Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing in Engineering and the Technical Sciences / Edition 2

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The Making Sense series comprises five concise, readable guides to research and writing for use by students at all levels of undergraduate study. Designed especially for students in engineering, this book outlines the general principles of style, grammar and usage, while covering such issues as how to prepare proposals and project reports, how to write lab reports, and how to follow the conventions governing the use of diagrams and other graphics. This second edition of the book has new material on evaluating internet sources and avoiding plagiarism, as well as new and updated examples.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195425918
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/6/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vii
A Note to the Student     ix
Symbols for Common Errors     x
Writing and Thinking     1
Keeping Notes and Doing Research     14
Writing Summaries and Abstracts     28
Writing a Lab Report     35
Writing Proposals and Project Reports     42
Working Collaboratively     56
Giving an Oral Presentation     63
Writing in Other Contexts     73
Documentation     87
Following Conventions for Graphics and Formatting     115
Writing Tests and Examinations     126
Writing a Resume and Letter of Application     135
Writing for Readability     145
Common Errors in Grammar and Usage     165
Punctuation     195
Catchlist of Misused Words and Phrases     213
Glossary     230
Weights, Measures, and Notation     245
Index     247
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