ISBN-10:
019543370X
ISBN-13:
2900195433707
Pub. Date:
02/24/2011
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Making Sense in the Life Sciences: A Student's Guide to Writing and Research / Edition 1

Making Sense in the Life Sciences: A Student's Guide to Writing and Research / Edition 1

by Margot Northey

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Overview

Making Sense in the Life Sciences: A Student's Guide to Writing and Research / Edition 1

The Making Sense series offers clear, concise guides to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate study. The volumes in the Making Sense series-covering courses in humanities, social sciences, life sciences, engineering, psychology, religious studies, and education-are intended for students in any undergraduate course with a research and writing component, but are especially appropriate for those at the first-year level.

Revisions to the second edition of Making Sense in the Life Sciences include coverage of new developments in technology-based research and writing. It provides examples on how to read scientific articles, how to find the papers that students need for their essays, and how to move this information into bibliographies. This edition also provides examples of how to search across various databases to find the important papers in a field, as well as how to burrow deeply into scientific literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900195433707
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/24/2011
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Margot Northey is a specialist in communications and the former dean of the School of Business at Queen's University.

Patrick von Aderkas is a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Victoria.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
A Note to the Student
A Note to the Instructor
1. Writing and Thinking
2. Planning an Essay
3. Researching an Essay
4. Writing an Essay
5. Writing a Lab Report
6. Writing with Style
7. Common Errors in Grammar and Usage
8. Punctuation
9. Misused Words and Phrases
10. Using Illustrations
11. Documenting Sources
12. Giving Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations
13. Working in Groups
14. Writing Examinations
15. Writing Resumes and Letters of Application
Appendix: Weights, Measures, and Notation
Glossary
Index

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