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Writing in the biological sciences : a comprehensive resource for scientific communication

Author: Angelika H Hofmann
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Writing in the Biological Sciences: A Comprehensive Resource for Scientific Communication, Second Edition, presents students with all of the techniques and information they need to communicate their scientific ideas, insights, and discoveries. Angelika H. Hofmann introduces students to the underlying principles and guidelines of professional scientific writing and then teaches them how to apply these methods when  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Angelika H Hofmann
ISBN: 9780190245603 0190245603
OCLC Number: 919924587
Description: xxii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Scientific writing basics. Science and scientific communication --
Fundamentals of scientific writings part I : style --
Fundamentals of scientific writing, part II : composition --
Working with references and data. Literature sources --
Basics of statistical analysis --
Data, figures, and tables --
Introductory writing. Laboratory reports and research papers --
Revising and editing --
Sample reports --
Reading, summarizing, and critiquing a scientific research article --
Term papers and review articles --
Answering essay questions --
Advanced scientific documents and presentations. Oral presentations. Posters --
Research proposals --
Job applications --
Appendix A : commonly confused and misused words --
Appendix B : MS Word basics and top 20 MS Word tips --
Appendix C : Excel basics and top 20 Excel tips --
Appendix D : PowerPoint basics and top 20 PowerPoint tips --
Appendix E : MS Office cheat sheet.
Responsibility: Angelika H. Hofmann, Ph. D., Yale University.
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"Writing in the Biological Sciences: A Comprehensive Resource for Scientific Communication, Second Edition, presents students with all of the techniques and information they need to communicate their scientific ideas, insights, and discoveries. Angelika H. Hofmann introduces students to the underlying principles and guidelines of professional scientific writing and then teaches them how to apply these methods when composing essential forms of scientific writing and communication. Ideal as a free-standing textbook for courses on writing in the biological sciences--or as an accompanying text or reference guide in courses and laboratories with writing-intensive components--this indispensable handbook gives students the tools they need to succeed in their undergraduate science careers and beyond."--Provided by publisher.

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