It is also a handy and valuable reference for fledgling scientists. Key Features * Provides protocols and criteria for a wide range of scientific written and spoken communications * Presents logical, sensible approaches to communicating with diverse audiences * Written in a conversational style for easy reading * Includes guidelines, examples, processes, and answers to questions about theses, proposals, posters, slide presentations, publications, and related issues * Helps to improve overall communication skills * Serves as companion handbook to your style manual * Detailed, annotated appendices provide practical examples and commentary

Scientific Thesis Writing and Paper Presentation

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Author: N. Gurumani

Publisher: MJP Publisher

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 460

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Scientific writing and communication needs to take care of a wide range of audience, from students and researchers to experts. The main objective of this book is to offer the basics of scientific writing and oral presentation to students and researchers working for their M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in science subjects. This book provides information on how to write research reports (theses, papers for publication, etc.,) and to prepare for poster and oral presentation at conferences and scientific meetings. The book also offers guidelines for preparing proposals for research projects.

Writing in the Biological Sciences

A Comprehensive Resource for Scientific Communication

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Author: Angelika Hofmann,Instructor for Scientific Writing and Communication Angelika Hofmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780190245603

Category:

Page: 360

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Practical and easy to use, Writing in the Biological Sciences: A Comprehensive Resource for Scientific Communication, Second 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 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 undergraduate science careers and beyond. FEATURES * A practical organization first introduces the basics of scientific writing style and composition and then applies those principles to a wide range of forms of scientific communication Comprehensive coverage of all the main types of scientific communication provides undergraduate students with the tools they need in order to master lab reports, research papers, term papers, review articles, essay questions, proposals, oral presentations, posters, job and graduate school applications, and more * Rich pedagogical features give students hands-on advice throughout: Relevant examples drawn from real research papers, lab reports, term papers, essays, and other sources Writing guidelines and checklists for revisions Annotated text passages and sets of sample wording Extensive exercise sets with answers "Top 20 Tips" quick-reference guides for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint * A Companion Website contains instructor's lecture slides and all images from the text in PowerPoint format

The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science

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Author: Scott L. Montgomery

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226534848

Category: Science

Page: 228

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Offers advice on how to create different types of scientific communications, from research papers and grant proposals to articles, speeches, interviews, and e-mail messages.