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Book
462 pages ; 23 cm
  • Einleitung
  • Erzählung und Geltung : ein problemorientierter Ausgangspunkt und viele Fragen / Safia Azzouni und Stefan Böschen
  • Erzählen
  • Zahl : Erzählung : Gestalt : Essay über ästhetische Ideale in der Wissenschaft / Wolfgang Krohn
  • Die Genesis des Gottesteilchens : Erzählung als konstitutives Element der theoretischen Hochenergiephysik / Arianna Borrelli
  • "Let us suppose" : Narrativ präsentierte Gedankenmodelle in Darwins Origin of Species / Christian Schepsmeier
  • Ursprung und Überwindung : Heldengeschichten aus Atapuerca / Oliver Hochadel
  • Der Nordpol : eine Erzählung / Christian Holtorf
  • Autorschaft
  • Autorität und Autorschaft in Paratexten der Populärwissenschaft / Safia Azzouni
  • Autorschaft von Open-Source-Software : zur Aktualität eines alten Konzepts / Niels Taubert
  • Wissenschaftliche Autorschaft in prognostischen Texten / Felix Steiner
  • Galilei als Gutachter? Eine neue Lesart des Briefes an Christine von Lothringen / Thomas Steinhauser
  • Thesen zur Autorschaft in den modernen Biotechnologien : Craig Venter und die synthetische Biologie / Christina Brandt
  • Geltung
  • Autorität und Geltung zwischen Spezial- und Interdiskursen / Rolf Parr
  • Narrative Autorität und Wissensproduktion / Stefan Böschen und Willy Viehöver
  • Autorität des Falls : Strategien der Evidenzerzeugung im Magazin zur Erfahrungsseelenkunde (1783-1793) / Nicolas Pethes
  • Viele Köpfe, eine Stimme : Identität und Autorität der Strahlenschutzkommission / Cornelia Altenburg
  • Antizipation von Zukunft zwischen Verwissenschaftlichung und Storytelling / Petra Schaper-Rinkel
  • Zur narrativen Governance der Wissensordnung Grüner Nanotechnologien / Willy Viehöver
  • Schlusswort
  • Erzählung und Geltung. Wie es weitergehen könnte / Stefan Böschen, Carsten Reinhardt, Anna Henkel, Martin Meister und Heiko Stoff
  • Die Autorinnen und Autoren.
  • Einleitung
  • Erzählung und Geltung : ein problemorientierter Ausgangspunkt und viele Fragen / Safia Azzouni und Stefan Böschen
  • Erzählen
  • Zahl : Erzählung : Gestalt : Essay über ästhetische Ideale in der Wissenschaft / Wolfgang Krohn
  • Die Genesis des Gottesteilchens : Erzählung als konstitutives Element der theoretischen Hochenergiephysik / Arianna Borrelli
  • "Let us suppose" : Narrativ präsentierte Gedankenmodelle in Darwins Origin of Species / Christian Schepsmeier
  • Ursprung und Überwindung : Heldengeschichten aus Atapuerca / Oliver Hochadel
  • Der Nordpol : eine Erzählung / Christian Holtorf
  • Autorschaft
  • Autorität und Autorschaft in Paratexten der Populärwissenschaft / Safia Azzouni
  • Autorschaft von Open-Source-Software : zur Aktualität eines alten Konzepts / Niels Taubert
  • Wissenschaftliche Autorschaft in prognostischen Texten / Felix Steiner
  • Galilei als Gutachter? Eine neue Lesart des Briefes an Christine von Lothringen / Thomas Steinhauser
  • Thesen zur Autorschaft in den modernen Biotechnologien : Craig Venter und die synthetische Biologie / Christina Brandt
  • Geltung
  • Autorität und Geltung zwischen Spezial- und Interdiskursen / Rolf Parr
  • Narrative Autorität und Wissensproduktion / Stefan Böschen und Willy Viehöver
  • Autorität des Falls : Strategien der Evidenzerzeugung im Magazin zur Erfahrungsseelenkunde (1783-1793) / Nicolas Pethes
  • Viele Köpfe, eine Stimme : Identität und Autorität der Strahlenschutzkommission / Cornelia Altenburg
  • Antizipation von Zukunft zwischen Verwissenschaftlichung und Storytelling / Petra Schaper-Rinkel
  • Zur narrativen Governance der Wissensordnung Grüner Nanotechnologien / Willy Viehöver
  • Schlusswort
  • Erzählung und Geltung. Wie es weitergehen könnte / Stefan Böschen, Carsten Reinhardt, Anna Henkel, Martin Meister und Heiko Stoff
  • Die Autorinnen und Autoren.
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Q180.5 .E79 2015 Available
Book
xviii, 445 pages ; 24 cm
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.Characteristics of Writing at Work
  • Writing at Work versus Writing at School
  • Requires acute awareness of security and legal liability
  • Requires awareness that documents may be read by unknown readers
  • Achieves job goals
  • Addresses a variety of readers who have different perspectives
  • Uses a variety of documents
  • The Foundations of Effective Writing at Work
  • The Qualities of Good Technical Writing
  • Cases 1-1
  • Exercises
  • 2.Writing for Your Readers
  • Understand Your Readers-The Heart of the Planning Process
  • Keep in mind that business readers want answers now
  • Determine your readers and their perspectives
  • Determine your purpose
  • Understand your role as a writer
  • Plan the content
  • Anticipate the context in which your writing will be received
  • The Basic Parts of the Composing Process
  • Analyzing the writing situation-purpose, readers, and context
  • Choosing/Discovering content
  • Cases 2-1
  • Cases 2-2
  • Arranging content
  • Drafting
  • Revising
  • Editing
  • Cases 2-3
  • Planning and Revision Checklist
  • Exercises
  • 3.Writing Ethically
  • Your Professional Obligations
  • Codes of Conduct and Standards of Practice
  • Recognizing Unethical Communication
  • Plagiarism and theft of intellectual property
  • Deliberately imprecise or ambiguous language
  • Manipulation of numerical information
  • Use of misleading illustrations
  • Promotion of prejudice
  • Uncritical use of information
  • Cases 3-1: Accuracy In Reporting
  • Cases 3-2: Teaching Ethics By Example
  • Managing Unethical Situations
  • Ethics Decision Checklist
  • Exercises
  • 4.Achieving a Readable Style
  • The Paragraph
  • Examples for study
  • Basic Principles of Effective Style
  • Determine your readers' knowledge of the subject
  • Determine whether a particular style will be expected
  • Adjust the style to the readers, the purpose, and the context
  • Keys to Building Effective Sentences
  • Watch sentence length
  • Keep subjects and verbs close together
  • Write squeaky-clean prose
  • Avoid pompous language; write to express, not to impress
  • Avoid excessive use of is/are verb forms
  • Use active voice for clarity
  • Word Choice
  • Style Checklist
  • Exercises
  • 5.Designing Documents
  • Understanding the Basics of Document Design
  • Know what decisions are yours to make
  • Choose a design that fits your situation
  • Plan your design from the beginning
  • Reveal your design to your readers
  • Keep your design consistent
  • Designing Effective Pages and Screens
  • Use blank space to frame and group information
  • Space the lines of text for easy reading
  • Adjust the line length to the size of the page or screen
  • Use a ragged right margin
  • Position words and illustrations in a complementary relationship
  • Helping Readers Locate Information
  • Use frequent headings
  • Write descriptive headings
  • Design distinctive headings
  • Use page numbers and headers or footers
  • Document Design Checklist
  • Exercises
  • 6.Designing Illustrations
  • Creating Illustrations
  • Tables
  • Bar and column graphs
  • Circle graphs
  • Line graphs
  • Organization charts
  • Flow charts
  • Project schedule charts
  • Diagrams
  • Photographs
  • Infographics
  • Video clips
  • Designing Illustrations Ethically
  • Illustration Checklist
  • Exercises
  • 7.E-mails, Texts, Memos, and Letters
  • E-mail and Text Messages
  • Memos and Letters
  • Guidelines for Ensuring Quality
  • Appropriate Tone in E-mails, Texts, Memos, and Letters
  • Guidelines for Dealing with Tone
  • Planning and Writing Correspondence
  • Case 7-1: Informational E-Mail Message
  • Case 7-2: Instructional Memo
  • Case 7-3: Letter Requesting Information
  • Case 7-4: Unfavorable News Letter
  • Case 7-5: Claim Letter
  • Case 7-6: Letter Of Reply
  • Correspondence Checklist
  • Exercises
  • 8.Technical Reports
  • Kinds of Reports
  • Report Categories-Informal and Formal
  • Informal Report Heading
  • Subject line
  • Reference
  • Action required
  • Distribution list
  • Parts of an Informal Technical Report
  • Introduction
  • Summary
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Recommendations
  • Attachments
  • Developing Reports
  • Cases 8-1
  • Cases 8-2
  • Elements of Formal Reports
  • Prefatory elements
  • Abstracts and summaries
  • Discussion, or body of the report
  • Collecting and grouping information
  • Cases 8-3
  • Conclusion(s)
  • Recommendations
  • Appendices
  • Letter Reports
  • Example Report for Study
  • Writing Collaboratively
  • The team leader
  • Requirements of team leaders
  • Requirements of team members
  • Report Checklist
  • Exercises
  • 9.Proposals and Progress Reports
  • Proposals
  • Example RFP
  • The context of proposal development
  • Effective argument in proposal development
  • Standard sections of proposals
  • Cases 9-1: Research Proposal
  • Case 9-2: Project Proposal
  • Progress Reports
  • Structure of progress reports
  • Cases 9-3
  • Cases 9-4
  • Style and Tone of Proposals and Progress Reports
