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The Craft of Scientific Writing / Edition 4

The Craft of Scientific Writing / Edition 4

by Michael Alley
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ISBN-13: 9781441982872
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 04/06/2018
Edition description: 4th ed. 2018
Pages: 298
Sales rank: 847,778
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Holding a master of science in electrical engineering and a masters in fine arts in writing, Michael Alley is an associate professor of Engineering Communication at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of three popular textbooks: The Craft of Scientific Presentations (2013), The Craft of Editing (2000), and The Craft of Scientific Writing (2017). He has taught scientific writing and presentations to engineers and scientists on four continents, in sixteen countries, and for more than 150 companies, universities, organizations, and agencies.

Table of Contents

1 Analyzing the Audience, Purpose, and Occasion.- 2 Balancing Precision with Clarity.- 3 Avoiding Ambiguity.- 4 Sustaining Energy.- 5 Connecting Ideas.- 6 Beginning with the Familiar.- 7 Organizing the Content for the Audience.- 8 Providing Proper Emphasis.- 9 Adapting Your Style to Email, Instructions, and Proposals.- 10 Using Your Writing Time Efficiently.- Appendix A Grammar: Recognizing What a Sentence Is and Is Not.- Appendix B Punctuation: Helping Readers Navigate Your Sentences.- Appendix C Usage: Avoiding Egregious Mistakes.- Appendix D Format: Dressing Documents for Success.

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