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A scientific approach to writing for engineers and scientists

Author: Robert E Berger
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014.
Series: IEEE PCS professional engineering communication series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a guide to technical writing, presented in a systematic framework that mirrors the logic associated with the scientific process itself. Other English books merely define concepts and provide rules; this one explains the reasoning behind the rules. Other writing books for scientists and engineers focus primarily on how to gather and organize materials; this one focuses primarily on how to compose a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Berger, Robert E.
Scientific approach to writing for engineers and scientists.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014
(DLC) 2013051205
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Berger
ISBN: 9781118899793 1118899792 9781118832561 1118832566
OCLC Number: 871820934
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: A Note from the Series Editor, xiii --
Acknowledgments, xv --
Foreword, xvii --
Preface, xxi --
1 Introduction to the Approach 1 --
PART I Sentences 9 --
2 Qualifiers Used in Sentences 11 --
3 Subordinate Clauses Used as Qualifiers 21 --
4 Explanatory Phrases, Participle Phrases, and Major Prepositional Phrases 31 --
5 Infinitive Phrases, and the General Rule for Punctuating Qualifiers 45 --
6 Sentences with Two Qualifiers 55 --
7 Higher Orders of Punctuation 69 --
8 Strategies to Improve Sentences with Qualifiers 77 --
PART II Lists 89 --
9 Two-Item Lists 91 --
10 Multiple-Item Lists 103 --
11 Strategies for Writing Better Lists 111 --
PART III Word Choice and Placement 119 --
12 Adjectives and Adverbs 121 --
13 Precision in Word Usage 135 --
PART IV Beyond Sentences 149 --
14 Paragraphs 151 --
15 Arguments 163 --
16 Justification of Arguments 173 --
17 Organization and Presentation 181 --
References, 193 --
About the Author, 207 --
Index, 209.
Series Title: IEEE PCS professional engineering communication series.
Responsibility: Robert E. Berger.
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Technical ideas may be solid or even groundbreaking, but if these ideas cannot be clearly communicated, reviewers of technical documents are likely to reject the argument for advancing these ideas.  Read more...

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