Student Handbook for Writing in Biology / Edition 1

Student Handbook for Writing in Biology / Edition 1

by Karin Knisely
     
 

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

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Overview

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; using peer and instructor feedback for professional development; and preparing oral presentations in PowerPoint.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716766469
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The scientific method1
Ch. 2Finding primary references11
Ch. 3Reading and writing scientific papers19
Ch. 4Step-by-step instructions for preparing a laboratory report or scientific paper29
Ch. 5Revision67
Ch. 6A "good" sample student laboratory report99
Ch. 7Poster presentations113
Ch. 8Oral presentations119
App. 1Word processing basics in Microsoft Word129
App. 2Making XY graphs in Microsoft Excel175
App. 3Preparing oral presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint207

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