  • Checklist for Developing Proposals and Progress Reports
  • Exercises
  • 10.Instructions, Procedures, and Policies
  • Instructions versus Procedures
  • Critical Role of Instructions and Procedures in the Workplace
  • Planning Instructions and Procedures
  • Structure and Organization
  • Introduction
  • Theory governing the procedure or instruction
  • Warnings, cautions, hazards, and notes regarding
  • safety or quality
  • Conditions under which the task should be performed
  • Name of each step
  • Cases 10-1: The Grignard Reaction
  • Case 10-2: Job Instructions
  • Case 10-3: Instructional Letter
  • Online Instructions
  • Cases 10-4
  • Checklist for Developing Instructions/Procedures
  • Exercises
  • 11.Oral Reports
  • Understanding the Speaking-Writing Relationship
  • Analyzing the Audience
  • Determining the Goal of Your Presentation
  • Choosing and Shaping Content
  • Analyzing the Context
  • Choosing the Organization
  • Choosing an Appropriate Speaking Style
  • Choosing Visuals to Enhance Your Purpose and Your Meaning
  • Planning Your Presentation-Questions You Need to Ask
  • Audience
  • Purpose
  • Context
  • Content
  • Graphics
  • Style
  • Speaking to Multicultural Audiences
  • Designing Each Segment
  • Choose an interesting title
  • Develop your presentation around three main divisions
  • Plan the introduction carefully
  • Design the body
  • Design the conclusion
  • Choosing an Effective Delivery Style
  • Techniques to Enhance Audience Comprehension
  • Designing and Presenting the Written Paper
  • Structuring the written speech
  • Writing the speech
  • Practicing the presentation
  • Checklist for Preparing Oral Reports
  • Exercises
  • 12.Résumés and Job Applications
  • The Correspondence of the Job Search
  • Letter of application
  • The resume
  • Follow-up letters
  • Interviewing
  • The interview
  • Negotiation
  • Before and after the interview
  • Job Search Checklist
  • Exercises.
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.Characteristics of Writing at Work
  • Writing at Work versus Writing at School
  • Requires acute awareness of security and legal liability
  • Requires awareness that documents may be read by unknown readers
  • Achieves job goals
  • Addresses a variety of readers who have different perspectives
  • Uses a variety of documents
  • The Foundations of Effective Writing at Work
  • The Qualities of Good Technical Writing
  • Cases 1-1
  • Exercises
  • 2.Writing for Your Readers
  • Understand Your Readers-The Heart of the Planning Process
  • Keep in mind that business readers want answers now
  • Determine your readers and their perspectives
  • Determine your purpose
  • Understand your role as a writer
  • Plan the content
  • Anticipate the context in which your writing will be received
  • The Basic Parts of the Composing Process
  • Analyzing the writing situation-purpose, readers, and context
  • Choosing/Discovering content
  • Cases 2-1
  • Cases 2-2
  • Arranging content
  • Drafting
  • Revising
  • Editing
  • Cases 2-3
  • Planning and Revision Checklist
  • Exercises
  • 3.Writing Ethically
  • Your Professional Obligations
  • Codes of Conduct and Standards of Practice
  • Recognizing Unethical Communication
  • Plagiarism and theft of intellectual property
  • Deliberately imprecise or ambiguous language
  • Manipulation of numerical information
  • Use of misleading illustrations
  • Promotion of prejudice
  • Uncritical use of information
  • Cases 3-1: Accuracy In Reporting
  • Cases 3-2: Teaching Ethics By Example
  • Managing Unethical Situations
  • Ethics Decision Checklist
  • Exercises
  • 4.Achieving a Readable Style
  • The Paragraph
  • Examples for study
  • Basic Principles of Effective Style
  • Determine your readers' knowledge of the subject
  • Determine whether a particular style will be expected
  • Adjust the style to the readers, the purpose, and the context
  • Keys to Building Effective Sentences
  • Watch sentence length
  • Keep subjects and verbs close together
  • Write squeaky-clean prose
  • Avoid pompous language; write to express, not to impress
  • Avoid excessive use of is/are verb forms
  • Use active voice for clarity
  • Word Choice
  • Style Checklist
  • Exercises
  • 5.Designing Documents
  • Understanding the Basics of Document Design
  • Know what decisions are yours to make
  • Choose a design that fits your situation
  • Plan your design from the beginning
  • Reveal your design to your readers
  • Keep your design consistent
  • Designing Effective Pages and Screens
  • Use blank space to frame and group information
  • Space the lines of text for easy reading
  • Adjust the line length to the size of the page or screen
  • Use a ragged right margin
  • Position words and illustrations in a complementary relationship
  • Helping Readers Locate Information
  • Use frequent headings
  • Write descriptive headings
  • Design distinctive headings
  • Use page numbers and headers or footers
  • Document Design Checklist
  • Exercises
  • 6.Designing Illustrations
  • Creating Illustrations
  • Tables
  • Bar and column graphs
  • Circle graphs
  • Line graphs
  • Organization charts
  • Flow charts
  • Project schedule charts
  • Diagrams
  • Photographs
  • Infographics
  • Video clips
  • Designing Illustrations Ethically
  • Illustration Checklist
  • Exercises
  • 7.E-mails, Texts, Memos, and Letters
  • E-mail and Text Messages
  • Memos and Letters
  • Guidelines for Ensuring Quality
  • Appropriate Tone in E-mails, Texts, Memos, and Letters
  • Guidelines for Dealing with Tone
  • Planning and Writing Correspondence
  • Case 7-1: Informational E-Mail Message
  • Case 7-2: Instructional Memo
  • Case 7-3: Letter Requesting Information
  • Case 7-4: Unfavorable News Letter
  • Case 7-5: Claim Letter
  • Case 7-6: Letter Of Reply
  • Correspondence Checklist
  • Exercises
  • 8.Technical Reports
  • Kinds of Reports
  • Report Categories-Informal and Formal
  • Informal Report Heading
  • Subject line
  • Reference
  • Action required
  • Distribution list
  • Parts of an Informal Technical Report
  • Introduction
  • Summary
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Recommendations
  • Attachments
  • Developing Reports
  • Cases 8-1
  • Cases 8-2
  • Elements of Formal Reports
  • Prefatory elements
  • Abstracts and summaries
  • Discussion, or body of the report
  • Collecting and grouping information
  • Cases 8-3
  • Conclusion(s)
  • Recommendations
  • Appendices
  • Letter Reports
  • Example Report for Study
  • Writing Collaboratively
  • The team leader
  • Requirements of team leaders
  • Requirements of team members
  • Report Checklist
  • Exercises
  • 9.Proposals and Progress Reports
  • Proposals
  • Example RFP
  • The context of proposal development
  • Effective argument in proposal development
  • Standard sections of proposals
  • Cases 9-1: Research Proposal
  • Case 9-2: Project Proposal
  • Progress Reports
  • Structure of progress reports
  • Cases 9-3
  • Cases 9-4
  • Style and Tone of Proposals and Progress Reports
  • Checklist for Developing Proposals and Progress Reports
  • Exercises
  • 10.Instructions, Procedures, and Policies
  • Instructions versus Procedures
  • Critical Role of Instructions and Procedures in the Workplace
  • Planning Instructions and Procedures
  • Structure and Organization
  • Introduction
  • Theory governing the procedure or instruction
  • Warnings, cautions, hazards, and notes regarding
  • safety or quality
  • Conditions under which the task should be performed
  • Name of each step
  • Cases 10-1: The Grignard Reaction
  • Case 10-2: Job Instructions
  • Case 10-3: Instructional Letter
  • Online Instructions
  • Cases 10-4
  • Checklist for Developing Instructions/Procedures
  • Exercises
  • 11.Oral Reports
  • Understanding the Speaking-Writing Relationship
  • Analyzing the Audience
  • Determining the Goal of Your Presentation
  • Choosing and Shaping Content
  • Analyzing the Context
  • Choosing the Organization
  • Choosing an Appropriate Speaking Style
  • Choosing Visuals to Enhance Your Purpose and Your Meaning
  • Planning Your Presentation-Questions You Need to Ask
  • Audience
  • Purpose
  • Context
  • Content
  • Graphics
  • Style
  • Speaking to Multicultural Audiences
  • Designing Each Segment
  • Choose an interesting title
  • Develop your presentation around three main divisions
  • Plan the introduction carefully
  • Design the body
  • Design the conclusion
  • Choosing an Effective Delivery Style
  • Techniques to Enhance Audience Comprehension
  • Designing and Presenting the Written Paper
  • Structuring the written speech
  • Writing the speech
  • Practicing the presentation
  • Checklist for Preparing Oral Reports
  • Exercises
  • 12.Résumés and Job Applications
  • The Correspondence of the Job Search
  • Letter of application
  • The resume
  • Follow-up letters
  • Interviewing
  • The interview
  • Negotiation
  • Before and after the interview
  • Job Search Checklist
  • Exercises.
