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Scientific writing and communication : papers, proposals, and presentations

Author: Angelika H Hofmann
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Genre/Form: Manuels d'enseignement supérieur
Problèmes et exercices
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angelika H Hofmann
ISBN: 9780195390056 0195390059
OCLC Number: 798852092
Description: xxi, 682 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapters 2-15, 20-24, and 28 end with a Summary and Problems; Chapters 16-19, 25-27, and 29 end with a Summary; CHAPTER 1. PRELUDE; 1.1 Importance of Writing in Science; 1.2 About Readers; 1.3 About Writers; 1.4 About This Book; 1.5 Design of This Book; PART I. SCIENTIFIC WRITING PRINCIPLES: STYLE AND COMPOSITION; CHAPTER 2. INDIVIDUAL WORDS; 2.1 The Central Principle; 2.2 Word Choice; 2.3 Word Choice--Special Cases; 2.4 Redundancies and Jargon; 2.5 Abbreviations; 2.6 Nomenclature and Terminology; 2.7 Dictionaries; CHAPTER 3. WORD LOCATION; 3.1 Readers' Expectations; 3.2 Competition for Emphasis; 3.3 Placement of Words; CHAPTER 4. TECHNICAL SENTENCES; 4.1 Grammar and Technical Style; 4.2 Person; 4.3 Voice; 4.4 Tense; 4.5 Sentence Length; 4.6 Verbs and Action; 4.7 Noun Clusters; 4.8 Pronouns; 4.9 Lists and Comparisons; 4.10 Faulty Comparisons; 4.11 Common Errors; CHAPTER 5. SPECIAL ESL GRAMMAR PROBLEMS; 5.1 Prepositions; 5.2 Articles; 5.3 Verbs; 5.4 Adjectives and Adverbs; 5.5 Nouns and Pronouns; 5.6 Grammar References; CHAPTER 6. FROM SENTENCES TO PARAGRAPHS; 6.1 Paragraph Structure; 6.2 Paragraph Organization; 6.3 Paragraph Coherence; 6.4 Condensing; PART II. PLANNING AND LAYING THE FOUNDATION; CHAPTER 7. THE FIRST DRAFT; 7.1 The Writing Process; 7.2 Prewriting; 7.3 Authorship; 7.4 Drafting a Manuscript; 7.5 Outlining and Composing a Manuscript; 7.6 Writer's Block?; 7.7 For ESL Authors; 7.8 Outside Help; CHAPTER 8. REFERENCES AND PLAGIARISM; 8.1 About References; 8.2 Selecting References; 8.3 Managing References; 8.4 Text Citations; 8.5 Plagiarism; 8.6 Paraphrasing; 8.7 References Within a Scientific Paper; 8.8 The Reference List; 8.9 Common Reference Styles; 8.10 Citing the Internet; 8.11 Footnotes and Endnotes; 8.12 Acknowledgments; CHAPTER 9. FIGURES AND TABLES; 9.1 General Guidelines; 9.2 Importance of Formatting and Placement of Information; 9.3 Figure or Table?; 9.4 General Information on Figures; 9.5 Types of Figures; 9.6 Formatting Graphs; 9.7 Examples of Graphs; 9.8 Figure Legends; 9.9 General Information on Tables; 9.10 Formatting Tables; 9.11 Other Kinds of Supplementary Information: Formulas, Equations, Proofs, and Algorithms; PART III. MANUSCRIPTS: RESEARCH PAPERS AND REVIEW ARTICLES; A. RESEARCH PAPERS; CHAPTER 10. THE INTRODUCTION; 10.1 Overall; 10.2 Content and Organization; 10.3 Elements of the Introduction; 10.4 Special Case: Introductions for Descriptive Papers; 10.5 Important Writing Principles for the Introduction; 10.6 Signals for the Reader; 10.7 Common Problems of Introductions; 10.8 Sample Introductions; 10.9 Revising the Introduction; CHAPTER 11. MATERIALS AND METHODS SECTION; 11.1 Overall; 11.2 Content; 11.3 Organization; 11.4 Important Writing Principles for Materials and Methods; 11.5 Ethical Conduct; 11.6 Common Problems of Materials and Methods Section; 11.7 Sample Materials and Methods Sections; 11.8 Revising the Materials and Methods Section; CHAPTER 12. RESULTS; 12.1 Overall; 12.2 Content; 12.3 Organization; 12.4 Important Writing Principles for the Results; 12.5 Signals for the Reader; 12.6 Common Problems of the Results Section; 12.7 Sample Results Sections; 12.8 Revising the Results Section; CHAPTER 13. DISCUSSION; 13.1 Overall; 13.2 Content; 13.3 Organization; 13.4 First Paragraph; 13.5 Middle Paragraphs; 13.6 Last Paragraph; 13.7 Important Writing Principles for the Discussion; 13.8 Signals for the Reader; 13.9 An Alternative: Results and Discussion; 13.10 Common Problems of the Discussion; 13.11 Sample Discussions; 13.12 Revising the Discussion; CHAPTER 14. ABSTRACT; 14.1 Overall; 14.2 Content; 14.3 Organization; 14.4 Applying Basic Writing Principles; 14.5 Signals for the Reader; 14.6 Common Problems of