Writing for Science / Edition 1

Writing for Science / Edition 1

by Robert Goldbort
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300117930

ISBN-13: 9780300117936

Pub. Date: 11/15/2006

Publisher: Yale University Press

This exceptional book encompasses the entire range of writing skills that today’s experimental scientist may need to employ. Detailed chapters cover every type of science writing, from routine forms, such as laboratory notes, abstracts, and memoranda, to the more complex writing required in dissertations, journal articles, and grant proposals. Using numerous

Overview

This exceptional book encompasses the entire range of writing skills that today’s experimental scientist may need to employ. Detailed chapters cover every type of science writing, from routine forms, such as laboratory notes, abstracts, and memoranda, to the more complex writing required in dissertations, journal articles, and grant proposals. Using numerous extended examples, the book offers students and professionals alike the thorough, practical advice they need to optimize the effectiveness of their written communications.

Robert Goldbort discusses how best to approach various writing tasks as well as how to deal with the everyday complexities that may get in the way of ideal practice—difficult collaborators, experiments gone wrong, funding rejections. He underscores the importance of an ethical approach to science and scientific communication and insists on the necessity of full disclosure.

For working scientists, those seeking employment in the sciences, students taking on writing assignments or oral presentations, and professionals who hope to publish or acquire funding, this volume is an essential resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300117936
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface,....................xi
1 SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH....................1
2 LABORATORY NOTES....................56
3 WORKPLACE SCIENTIFIC WRITING: LETTERS, MEMORANDA, AND ABSTRACTS....................81
4 UNDERGRADUATE REPORTS IN THE SCIENCES....................106
5 DOCUMENTATION OF SCIENTIFIC SOURCES....................152
6 SCIENTIFIC VISUALS....................174
7 SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS....................194
8 SCIENTIFIC DISSERTATIONS....................213
9 SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL ARTICLES....................240
10 SCIENTIFIC GRANT PROPOSALS....................271
Notes,....................297
References,....................307
Index,....................315

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