Engineering Library (Terman)
Status of items at Engineering Library (Terman)
Engineering Library (Terman) Status
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T11 .T295 2014 Unknown
Book
xiii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Réédition et retour au progrès : les Œuvres d'André Vésale (Leyde, éd. Boerhaave et Albinus, 1725), acte de naissance et de renaissance de l'anatomie / Hélène Cazes
  • William Harvey : nouveau Démocrite? Les récits de la découverte de la circulation sanguine au XVIIIe siècle / Claire Crignon
  • Une épistémologie libertine de la découverte : la chance en progrès chez Cyrano de Bergerac / Frédéric Tinguely
  • La figure de Descartes au XVIIIe siècle / Josiane Boulad-Ayoub
  • Une icône en procès : à propos de quelques résistances tardives à Newton / Joël Castonguay-Bélanger
  • L'apothéose médicale, de Fontenelle à Vicq d'Azyr / Frédéric Charbonneau
  • Esculape-Tronchin : le médecin à la mode / Catriona Seth
  • Buffon et les descriptions animalières : réhabiliter une icône du progrès? / Swann Paradis
  • Théophile de Bordeu (1722-1776) : histoire et fiction du grand homme / Alexandre Wenger.
  • Réédition et retour au progrès : les Œuvres d'André Vésale (Leyde, éd. Boerhaave et Albinus, 1725), acte de naissance et de renaissance de l'anatomie / Hélène Cazes
  • William Harvey : nouveau Démocrite? Les récits de la découverte de la circulation sanguine au XVIIIe siècle / Claire Crignon
  • Une épistémologie libertine de la découverte : la chance en progrès chez Cyrano de Bergerac / Frédéric Tinguely
  • La figure de Descartes au XVIIIe siècle / Josiane Boulad-Ayoub
  • Une icône en procès : à propos de quelques résistances tardives à Newton / Joël Castonguay-Bélanger
  • L'apothéose médicale, de Fontenelle à Vicq d'Azyr / Frédéric Charbonneau
  • Esculape-Tronchin : le médecin à la mode / Catriona Seth
  • Buffon et les descriptions animalières : réhabiliter une icône du progrès? / Swann Paradis
  • Théophile de Bordeu (1722-1776) : histoire et fiction du grand homme / Alexandre Wenger.
Green Library
Status of items at Green Library
Green Library Status
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842.5 .V935 G3S 2015:NO.3 Unavailable At bindery Request
Book
xx, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Plain Language and Ethical Action: A Dialogic Approach to Technical Content in the 21st Century examines and evaluates principles and practices of plain language that producers of technical content can apply to meet their audiences' needs ethically. While the practical and financial benefits of using plain language are well documented, this book is the first to focus on the ethical impacts of plain language: plain language gives citizens and consumers better access to their rights, and it combats what Karen Schriver calls the information apartheid of overly complicated documents that prevent citizens' full participation in civic life. Plain language is one means of communicating ethically with people who need information to address challenging bureaucratic situations. Plain Language and Ethical Action is written for two groups: students and teachers in academic programs such as information design, technical and professional communication, and health communication, and those who produce plain-language technical content in a variety of fields (Web content writers, health literacy specialists, technical communicators, information designers, and content strategists, as well as their managers and supervisors)"-- Provided by publisher.
"Plain Language and Ethical Action: A Dialogic Approach to Technical Content in the 21st Century examines and evaluates principles and practices of plain language that producers of technical content can apply to meet their audiences' needs ethically. While the practical and financial benefits of using plain language are well documented, this book is the first to focus on the ethical impacts of plain language: plain language gives citizens and consumers better access to their rights, and it combats what Karen Schriver calls the information apartheid of overly complicated documents that prevent citizens' full participation in civic life. Plain language is one means of communicating ethically with people who need information to address challenging bureaucratic situations. Plain Language and Ethical Action is written for two groups: students and teachers in academic programs such as information design, technical and professional communication, and health communication, and those who produce plain-language technical content in a variety of fields (Web content writers, health literacy specialists, technical communicators, information designers, and content strategists, as well as their managers and supervisors)"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
Status of items at Green Library
Green Library Status
Stacks Find it
PE1475 .W55 2015 Unavailable In process Request
Book
xi, 135 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Lesson 1: Writing Clearly Lesson 2: Adding Emphasis Lesson 3: Writing Concisely, With Some Spice Lesson 4: The Art of Fine Paragraphs Lesson 5: Framing an Introduction Lesson 6: Reporting Results Lesson 7: Discussing Your Findings.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
In Writing for Psychologists veteran teacher, author, and editor Rob Kail provides straightforward and hands-on strategies for effective scientific writing. In a series of seven lessons that have each been extensively class-tested, Kail provides writing instruction interspersed with exercises and activities. The lessons move from the basics of writing clearly and concisely through the steps of creating a full research report with a discussion of findings. This first-of-its-kind guidebook emphasizes the importance of writing effectively for today's students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Lesson 1: Writing Clearly Lesson 2: Adding Emphasis Lesson 3: Writing Concisely, With Some Spice Lesson 4: The Art of Fine Paragraphs Lesson 5: Framing an Introduction Lesson 6: Reporting Results Lesson 7: Discussing Your Findings.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
In Writing for Psychologists veteran teacher, author, and editor Rob Kail provides straightforward and hands-on strategies for effective scientific writing. In a series of seven lessons that have each been extensively class-tested, Kail provides writing instruction interspersed with exercises and activities. The lessons move from the basics of writing clearly and concisely through the steps of creating a full research report with a discussion of findings. This first-of-its-kind guidebook emphasizes the importance of writing effectively for today's students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Green Library
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BF76 .K35 2015 Unknown
Book
xii, 378 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface-- Acknowledgements-- 1. The scientific grant proposal and its narrative-- 2. The aims section-- 3. The background section-- 4. The preliminary studies/progress report section-- 5. The methods section, part 1-- 6. The methods section, part 2-- 7. Other prose considerations-- 8. Technical features of sentences-- Glossary-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
There are many resources on grant writing in science, technology and medicine, but most do not provide the practical advice needed to write the narratives of grant proposals. Designed to help novice and experienced investigators write compelling narratives and acquire research funding, this is a detailed guide to the content, organisation, layout, phrasing, and scientific argumentation of narratives. The authors draw on more than twenty years of research and analysis of grant proposals, having worked extensively with investigators at different levels, from pre-doctoral students to senior scientists. They have used this experience to design a framework for scientific writing that you can apply directly to narratives. The guidelines and advice offered are applicable across many funding agencies, including the NIH and NSF. Featuring many real-life examples, the book covers a range of topics, from organisational alternatives to best practices in grammar and editing, overview visuals, and working with contributors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Preface-- Acknowledgements-- 1. The scientific grant proposal and its narrative-- 2. The aims section-- 3. The background section-- 4. The preliminary studies/progress report section-- 5. The methods section, part 1-- 6. The methods section, part 2-- 7. Other prose considerations-- 8. Technical features of sentences-- Glossary-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
There are many resources on grant writing in science, technology and medicine, but most do not provide the practical advice needed to write the narratives of grant proposals. Designed to help novice and experienced investigators write compelling narratives and acquire research funding, this is a detailed guide to the content, organisation, layout, phrasing, and scientific argumentation of narratives. The authors draw on more than twenty years of research and analysis of grant proposals, having worked extensively with investigators at different levels, from pre-doctoral students to senior scientists. They have used this experience to design a framework for scientific writing that you can apply directly to narratives. The guidelines and advice offered are applicable across many funding agencies, including the NIH and NSF. Featuring many real-life examples, the book covers a range of topics, from organisational alternatives to best practices in grammar and editing, overview visuals, and working with contributors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Status of items at Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Marine Biology Library (Miller) Status