the Abstract; 14.7 Reasons for Rejection; 14.8 Revising the Abstract; CHAPTER 15. TITLES; 15.1 Overall; 15.2 Strong Titles; 15.3 The Title Page; 15.4 Running Title; 15.5 Key Words; 15.6 Revising the Title; CHAPTER 16. REVISING THE MANUSCRIPT; 16.1 Revising the First Draft; 16.2 Subsequent Drafts; 16.3 Reviewing a Manuscript; CHAPTER 17. FINAL VERSION AND SUBMISSION; 17.1 General Advice on the Final Version; 17.2 Submitting the Manuscript; 17.3 Writing a Cover Letter; 17.4 The Review Process; 17.5 Letter from the Editor; 17.6 Resubmission; 17.7 Paper Accepted; B. REVIEW ARTICLES; CHAPTER 18. REVIEW ARTICLES; 18.1 Overall; 18.2 Content; 18.3 Organization; 18.4 Abstract of a Review Article; 18.5 Introduction of a Review Article; 18.6 Main Analysis Section of a Review Article; 18.7 Conclusion of a Review Article; 18.8 References; 18.9 Signals for the Reader; 18.10 Coherence; 18.11 Common Problems of Review Articles; 18.12 Revising the Review Article; PART IV. GRANT PROPOSALS; CHAPTER 19. PROPOSAL WRITING; 19.1 General; 19.2 Types of Proposals; 19.3 Choosing a Sponsoring Agency; 19.4 Federal Agencies; 19.5 Private Foundations; 19.6 Corporations and Other Funders; 19.7 Preliminary Steps to Writing a Proposal; 19.8 Online Resources; 19.9 Starting to Write a Grant; 19.10 Interacting With the Funder; CHAPTER 20. LETTERS OF INQUIRY AND PREPROPOSALS; 20.1 General; 20.2 Content and Organization; 20.3 Abstract/Overview; 20.4 Introduction/Background; 20.5 Statement of Need; 20.6 Objective and Specific Aims; 20.7 Strategy and Goals; 20.8 Leadership and Organization; 20.9 Budget; 20.10 Impact and Significance; 20.11 Cover Letter; 20.12 Verbal Proposals; 20.13 LOI Outlines; 20.14 Revising an LOI/Preproposal; CHAPTER 21. ABSTRACT AND SPECIFIC AIMS; 21.1 Overall; 21.2 Abstract; 21.3 Specific Aims; 21.4 Significance and Impact; 21.5 Applying Basic Writing Principles; 21.6 Signals for the Reader; 21.7 Common Problems; 21.8 Reasons for Rejection; 21.9 Revising the Abstract and Specific Aims; CHAPTER 22. BACKGROUND AND SIGNIFICANCE; 22.1 Overall; 22.2 Content and Organization; 22.3 Elements of the Section; 22.4 Signals for the Reader; 22.5 Coherence; 22.6 Common Problems; 22.7 Revising the Background and Significance Section; CHAPTER 23. PRELIMINARY RESULTS; 23.1 Overall; 23.2 Content; 23.3 Organization; 23.4 Important Writing Principles; 23.5 Signals for the Reader; 23.6 Common Problems; 23.7 Revising the Preliminary Results; CHAPTER 24. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS; 24.1 Overall; 24.2 Content; 24.3 Organization; 24.4 Closing Paragraph; 24.5 Signals for the Reader; 24.6 Common Problems; 24.7 Revising the Research Design and Methods Section; CHAPTER 25. BUDGET AND OTHER SPECIAL PROPOSAL SECTIONS; 25.1 Budget; 25.2 Other Special Proposal Sections; CHAPTER 26. REVISION AND SUBMISSION; 26.1 General; 26.2 Before Sending Out the Proposal; 26.3 Revising the Proposal; 26.4 Submitting the Proposal; 26.5 Being Reviewed; 26.6 Site Visits; 26.7 If Your Proposal Is Rejected; 26.8 Resubmission of a Proposal; 26.9 If Your Proposal Is Funded; PART V. POSTERS AND PRESENTATIONS; CHAPTER 27. POSTERS; 27.1 Function; 27.2 Content; 27.3 Organization; 27.4 Sections of a Poster; 27.5 Photos, Figures, and Tables; 27.6 Preparing a Poster; 27.7 Presenting a Poster; 27.8 Sample Poster; 27.9 Checklist for a Poster; CHAPTER 28. ORAL PRESENTATIONS; 28.1 Before the Talk; 28.2 Conference Talks and Abstracts; 28.3 Content and Organization of a Scientific Talk; 28.4 Visual Aids; 28.5 Preparing for a Talk; 28.6 Giving the Talk; 28.7 Voice and Delivery; 28.8 Vocabulary and Style; 28.9 Body Actions and Motions; 28.10 At the End of the Presentation; 28.11 Questions and Answers; 28.12 Other Speech Forms; 28.13 Checklist for an Oral Presentation; PART VI. JOB APPLICATIONS; CHAPTER 29. WRITING FOR JOB APPLICATIONS; 29.1 Overall; 29.2 Curricula Vitae (CVs) and Resumes; 29.3 Cover Letters; 29.4 Accompanying Documents; 29.5 Research Statements; 29.6 Teaching Statements; 29.7 Resources; 29.8 Letters of Recommendation; 29.9 Checklist for the Job Application; APPENDIX: COMMONLY CONFUSED AND MISUSED WORDS
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