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Scientific Writing and Communication
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CHAPTER 1. PRELUDE; PART I. SCIENTIFIC WRITING PRINCIPLES: STYLE AND COMPOSITION; CHAPTER 2. INDIVIDUAL WORDS; CHAPTER 3. WORD LOCATION; CHAPTER 4. TECHNICAL SENTENCES; CHAPTER 5. SPECIAL ESL GRAMMAR PROBLEMS; CHAPTER 6. FROM SENTENCES TO PARAGRAPHS; PART II. PLANNING AND LAYING THE FOUNDATION; CHAPTER 7. THE FIRST DRAFT; CHAPTER 8. REFERENCES AND PLAGIARISM; CHAPTER 9. FIGURES AND TABLES; PART III. MANUSCRIPTS: RESEARCH PAPERS AND REVIEW ARTICLES; A. RESEARCH PAPERS; CHAPTER 10. THE INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 11. MATERIALS AND METHODS SECTION; CHAPTER 12. RESULTS; CHAPTER 13. DISCUSSION; CHAPTER 14. ABSTRACT; CHAPTER 15. TITLES, TITLE PAGES, AND KEY WORDS; CHAPTER 16. REVISING AND REVIEWING A MANUSCRIPT; CHAPTER 17. FINAL VERSION, SUBMISSION, AND PEER REVIEW; B. REVIEW ARTICLES; CHAPTER 18. REVIEW ARTICLES; PART IV. GRANT PROPOSALS; CHAPTER 19. PROPOSAL WRITING; CHAPTER 20. LETTERS OF INQUIRY AND PREPROPOSALS; CHAPTER 21. ABSTRACT AND SPECIFIC AIMS; CHAPTER 22. BACKGROUND AND SIGNIFICANCE; * CHAPTER 23. INNOVATION; CHAPTER 24. PRELIMINARY RESULTS; CHAPTER 25. APPROACH/RESEARCH DESIGN; CHAPTER 26. BUDGET AND OTHER SPECIAL PROPOSAL SECTIONS; CHAPTER 27. REVISING AND SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL; PART V. POSTERS AND PRESENTATIONS; CHAPTER 28. POSTERS AND CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS; CHAPTER 29. ORAL PRESENTATIONS; PART VI. JOB APPLICATIONS; CHAPTER 30. WRITING FOR JOB APPLICATIONS; APPENDIX A: COMMONLY CONFUSED AND MISUSED WORDS; * APPENDIX B: TIPS ON MS WORD; * APPENDIX C: TIPS ON MS EXCEL; * APPENDIX D: TIPS ON MS POWERPOINT; * APPENDIX E: MS OFFICE CHEAT SHEET

About the Author

Angelika H. Hofmann is Instructor for Scientific Writing at Yale University.

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"The definitive work in communication for all scientific fields."--Leanna C. Giancarlo, University of Mary Washington "An essential resource for every student. I have never seen these topics covered with such clarity and depth within a single textbook."--Susan McDowell, Ball State University "This book is richly detailed, its content is carefully and clearly explained in language that students can understand, and the exercises it contains are incredibly helpful and challenging."--Daun Daemon, North Carolina State University "The definitive work in communication for all scientific fields."--Leanna C. Giancarlo, University of Mary Washington "An essential resource for every student. I have never seen these topics covered with such clarity and depth within a single textbook."--Susan McDowell, Ball State University "This book is richly detailed, its content is carefully and clearly explained in language that students can understand, and the exercises it contains are incredibly helpful and challenging."--Daun Daemon, North Carolina State University

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