Stacks Request
T11 .O88 2015 Unknown
Book
xx, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Contents: Foreword, Judd Ethan Ruggill and Ken S. McAllister-- Introduction: playing the field: technical communication for technical games, Jennifer deWinter and Ryan M. Moeller. Part I Connecting Professional and Technical Communication and Game Studies: It's all fun and games until someone pulls out a manual: finding a role for technical communicators in the game industry, Jeff Greene and Laura Palmer-- Come out playing: computer games and the discursive practices of gender, sex, and sexuality, Marc Ouellette. Part II Industry Documentation and Procedural Guides: Rendering novelty mundane: technical manuals in the goden age of coin-op computer games, Carly A. Kocurek-- Just playing around: from procedural manuals to in-game training, Jennifer deWinter-- 'It wasn't intended to be an instruction manual': revisiting ethics of 'objective' technical communication in gaming manuals, A.V. Luce-- Part III Getting the Player Involved: Game design documents: changing production models, changing demands, Anthony T. Sansone. Developing a testing method for dynamic narrative, Alex Tilley, Carmen Blandino, and Jennifer deWinter-- Psyche and Eros: rhetorics of secrecy and disclosure in game developer-fan relations, Josh Zimmerman-- Patching as design rhetoric: tracing the framing and delivery of iterative content documentation in online games, Lee Sherlock-- 'You are how you play': privacy policies and data mining in social networking games, Stephanie Vie-- Working at play: modding, revelation, and transformation in the technical communication classroom, Kevin Moberly and Ryan M. Moeller. Part IV Games in the Professional and Technical Communication Classroom: Inhabiting professional writing: exploring rhetoric, play, and community in Second Life, Jennifer L. Bay and Samantha Blackmon-- How World of Warcraft could save your classroom: teaching technical communication through the social practices of MMORPGs, Melissa Bianchi and Kyle Bohunicky-- The three D's of procedural literacy: developing, demonstrating, and documenting layered literacies with valve's steam for schools, Jason Custer-- Questing through class: gamification in the professional writing classroom, Jennifer Grouling, Stephanie Hedge, Alyssa Schweigert, and Eva Grouling Snider-- From realism to reality: a postmortem of a game design project in a client-based technical communication course, Christopher Ritter, Sameer Ansari, Scott Daner, Sean Murray, and Ryan Reeves. Indexes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Taking as its point of departure the fundamental observation that games are both technical and symbolic, this collection investigates the multiple intersections between the study of computer games and the discipline of technical and professional writing. Divided into five parts, Computer Games and Technical Communication engages with questions related to workplace communities and gamic simulations; industry documentation; manuals, gameplay, and ethics; training, testing, and number crunching; and the work of games and gamifying work. In that computer games rely on a complex combination of written, verbal, visual, algorithmic, audio, and kinesthetic means to convey information, technical and professional writing scholars are uniquely poised to investigate the intersection between the technical and symbolic aspects of the computer game complex. The contributors to this volume bring to bear the analytic tools of the field to interpret the roles of communication, production, and consumption in this increasingly ubiquitous technical and symbolic medium.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Contents: Foreword, Judd Ethan Ruggill and Ken S. McAllister-- Introduction: playing the field: technical communication for technical games, Jennifer deWinter and Ryan M. Moeller. Part I Connecting Professional and Technical Communication and Game Studies: It's all fun and games until someone pulls out a manual: finding a role for technical communicators in the game industry, Jeff Greene and Laura Palmer-- Come out playing: computer games and the discursive practices of gender, sex, and sexuality, Marc Ouellette. Part II Industry Documentation and Procedural Guides: Rendering novelty mundane: technical manuals in the goden age of coin-op computer games, Carly A. Kocurek-- Just playing around: from procedural manuals to in-game training, Jennifer deWinter-- 'It wasn't intended to be an instruction manual': revisiting ethics of 'objective' technical communication in gaming manuals, A.V. Luce-- Part III Getting the Player Involved: Game design documents: changing production models, changing demands, Anthony T. Sansone. Developing a testing method for dynamic narrative, Alex Tilley, Carmen Blandino, and Jennifer deWinter-- Psyche and Eros: rhetorics of secrecy and disclosure in game developer-fan relations, Josh Zimmerman-- Patching as design rhetoric: tracing the framing and delivery of iterative content documentation in online games, Lee Sherlock-- 'You are how you play': privacy policies and data mining in social networking games, Stephanie Vie-- Working at play: modding, revelation, and transformation in the technical communication classroom, Kevin Moberly and Ryan M. Moeller. Part IV Games in the Professional and Technical Communication Classroom: Inhabiting professional writing: exploring rhetoric, play, and community in Second Life, Jennifer L. Bay and Samantha Blackmon-- How World of Warcraft could save your classroom: teaching technical communication through the social practices of MMORPGs, Melissa Bianchi and Kyle Bohunicky-- The three D's of procedural literacy: developing, demonstrating, and documenting layered literacies with valve's steam for schools, Jason Custer-- Questing through class: gamification in the professional writing classroom, Jennifer Grouling, Stephanie Hedge, Alyssa Schweigert, and Eva Grouling Snider-- From realism to reality: a postmortem of a game design project in a client-based technical communication course, Christopher Ritter, Sameer Ansari, Scott Daner, Sean Murray, and Ryan Reeves. Indexes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Taking as its point of departure the fundamental observation that games are both technical and symbolic, this collection investigates the multiple intersections between the study of computer games and the discipline of technical and professional writing. Divided into five parts, Computer Games and Technical Communication engages with questions related to workplace communities and gamic simulations; industry documentation; manuals, gameplay, and ethics; training, testing, and number crunching; and the work of games and gamifying work. In that computer games rely on a complex combination of written, verbal, visual, algorithmic, audio, and kinesthetic means to convey information, technical and professional writing scholars are uniquely poised to investigate the intersection between the technical and symbolic aspects of the computer game complex. The contributors to this volume bring to bear the analytic tools of the field to interpret the roles of communication, production, and consumption in this increasingly ubiquitous technical and symbolic medium.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Green Library
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GV1469.15 .C633 2014 Unknown
Book
x, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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p. ; cm.
"Direct from IBM's own content design experts, this guide shows you how to design product interfaces and technical information that always place users front and center. This edition has been fully revised to help you consistently deliver the right content at the right time. You'll master today's best practices to apply nine essential characteristics of high-quality technical information: accuracy, clarity, completeness, concreteness, organization, retrievability, style, task orientation, and visual effectiveness. Coverage includes: Advocating for users throughout the entire product development process -- Delivering information in an ordered manner by following progressive disclosure techniques -- Optimizing content so that users can find it from anywhere -- Streamlining information for mobile delivery -- Helping users right where they are. Whether you're a writer, editor, information architect, user experience professional, or reviewer, this book shows you how to create great technical information, from the product design to the user interface, topics, and other media."
"Direct from IBM's own content design experts, this guide shows you how to design product interfaces and technical information that always place users front and center. This edition has been fully revised to help you consistently deliver the right content at the right time. You'll master today's best practices to apply nine essential characteristics of high-quality technical information: accuracy, clarity, completeness, concreteness, organization, retrievability, style, task orientation, and visual effectiveness. Coverage includes: Advocating for users throughout the entire product development process -- Delivering information in an ordered manner by following progressive disclosure techniques -- Optimizing content so that users can find it from anywhere -- Streamlining information for mobile delivery -- Helping users right where they are. Whether you're a writer, editor, information architect, user experience professional, or reviewer, this book shows you how to create great technical information, from the product design to the user interface, topics, and other media."
