Reporting Results: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Scientists

Reporting Results: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Scientists

by David C. van Aken, William F. Hosford
     
 

This brief guide is ideal for science and engineering students and professionals to help them communicate technical information clearly, accurately, and effectively. The focus is on the most common communication forms, including laboratory reports, research articles, and oral presentations, and on common issues that arise in classroom and professional practice.

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This brief guide is ideal for science and engineering students and professionals to help them communicate technical information clearly, accurately, and effectively. The focus is on the most common communication forms, including laboratory reports, research articles, and oral presentations, and on common issues that arise in classroom and professional practice. This book will be especially useful to students in a first chemistry or physics laboratory course. Advanced courses will often use the same formatting as is required for submission to technical journals or for technical report writing, which is the focus of this book. Good communication skills are required in all forms of technical writing and presentation. This book is designed to help the reader develop effective communication skills. It is also an ideal reference on stylistic and grammar issues. Unlike most texts, which concentrate only on writing style, this book also treats oral presentations, graphing, and analysis of data.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521723480
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/05/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1 Elements of technical writing 1

2 Technical papers 13

3 Technical letters 26

4 Oral presentations 41

5 Presentation of technical data 53

6 Statistical analysis of experimental data 82

7 Resume writing 111

App. I Common errors in writing 121

App. II Punctuation 123

App. III Common word errors 133

App. IV International system of prefixes and units 137

App. V The Greek alphabet and typical uses 139

App. VI Straight-line plots for some mathematical functions 141

References 145

Index 147

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