A Coursebook on Scientific and Professional Writing / Edition 4

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Overview

Whether you are a student, a clinician, or an instructor, the Coursebook is a unique tool that will help you master the technical and professional language necessary to succeed in a career in speech-language pathology. Learn and practice basic writing skills, scientific writing skills, and professional writing all in one, easy to use, interactive resource.

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Reviewer: Adrienne B. Hancock, PhD (George Washington University)
Description: This writing coursebook beautifully imparts information along with opportunities for application so that learning may be accurate and permanent. The first two parts focus on writing mechanics and style (essentially highlights from the current APA manual) and the last part specifically covers clinical writing in speech-language pathology (e.g., reports, treatment plans). Practically every page has an example along with the "rule" and space for the student to practice.
Purpose: The author correctly points out that many entering graduate students of speech-language pathology require instruction on even basic grammar. This book gives the student an opportunity to see relevant examples, write, and receive feedback for improvement.
Audience: The author has written the book with students in mind, and has not limited the content to any particular aspect of speech-language pathology. While she suggests the book be used to guide a course, most institutions would consider it a luxury to have an entire course devoted to writing. However, the book could be used when supervisors recognize a particular problem with a student's writing. The clear organization and table of contents would help when selecting what to cover with a student.
Features: The examples of professional writing specifically for speech-language pathology (diagnostic reports, comprehensive and brief treatment plans, IEPs, progress reports, letters) , with outlines, samples, and space to practice are the book's most unique features.
Assessment: This is unlike any other book I've seen. It is useful in entirety or in parts, depending on a student's needs.
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Reviewer: Adrienne B. Hancock, PhD (George Washington University)
Description: This writing coursebook beautifully imparts information along with opportunities for application so that learning may be accurate and permanent. The first two parts focus on writing mechanics and style (essentially highlights from the current APA manual) and the last part specifically covers clinical writing in speech-language pathology (e.g., reports, treatment plans). Practically every page has an example along with the "rule" and space for the student to practice.
Purpose: The author correctly points out that many entering graduate students of speech-language pathology require instruction on even basic grammar. This book gives the student an opportunity to see relevant examples, write, and receive feedback for improvement.
Audience: The author has written the book with students in mind, and has not limited the content to any particular aspect of speech-language pathology. While she suggests the book be used to guide a course, most institutions would consider it a luxury to have an entire course devoted to writing. However, the book could be used when supervisors recognize a particular problem with a student's writing. The clear organization and table of contents would help when selecting what to cover with a student.
Features: The examples of professional writing specifically for speech-language pathology (diagnostic reports, comprehensive and brief treatment plans, IEPs, progress reports, letters), with outlines, samples, and space to practice are the book's most unique features.
Assessment: This is unlike any other book I've seen. It is useful in entirety or in parts, depending on a student's needs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435469556
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/21/2009
  • Series: Applied English Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 476
  • Sales rank: 672,394
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

M.N. (Giri) Hegde, PhD, is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at California State University-Fresno. He holds a master's degree in experimental psychology from the University of Mysore, India, a post master's diploma in Medical (Clinical) Psychology form Bangalore University, India, and a doctoral degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is a specialist in fluency disorders, language disorders, research methods, and treatment procedures in communicative disorders. Widely published, Dr. Hegde has received many prestigious honors.

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Table of Contents

Contents. Part A Foundations Of Scientific And Professional Writing. A.1. Basic Rules Of Usage. A.2. Basic Rules Of Composition. A.3. Commonly Misused Words And Phrases. Part B Scientific Writing. B.1. Introduction To Scientific Writing. B.2. Writing Without Bias. B.3. Format Of Scientific Writing. B.4. Selected Matters Of Scientific Style. B.5. Writing Sections Of Research Papers And Proposals …...225. B.6. Electronic Manuscript Preparation, Editing, And Proofreading. Part C Professional Writing: Introduction To Professional Writing. C.1. Formats Of Diagnostic Reports. C.2. Sample Diagnostic Reports. C.3. Practice In Diagnostic Report Writing. C.4. Diagnostic Reports Written As Letters. C.5. Practice In Writing Diagnostic Reports As Letters. C.6. Comprehensive Treatment Plans. C.7. Brief Treatment Plans. C.8. Individualized Educational Programs. C.9. Practice In Writing Treatment Plans. C.10. Progress Reports. C.11. Practice In Writing Progress Reports. C.12. Professional Letters. C.13. Practice In Writing Professional Letters. Appendix A. Selected References. Appendix B. Glossary. Index.

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