Book
xxv, 190 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Reproducible Research Literature Good and Bad Practices Barriers A First Look Setup Minimal Examples Quick Reporting Extracting R Code Editors RStudio LYX Emacs/ESS Other Editors Document Formats Input Syntax Document Formats Output Renderers R Scripts Text Output Inline Output Chunk Output Tables Themes Graphics Graphical Devices Plot Recording Plot Rearrangement Plot Size in Output Extra Output Options The tikz Device Figure Environment Figure Path Cache Implementation Write Cache When to Update Cache Side Effects Chunk Dependencies Cross Reference 79 Chunk Reference Code Externalization Child Documents Hooks Chunk Hooks Examples Language Engines Design Languages and Tools Tricks and Solutions Chunk Options Package Options Typesetting Utilities Debugging Multilingual Support Publishing Reports RStudio Pandoc HTML5 Slides Jekyll WordPress Applications Homework Web Site and Blogging Package Vignettes Books Other Tools Sweave Other R Packages Python Packages More Tools Internals Documentation Closures Implementation A.4 Syntax Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The cut-and-paste approach to writing statistical reports is not only tedious and laborious, but also can be harmful to scientific research, because it is inconvenient to reproduce the results. Dynamic Documents with R and knitr introduces a new approach via dynamic documents, i.e. integrating computing directly with reporting. A comprehensive guide to the R package knitr, the book covers examples, document editors, basic usage, detailed explanations of a wide range of options, tricks and solutions, extensions, and complete applications of this package. The book provides an overview of dynamic documents, introducing the idea of literate programming. It then explains the importance of dynamic documents to scientific research and its impact on reproducible research. Building on this, the author covers basic concepts, common text editors that support knitr, and the syntax for different document formats such as LaTeX, HTML, and Markdown before going on to discuss core functionality, how to control text and graphics output, caching mechanisms that can reduce computation time, and reuse of source code. He then explores advanced topics such as chunk hooks, integrating other languages such as Python and awk into one report in the knitr framework, and useful tricks that make it easier to write documents with knitr. Discussions of how to publish reports in a variety of formats, applications, and other tools complete the coverage. Suitable for both beginners and advanced users, this book shows you how to write reports in simple languages such as Markdown. The reports range from homework, projects, exams, books, blogs, and web pages to any documents related to statistical graphics, computing, and data analysis. While familiarity with LaTeX and HTML is helpful, the book requires no prior experience with advanced programs or languages. For beginners, the text provides enough features to get started on basic applications. For power users, the last several chapters enable an understanding of the extensibility of the knitr package.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Introduction Reproducible Research Literature Good and Bad Practices Barriers A First Look Setup Minimal Examples Quick Reporting Extracting R Code Editors RStudio LYX Emacs/ESS Other Editors Document Formats Input Syntax Document Formats Output Renderers R Scripts Text Output Inline Output Chunk Output Tables Themes Graphics Graphical Devices Plot Recording Plot Rearrangement Plot Size in Output Extra Output Options The tikz Device Figure Environment Figure Path Cache Implementation Write Cache When to Update Cache Side Effects Chunk Dependencies Cross Reference 79 Chunk Reference Code Externalization Child Documents Hooks Chunk Hooks Examples Language Engines Design Languages and Tools Tricks and Solutions Chunk Options Package Options Typesetting Utilities Debugging Multilingual Support Publishing Reports RStudio Pandoc HTML5 Slides Jekyll WordPress Applications Homework Web Site and Blogging Package Vignettes Books Other Tools Sweave Other R Packages Python Packages More Tools Internals Documentation Closures Implementation A.4 Syntax Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The cut-and-paste approach to writing statistical reports is not only tedious and laborious, but also can be harmful to scientific research, because it is inconvenient to reproduce the results. Dynamic Documents with R and knitr introduces a new approach via dynamic documents, i.e. integrating computing directly with reporting. A comprehensive guide to the R package knitr, the book covers examples, document editors, basic usage, detailed explanations of a wide range of options, tricks and solutions, extensions, and complete applications of this package. The book provides an overview of dynamic documents, introducing the idea of literate programming. It then explains the importance of dynamic documents to scientific research and its impact on reproducible research. Building on this, the author covers basic concepts, common text editors that support knitr, and the syntax for different document formats such as LaTeX, HTML, and Markdown before going on to discuss core functionality, how to control text and graphics output, caching mechanisms that can reduce computation time, and reuse of source code. He then explores advanced topics such as chunk hooks, integrating other languages such as Python and awk into one report in the knitr framework, and useful tricks that make it easier to write documents with knitr. Discussions of how to publish reports in a variety of formats, applications, and other tools complete the coverage. Suitable for both beginners and advanced users, this book shows you how to write reports in simple languages such as Markdown. The reports range from homework, projects, exams, books, blogs, and web pages to any documents related to statistical graphics, computing, and data analysis. While familiarity with LaTeX and HTML is helpful, the book requires no prior experience with advanced programs or languages. For beginners, the text provides enough features to get started on basic applications. For power users, the last several chapters enable an understanding of the extensibility of the knitr package.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Math & Statistics Library
Status of items at Math & Statistics Library
Math & Statistics Library Status
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QA276.4 .X54 2014 Unknown
Book
xii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Overview of Book-- Literature Survey-- References-- Materials and Methods/Experimental Methods-- Results-- Discussion and Conclusions-- Introduction-- Title and Abstract-- Numbers, Errors and Statistics-- Figures and Tables-- Layout-- The Other Bits-- Other People's Work-- Proof Reading, Printing and Submission-- The Viva and Thereafter-- Supervision-- Getting Organized-- Use of English and Scientific Writing-- Appendices.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book is a step by step illustrated guide to planning and writing dissertations and theses for undergraduate and graduate science students. Topics covered include advice on writing each section of a thesis as well as general discussions on collecting and organizing references, keeping records, presenting data, interacting with a supervisor and avoiding academic misconduct. Recommendations about how to use word processors and other software packages effectively are included, as well as advice on the use of other resources. A concise summary of important points of English grammar is given, along with appendices listing frequently confused words and wordy phrases to avoid. Further appendices are provided, including one on SI units. The aim is to provide an easy-to-read guide that gives students practical advice about all aspects of writing a science thesis or dissertation, starting from writing a thesis plan and finishing with the viva and corrections to the thesis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Overview of Book-- Literature Survey-- References-- Materials and Methods/Experimental Methods-- Results-- Discussion and Conclusions-- Introduction-- Title and Abstract-- Numbers, Errors and Statistics-- Figures and Tables-- Layout-- The Other Bits-- Other People's Work-- Proof Reading, Printing and Submission-- The Viva and Thereafter-- Supervision-- Getting Organized-- Use of English and Scientific Writing-- Appendices.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book is a step by step illustrated guide to planning and writing dissertations and theses for undergraduate and graduate science students. Topics covered include advice on writing each section of a thesis as well as general discussions on collecting and organizing references, keeping records, presenting data, interacting with a supervisor and avoiding academic misconduct. Recommendations about how to use word processors and other software packages effectively are included, as well as advice on the use of other resources. A concise summary of important points of English grammar is given, along with appendices listing frequently confused words and wordy phrases to avoid. Further appendices are provided, including one on SI units. The aim is to provide an easy-to-read guide that gives students practical advice about all aspects of writing a science thesis or dissertation, starting from writing a thesis plan and finishing with the viva and corrections to the thesis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
Status of items at Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) Status
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T11 .H582 2014 Unknown
Book
1 online resource (1 v.) : ill.
