A Guide to Scientific Writing (2e) : 9780582803121

A Guide to Scientific Writing (2e)

 
Edition
 
2
ISBN
 
9780582803121
ISBN 10
 
0582803128
Published
 
28/09/1995
Published by
 
Pearson Australia
Pages
 
136
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$58.99
 
 
 
Description
This practical book takes the mystery out of scientific writing by taking students through the process in plain and clear language.  A Guide to Scientific Writing covers undergraduate writing tasks as well as preparing reviews and more advanced forms of scientific writing.
Table of contents

Preface
Introduction
Part 1 The Journal Article
1.       First Draft - Getting started
2.       Second Draft - Getting it Together
3.       Third Draft - Readability
4.       Final Draft - Editing

Part 2 Broadening the Scope of Scientific Writing
5.       The Review
6.       The Seminar or Conference Paper
7.       Student Practicals and Reviews
8.       The Thesis
9.       Writing Science for Non-Scientist
Index

New to this edition
  • Includes more practical examples.
  • Features writing by scientists for non-scientists.
  • Shows new ways of presenting tables and improving fluency of written expression.
Features & benefits

Shows students how they can:

  • Organise their ideas so that writing a report, a review or a thesis is a matter of logical steps
  • Prepare their results for both written and oral presentation so that key facts are stressed and the exciting results conveyed to engage the audience.
  • Present their science without the clutter of jargon and unnecessary padding.
Author biography
  • David Lindsay is Professor of Animal Science at the University of Western Australia's Department of Agriculture. For over twenty years he has been lecturing in communication skills and theory to undergraduates, postgraduates and scientists.