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A student handbook for writing in biology

Author: Karin Knisely
Publisher: Sunderland, MA : Sinauer ; Gordonsville, VA : W.H. Freeman, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Providing practical advice to students on how to write for biology, this book shows how to write for a particular audience, self evaluate drafts, and paraphrase for improved comprehension.
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Genre/Form: Style manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karin Knisely
ISBN: 9781429234917 1429234911
OCLC Number: 277200598
Description: xvi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: The Scientific Method --
An Introduction to the Scientific Method --
Ask a Question --
Look for Answers to Your Questions --
Turn Your Question Into a Hypothesis --
Design an Experiment to Test Your Hypothesis --
Record Data --
Summarize Numerical Data --
Analyze the Data --
Try to Explain the Results --
Revise Original Hypotheses to Take New Findings Into Account --
Share Findings With Other Scientists --
Chapter 2: Developing a Literature Search Strategy --
Databases and Search Engines for Scientific Information --
Comparison of Databases --
Database Search Strategies --
Understand Your Topic --
Define Your Research Goals --
Subdivide Your Topic Into Concepts --
Choose Effective Keywords --
Connect Keywords With the Operators And, Or, or Not --
Use Truncation Symbols for Multiple Word Endings --
Search Exact Phrase --
Use the Same Keyword in a Different Database or Search Engine --
Evaluating Search Results --
Finding Related Articles --
Obtaining Full-Text Articles --
Managing References (Citations) --
RefWorks --
Chapter 3: Reading and Writing Scientific Papers --
Types of Scientific Writing --
Hallmarks of Scientific Writing --
Scientific Paper Format --
Styles for Documenting References --
Strategies for Reading Journal Articles --
Strategies for Reading Your Textbook --
Study Groups --
Plagiarism --
Information That Does Not Have to Be Acknowledged --
Information That Has to Be Acknowledged --
Paraphrasing the Source Text --
The Benefits of Learning to Write Scientific Papers --
Credibility and Reputation --
Model Papers --
Chapter 4: Step-by-Step Instructions for Preparing a Laboratory Report or Scientific Paper --
Timetable --
Format Your Report Correctly --
Computer Savvy --
Getting Started --
Reread the Laboratory Exercise --
Audience and Tone --
Start With the Materials and Methods Section --
Writing Style --
Details: To Include or Not to Include? --
Do the Results Section Next --
Writing the Body of the Results Section --
Preparing Visuals --
Organizing Your Data --
Think Ahead to the Discussion --
Equations --
Make Connections --
Write the Discussion --
Write the Introduction --
Effective Advertising --
Write the Abstract --
Write the Title --
Documenting Sources --
The Name-Year System --
The Citation-Sequence System --
Unpublished Laboratory Exercise --
Personal Communication --
Internet Sources --
Journal Articles --
Databases --
Homepages --
E-mails and Discussion Lists --
Chapter 5: Revision --
Getting Ready to Revise --
Take a Break --
Look at the Big Picture --
Get Feedback --
Revise Again --
Conventions in Biology --
Numbers --
Standard Abbreviations --
Punctuation --
Clarity --
Grammar --
Word Usage --
Spelling --
Global Revision --
The Biology Lab Report Checklist --
Chapter 6: A Good Sample Student Laboratory Report --
Laboratory Report Mistakes --
Chapter 7: Poster Presentations --
Why Posters? --
Poster Format --
Layout --
Appearance --
Font (Type Size and Appearance) --
Nuts and Bolts --
Making a Poster in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 --
Page Setup --
Adding Text, Images, and Graphs --
Aligning Objects --
Proofread Your Work --
Final Printing --
Poster Content --
Title Banner --
Introduction --
Materials and Methods --
Results --
Discussion or Conclusions --
Literature Citations --
Acknowledgements --
Presenting Your Poster --
Evaluation Form for Poster Presentations --
Sample Posters --
Chapter 8: Oral Presentations --
Organization --
Plan Ahead --
Write the Text --
Prepare the Visuals --
Rehearsal --
Delivery --
Presentation Style --
Integrating Visuals --
Interacting With the Audience --
Group Presentations --
Fielding Listener Questions --
Feedback --
Appendix 1: Word Processing in Microsoft Word 2007 --
Appendix 2: Making Graphs in Microsoft Excel 2007 --
Appendix 3: Preparing Oral Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.
Responsibility: Karin Knisely.

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