  • 1. Engineers and Writing 1 Engineers Write a Lot 2 Engineers Write Many Kinds of Documents 4 Successful Engineering Careers Require Strong Writing Skills5 Engineers Can Learn to Write Well 6 Noise and the Communication Process 7 Controlling the Writing System 9 Exercises 11 Bibliography 11 2. Eliminating Sporadic Noise in Engineering Writing12 Spelling and Spell Checkers 13 Punctuation 13 Traditional Sentence Errors 21 Technical Usage 29 Edit, Edit, Edit 38 Exercises 38 Bibliography 39 3. Guidelines for Writing Noise-Free Engineering Documents40 Focus on Why You Are Writing 41 Focus on Your Readers 42 Satisfy Document Specifications 43 Get to the Point 44 Provide Accurate Information 45 Present Your Material Logically 45 Explain the Technical to Nonspecialists 46 Make Your Ideas Accessible 48 Use Efficient Wording 52 Format Your Pages Carefully 60 Express Yourself Clearly 61 Manage Your Time Efficiently 66 Edit at Different Levels 67 Share the Load: Write as a Team 68 Exercises 71 Bibliography 71 4. Letters, Memoranda, Email, and Other Media for Engineers72 Which to Use? 73 Writing Style for Business Correspondence 76 Communication Strategies for Tricky Situations 77 Business Letters: Components and Format 78 Business Memoranda 82 Email: Functions, Style, Format 85 New Internet Media 87 Exercises 89 Bibliography 90 5. Writing Common Engineering Documents 91 Some Preliminaries 92 Inspection and Trip Reports 94 Research, Laboratory, and Field Reports 95 Specifications 98 Proposals 102 Progress Reports 105 Instructions 109 Recommendation Reports 114 Exercises 118 Bibliography 118 6. Writing Research and Design Reports 119 Engineering Research Reports 119 Engineering Design Reports 130 General Report Design and Format 131 Generating Portable Document Files 133 Using CMS and Other Applications for Team Reports 135 Exercises 136 Bibliography 137 7. Constructing Engineering Tables and Graphics 138 Tables 138 Charts and Graphs 142 Illustrations 145 Graphics and Tables: Guidelines 146 Exercises 147 Bibliography 148 8. Accessing Engineering Information 149 Basic Search Strategies 150 Sources of Engineering Information 154 Internet Engineering Information Resources 172 Internet Search Tools 174 Exercises 176 Bibliography 177 9. Engineering Your Speaking 178 Preparing the Presentation 179 Delivering the Presentation 190 Presenting as a Team 195 Checklist for Oral Presentations 196 Listening to Presentations 198 The Importance of Informal Communication 198 Exercises 199 Bibliography 200 10. Writing to Get an Engineering Job 201 How to Write an Engineering Resume 202 How to Write an Application Letter 214 How to Write a Follow-Up Letter 226 Exercises 228 Bibliography 228 11. Ethics and Documentation in Engineering Writing229 Engineering Ethics 229 The Ethics of Honest Research 235 Exercises 243 Bibliography 243 12. Engineering Your Online Reputation 244 Introduction to Social Media Management 244 Creating a WordPress Blog 247 Building a Facebook Page for a Business 250 Using Twitter to Connect and Share Information 256 Generating Your Interactive Resume on LinkedIn 259 Targeting Experts with Google+ 263 Bibliography 266 Index 267.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Written for engineers, this book provides more than technicalknow-how and focuses on how to be an effective communicator. Thisnew edition helps to eliminate the glitches that trip up the busyreader or listener, causing annoyance, confusion, ormisunderstanding so that their writing and speech are crystalclear. This text also focuses on the technical writing and speakingissues encountered in day to day work, writing reports, businessletter, memoranda, proposals, emails, presentations, and more. Thenew edition includes new coverage of social media, includingcoverage of popular forms, best practices, dangers and ethics ofusing social media, and expanded coverage of informalcommunication.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • 1. Engineers and Writing 1 Engineers Write a Lot 2 Engineers Write Many Kinds of Documents 4 Successful Engineering Careers Require Strong Writing Skills5 Engineers Can Learn to Write Well 6 Noise and the Communication Process 7 Controlling the Writing System 9 Exercises 11 Bibliography 11 2. Eliminating Sporadic Noise in Engineering Writing12 Spelling and Spell Checkers 13 Punctuation 13 Traditional Sentence Errors 21 Technical Usage 29 Edit, Edit, Edit 38 Exercises 38 Bibliography 39 3. Guidelines for Writing Noise-Free Engineering Documents40 Focus on Why You Are Writing 41 Focus on Your Readers 42 Satisfy Document Specifications 43 Get to the Point 44 Provide Accurate Information 45 Present Your Material Logically 45 Explain the Technical to Nonspecialists 46 Make Your Ideas Accessible 48 Use Efficient Wording 52 Format Your Pages Carefully 60 Express Yourself Clearly 61 Manage Your Time Efficiently 66 Edit at Different Levels 67 Share the Load: Write as a Team 68 Exercises 71 Bibliography 71 4. Letters, Memoranda, Email, and Other Media for Engineers72 Which to Use? 73 Writing Style for Business Correspondence 76 Communication Strategies for Tricky Situations 77 Business Letters: Components and Format 78 Business Memoranda 82 Email: Functions, Style, Format 85 New Internet Media 87 Exercises 89 Bibliography 90 5. Writing Common Engineering Documents 91 Some Preliminaries 92 Inspection and Trip Reports 94 Research, Laboratory, and Field Reports 95 Specifications 98 Proposals 102 Progress Reports 105 Instructions 109 Recommendation Reports 114 Exercises 118 Bibliography 118 6. Writing Research and Design Reports 119 Engineering Research Reports 119 Engineering Design Reports 130 General Report Design and Format 131 Generating Portable Document Files 133 Using CMS and Other Applications for Team Reports 135 Exercises 136 Bibliography 137 7. Constructing Engineering Tables and Graphics 138 Tables 138 Charts and Graphs 142 Illustrations 145 Graphics and Tables: Guidelines 146 Exercises 147 Bibliography 148 8. Accessing Engineering Information 149 Basic Search Strategies 150 Sources of Engineering Information 154 Internet Engineering Information Resources 172 Internet Search Tools 174 Exercises 176 Bibliography 177 9. Engineering Your Speaking 178 Preparing the Presentation 179 Delivering the Presentation 190 Presenting as a Team 195 Checklist for Oral Presentations 196 Listening to Presentations 198 The Importance of Informal Communication 198 Exercises 199 Bibliography 200 10. Writing to Get an Engineering Job 201 How to Write an Engineering Resume 202 How to Write an Application Letter 214 How to Write a Follow-Up Letter 226 Exercises 228 Bibliography 228 11. Ethics and Documentation in Engineering Writing229 Engineering Ethics 229 The Ethics of Honest Research 235 Exercises 243 Bibliography 243 12. Engineering Your Online Reputation 244 Introduction to Social Media Management 244 Creating a WordPress Blog 247 Building a Facebook Page for a Business 250 Using Twitter to Connect and Share Information 256 Generating Your Interactive Resume on LinkedIn 259 Targeting Experts with Google+ 263 Bibliography 266 Index 267.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Written for engineers, this book provides more than technicalknow-how and focuses on how to be an effective communicator. Thisnew edition helps to eliminate the glitches that trip up the busyreader or listener, causing annoyance, confusion, ormisunderstanding so that their writing and speech are crystalclear. This text also focuses on the technical writing and speakingissues encountered in day to day work, writing reports, businessletter, memoranda, proposals, emails, presentations, and more. Thenew edition includes new coverage of social media, includingcoverage of popular forms, best practices, dangers and ethics ofusing social media, and expanded coverage of informalcommunication.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book
viii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Acknowledgments-- 2. Introduction, aims and scope-- 3. Lexical bundles in native and non-native scientific writing-- 4. Theory and applications of phraseology and lexical bundles-- 5. Investigating lexical bundles in biomedical research writing-- 6. Target bundles: Frequency, structure and functions-- 7. Target bundles in non-native expert scientific writing-- 8. Part 2-- 9. Pedagogical applications of the study-- 10. Pedagogical utility of the list of target bundles-- 11. Specific activities for the teaching of lexical bundles in scientific discourse-- 12. Conclusions and recommendations-- 13. References-- 14. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book presents an investigation of lexical bundles in native and non-native scientific writing in English, whose aim is to produce a frequency-derived, statistically- and qualitatively-refined list of the most pedagogically useful lexical bundles in scientific prose: one that can be sorted and filtered by frequency, key word, structure and function, and includes contextual information such as variations, authentic examples and usage notes. The first part of the volumediscusses the creation of this list based on a multimillion-word corpus of biomedical research writing and reveals the structure and functions of lexical bundles and their role in effective scientific communication. A comparative analysis of a non-native corpus highlights non-native scientists' difficulties in employing lexical bundles. The second part of the volume explores pedagogical applications and provides a series of teaching activities that illustrate how EAP teachers or materials designers can use the list of lexical bundles in their practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • 1. Acknowledgments-- 2. Introduction, aims and scope-- 3. Lexical bundles in native and non-native scientific writing-- 4. Theory and applications of phraseology and lexical bundles-- 5. Investigating lexical bundles in biomedical research writing-- 6. Target bundles: Frequency, structure and functions-- 7. Target bundles in non-native expert scientific writing-- 8. Part 2-- 9. Pedagogical applications of the study-- 10. Pedagogical utility of the list of target bundles-- 11. Specific activities for the teaching of lexical bundles in scientific discourse-- 12. Conclusions and recommendations-- 13. References-- 14. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book presents an investigation of lexical bundles in native and non-native scientific writing in English, whose aim is to produce a frequency-derived, statistically- and qualitatively-refined list of the most pedagogically useful lexical bundles in scientific prose: one that can be sorted and filtered by frequency, key word, structure and function, and includes contextual information such as variations, authentic examples and usage notes. The first part of the volumediscusses the creation of this list based on a multimillion-word corpus of biomedical research writing and reveals the structure and functions of lexical bundles and their role in effective scientific communication. A comparative analysis of a non-native corpus highlights non-native scientists' difficulties in employing lexical bundles. The second part of the volume explores pedagogical applications and provides a series of teaching activities that illustrate how EAP teachers or materials designers can use the list of lexical bundles in their practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Green Library
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Green Library Status
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P158.25 .S25 2014 Unknown
Book
online resource (xiv, 116 pages)
  • Good versus Poor Scientific Writing: an orientation
  • Words and Units: orthography and Punctuation
  • Forming Sentences: grammar
  • Putting it Nicely: Style
  • Redundancy and Jargon: Focusing on the essentials
  • Quoting Published Material: Reference Formats
  • Avoiding Discrimination: ethics of Scientific Writing
  • Sticking to your word: Plagiarism
  • Structuring Scientific Texts: getting the Story out.
