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Scientific Writing and Communication

Papers, Proposals, and Presentations

By Angelika H. Hofmann

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Format: Paperback, 752 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition
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Published In: United Kingdom, 01 December 2013
Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations, Second Edition, serves as a comprehensive "one-stop " reference guide to scientific writing and communication. The second edition of Angelika Hofmann's successful text covers all the areas of scientific communication that a scientist needs to know and master in order to successfully promote his or her research and career. This unique "all-in-one" handbook begins with a discussion of the basic principles of scientific writing style and composition and then applies these principles to writing research papers, review articles, grant proposals, research statements, and resumes, as well as to preparing academic presentations and posters. Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations has been used successfully for a number of years in courses on scientific writing at various universities and institutes worldwide. Readers of the second edition will find numerous new examples and exercises, many with an expanded interdisciplinary focus. Every major section of the text has been updated, with new sections on writing mechanics, expanded coverage of grant writing (including the latest need-to-know information on writing successful federal grants), more advice on preparing posters, conference presentations, and job resumes, and a new set of "Top 20 Tips " quick-reference appendices for using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The new second edition of this handbook shows readers how to write clearly and how to recognize shortcomings in their own writing. The book targets a broad audience ranging from upper-level undergraduate students to graduate students, from postdoctoral fellows and faculty to fully fledged researchers. It does so not only by providing crucial knowledge about the structure and delivery of written material but also by explaining how readers go about reading. The level of presentation is geared for those looking to improve their writing without having to read many different books on the subject. Although the second edition of Papers, Proposals, and Presentations can be used as a textbook, it is structured such that it is equally self-explanatory, allowing readers to understand how to write publications or proposals and to present scientific talks without having to take a class.

Table of Contents

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.

Reviews

"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

EAN: 9780199947560
ISBN: 0199947562
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Dimensions: 23.3 x 16 x 2.7 centimetres (0.95 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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