This self-help guide is intended for scientists and medical professionals and students who wish to improve their scientific writing skills. Exercises invite the reader to practice the most important aspects of scientific writing. Although the book addresses certain issues more troublesome to scientific communicators of a non-English language origin, the guide will be of equal benefit to those whose first language is English. If you want not only to write but to write well, this book is for you. This second edition takes into account new developments in the area of scientific communication. In particular, the importance of authenticity is addressed, drawing attention to the sensitive issue of plagiarism in scientific texts.
  • Good versus Poor Scientific Writing: an orientation
  • Words and Units: orthography and Punctuation
  • Forming Sentences: grammar
  • Putting it Nicely: Style
  • Redundancy and Jargon: Focusing on the essentials
  • Quoting Published Material: Reference Formats
  • Avoiding Discrimination: ethics of Scientific Writing
  • Sticking to your word: Plagiarism
  • Structuring Scientific Texts: getting the Story out.
This self-help guide is intended for scientists and medical professionals and students who wish to improve their scientific writing skills. Exercises invite the reader to practice the most important aspects of scientific writing. Although the book addresses certain issues more troublesome to scientific communicators of a non-English language origin, the guide will be of equal benefit to those whose first language is English. If you want not only to write but to write well, this book is for you. This second edition takes into account new developments in the area of scientific communication. In particular, the importance of authenticity is addressed, drawing attention to the sensitive issue of plagiarism in scientific texts.
Medical Library (Lane)
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Book
1 online resource.
  • Good versus Poor Scientific Writing: an orientation
  • Words and Units: orthography and Punctuation
  • Forming Sentences: grammar
  • Putting it Nicely: Style
  • Redundancy and Jargon: Focusing on the essentials
  • Quoting Published Material: Reference Formats
  • Avoiding Discrimination: ethics of Scientific Writing
  • Sticking to your word: Plagiarism
  • Structuring Scientific Texts: getting the Story out.
This self-help guide is intended for scientists and medical professionals and students who wish to improve their scientific writing skills. Exercises invite the reader to practice the most important aspects of scientific writing. Although the book addresses certain issues more troublesome to scientific communicators of a non-English language origin, the guide will be of equal benefit to those whose first language is English. If you want not only to write but to write well, this book is for you. This second edition takes into account new developments in the area of scientific communication. In particular, the importance of authenticity is addressed, drawing attention to the sensitive issue of plagiarism in scientific texts.
  • Good versus Poor Scientific Writing: an orientation
  • Words and Units: orthography and Punctuation
  • Forming Sentences: grammar
  • Putting it Nicely: Style
  • Redundancy and Jargon: Focusing on the essentials
  • Quoting Published Material: Reference Formats
  • Avoiding Discrimination: ethics of Scientific Writing
  • Sticking to your word: Plagiarism
  • Structuring Scientific Texts: getting the Story out.
This self-help guide is intended for scientists and medical professionals and students who wish to improve their scientific writing skills. Exercises invite the reader to practice the most important aspects of scientific writing. Although the book addresses certain issues more troublesome to scientific communicators of a non-English language origin, the guide will be of equal benefit to those whose first language is English. If you want not only to write but to write well, this book is for you. This second edition takes into account new developments in the area of scientific communication. In particular, the importance of authenticity is addressed, drawing attention to the sensitive issue of plagiarism in scientific texts.
Book
1 online resource (xvii, 204 pages) : color illustrations.
  • Some writing tips.- Essential dictionary I.- Essential dictionary II.- Mathematical sentences.- Describing functions.- Writing well.- Forms of argument.- Induction.- Existence and definitions.- Writing a thesis.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book teaches the art of writing mathematics, an essential -and difficult- skill for any mathematics student. The book begins with an informal introduction on basic writing principles and a review of the essential dictionary for mathematics. Writing techniques are developed gradually, from the small to the large: words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, to end with short compositions. These may represent the introduction of a concept, the abstract of a presentation or the proof of a theorem. Along the way the student will learn how to establish a coherent notation, mix words and symbols effectively, write neat formulae, and structure a definition. Some elements of logic and all common methods of proofs are featured, including various versions of induction and existence proofs. The book concludes with advice on specific aspects of thesis writing (choosing of a title, composing an abstract, compiling a bibliography) illustrated by large number of real-life examples. Many exercises are included; over 150 of them have complete solutions, to facilitate self-study. Mathematical Writing will be of interest to all mathematics students who want to raise the quality of their coursework, reports, exams, and dissertations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Some writing tips.- Essential dictionary I.- Essential dictionary II.- Mathematical sentences.- Describing functions.- Writing well.- Forms of argument.- Induction.- Existence and definitions.- Writing a thesis.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book teaches the art of writing mathematics, an essential -and difficult- skill for any mathematics student. The book begins with an informal introduction on basic writing principles and a review of the essential dictionary for mathematics. Writing techniques are developed gradually, from the small to the large: words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, to end with short compositions. These may represent the introduction of a concept, the abstract of a presentation or the proof of a theorem. Along the way the student will learn how to establish a coherent notation, mix words and symbols effectively, write neat formulae, and structure a definition. Some elements of logic and all common methods of proofs are featured, including various versions of induction and existence proofs. The book concludes with advice on specific aspects of thesis writing (choosing of a title, composing an abstract, compiling a bibliography) illustrated by large number of real-life examples. Many exercises are included; over 150 of them have complete solutions, to facilitate self-study. Mathematical Writing will be of interest to all mathematics students who want to raise the quality of their coursework, reports, exams, and dissertations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book
v, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Why is it so hard to write and evaluate writing on the Internet?
  • Anything can be a text
  • A tool called genre
  • What does it mean to publish?
  • Theory behind usability studies
  • Proposing a new approach to content evaluation
  • Writing persuasion-centric content
  • Writing quality-centric content
  • Writing user-centric content
  • Professional writer in an agile environment
  • The future-if there be such.
This book presents an altogether new approach to writing and evaluating writing in digital media. It suggests that usability theory provides few tools for evaluating content, because usability theory assumes only one kind of writing on the Internet. The author suggests three models: user-centric (usability model), persuasion-centric (encouraging the reader to linger and be persuaded--Canon camera ads), and quality-centric (encouraging the reader to linger and learn or be entertained because of the quality of the writing--NASA.gov and YouTube). Designed for professional writers and writing students, this text provides a rubric for writing in digital media, but more importantly, it provides a rubric and vocabulary for identifying and explaining problems in copy that already exists. The Internet has become a pastiche of cut-and-paste content, often placed by non-writers to fill space for no particular reason or by computers with no oversight from humans (e.g., Amazon.com). Because these snippets are typically on topic (but often for the wrong purpose or audience), professional writers have difficulty identifying the problems and an even harder time explaining them. Finding an effective tool for identifying and explaining problems in digital content becomes a particularly important problem as writers increasingly struggle with growing complications in complex information systems (systems that create and manage their own content with little human intervention). Being able to look at a body of copy and immediately see that it is problematic is an important skill that is lacking in a surprising number of professional writers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Why is it so hard to write and evaluate writing on the Internet?
  • Anything can be a text
  • A tool called genre
  • What does it mean to publish?
  • Theory behind usability studies
  • Proposing a new approach to content evaluation
  • Writing persuasion-centric content
  • Writing quality-centric content
  • Writing user-centric content
  • Professional writer in an agile environment
  • The future-if there be such.
This book presents an altogether new approach to writing and evaluating writing in digital media. It suggests that usability theory provides few tools for evaluating content, because usability theory assumes only one kind of writing on the Internet. The author suggests three models: user-centric (usability model), persuasion-centric (encouraging the reader to linger and be persuaded--Canon camera ads), and quality-centric (encouraging the reader to linger and learn or be entertained because of the quality of the writing--NASA.gov and YouTube). Designed for professional writers and writing students, this text provides a rubric for writing in digital media, but more importantly, it provides a rubric and vocabulary for identifying and explaining problems in copy that already exists. The Internet has become a pastiche of cut-and-paste content, often placed by non-writers to fill space for no particular reason or by computers with no oversight from humans (e.g., Amazon.com). Because these snippets are typically on topic (but often for the wrong purpose or audience), professional writers have difficulty identifying the problems and an even harder time explaining them. Finding an effective tool for identifying and explaining problems in digital content becomes a particularly important problem as writers increasingly struggle with growing complications in complex information systems (systems that create and manage their own content with little human intervention). Being able to look at a body of copy and immediately see that it is problematic is an important skill that is lacking in a surprising number of professional writers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Status of items at SAL3 (off-campus storage)
SAL3 (off-campus storage) Status
Stacks Request
PN171 .O55 H34 2014 Available
Book
xv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface-- Part I. Basics: 1. Writing a scientific article and getting it published-- 2. Speaking about your work-- 3. Making and displaying a scientific poster-- 4. Scientific authorship-- Part II. Improving: 5. Style in writing-- 6. Frequently misused words and technical terms-- 7. Quantitative matters-- 8. Managing error-- 9. Data interrelations-- 10. Tables and figures: the evidence-- 11. Citing and referencing-- 12. Bibliography and references-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Want to learn how to present your research successfully? This practical guide for students and postdoctoral scholars offers a unique step-by-step approach to help you avoid the worst, yet most common, mistakes in biology communication. Covering irritants such as sins of ambiguity, circumlocution, inconsistency, vagueness and verbosity, misuse of words and quantitative matters, it also provides guidance to design your next piece of work effectively. Learn how to write scientific articles and get them published, prepare posters and talks that will capture your audience and develop a critical attitude towards your own work as well as that of your colleagues. With numerous practical examples, comparisons among disciplines, valuable tips and real-life anecdotes, this must-read guide will be a valuable resource to both new graduate students and their supervisors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Preface-- Part I. Basics: 1. Writing a scientific article and getting it published-- 2. Speaking about your work-- 3. Making and displaying a scientific poster-- 4. Scientific authorship-- Part II. Improving: 5. Style in writing-- 6. Frequently misused words and technical terms-- 7. Quantitative matters-- 8. Managing error-- 9. Data interrelations-- 10. Tables and figures: the evidence-- 11. Citing and referencing-- 12. Bibliography and references-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Want to learn how to present your research successfully? This practical guide for students and postdoctoral scholars offers a unique step-by-step approach to help you avoid the worst, yet most common, mistakes in biology communication. Covering irritants such as sins of ambiguity, circumlocution, inconsistency, vagueness and verbosity, misuse of words and quantitative matters, it also provides guidance to design your next piece of work effectively. Learn how to write scientific articles and get them published, prepare posters and talks that will capture your audience and develop a critical attitude towards your own work as well as that of your colleagues. With numerous practical examples, comparisons among disciplines, valuable tips and real-life anecdotes, this must-read guide will be a valuable resource to both new graduate students and their supervisors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Biology Library (Falconer), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Status of items at Biology Library (Falconer)
Biology Library (Falconer) Status
Stacks
QH304 .C685 2014 Unknown
Status of items at Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Marine Biology Library (Miller) Status
Stacks
QH304 .C685 2014 Unknown
Book
1 online resource (xv, 258 pages).
  • 1. Science Communication Research: Themes and Challenges Massimiano Bucchi and Brian Trench 2. Popular Science Books: From Public Education to Science Bestsellers Alice Bell and Jon Turney 3. Science Journalism: Prospects in the Digital Age Sharon Dunwoody 4. Science Museums and Centres: Evolution and Contemporary Trends Bernard Schiele 5. Public Relations in Science: Managing the Trust Portfolio Rick E. Borchelt and Kristian H. Nielsen 6. Scientists as Public Experts: Expectations and Responsibilities Hans Peter Peters 7. Scientists in Popular Culture: the Making of Celebrities Declan Fahy and Bruce Lewenstein 8. Science and Technology In Film: Themes and Representations David A. Kirby 9. Environmentalists as Communicators of Science: Advocates and Critics Steven Yearley 10. Publics and Their Participation in Science and Technology: Changing Roles, Blurring Boundaries Edna F. Einsiedel 11. Public Understanding of Science: Survey Research Around the World Martin W. Bauer and Bankole A. Falade 12. Risk, Science and Public Communication: Third-Order Thinking About Scientific Culture Alan Irwin 13. Engaging in Science Policy Controversies: Insights From the US Climate Change Debate Matthew C. Nisbet 14. Communicating the Social Sciences: a Specific Challenge? Angela Cassidy 15. Health Campaign Research: Enduring Challenges and New Developments Robert A. Logan 16. Global Spread of Science Communication: Institutions and Practices Across Continents Brian Trench and Massimiano Bucchi, with Latifah Amin, Gultekin Cakmakci, Bankole A. Falade, Arko Olesk, Carmelo Polino 17. Assessing the Impact of Science Communication: Approaches to Evaluation Federico Neresini and Giuseppe Pellegrini.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Communicating science and technology is a high priority of many research and policy institutions, a concern of many other private and public bodies, and an established subject of training and education. Over the past few decades, the field has developed and expanded significantly, both in terms of professional practice and in terms of research and reflection. The Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology provides a state-of-the-art review of this fast-growing and increasingly important area, through an examination of the research on the main actors, issues, and arenas involved. In this brand-new revised edition, the book brings the reviews up-to-date and deepens the analysis. As well as substantial reworking of many chapters, it gives more attention to digital media and the global aspects of science communication, with the inclusion of four new chapters. Several new contributors are added to leading mass-communication scholars, sociologists, public-relations practitioners, science writers, and others featured herein. With key questions for further discussion highlighted in each chapter, the handbook is a student-friendly resource and its scope and expert contributors mean it is also ideal for both practitioners and professionals working in the field. Combining the perspectives of different disciplines and of different geographical and cultural contexts, this original text provides an interdisciplinary and global approach to the public communication of science and technology. It is a valuable resource for students, researchers, educators, and professionals in media and journalism, sociology, the history of science, and science and technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • 1. Science Communication Research: Themes and Challenges Massimiano Bucchi and Brian Trench 2. Popular Science Books: From Public Education to Science Bestsellers Alice Bell and Jon Turney 3. Science Journalism: Prospects in the Digital Age Sharon Dunwoody 4. Science Museums and Centres: Evolution and Contemporary Trends Bernard Schiele 5. Public Relations in Science: Managing the Trust Portfolio Rick E. Borchelt and Kristian H. Nielsen 6. Scientists as Public Experts: Expectations and Responsibilities Hans Peter Peters 7. Scientists in Popular Culture: the Making of Celebrities Declan Fahy and Bruce Lewenstein 8. Science and Technology In Film: Themes and Representations David A. Kirby 9. Environmentalists as Communicators of Science: Advocates and Critics Steven Yearley 10. Publics and Their Participation in Science and Technology: Changing Roles, Blurring Boundaries Edna F. Einsiedel 11. Public Understanding of Science: Survey Research Around the World Martin W. Bauer and Bankole A. Falade 12. Risk, Science and Public Communication: Third-Order Thinking About Scientific Culture Alan Irwin 13. Engaging in Science Policy Controversies: Insights From the US Climate Change Debate Matthew C. Nisbet 14. Communicating the Social Sciences: a Specific Challenge? Angela Cassidy 15. Health Campaign Research: Enduring Challenges and New Developments Robert A. Logan 16. Global Spread of Science Communication: Institutions and Practices Across Continents Brian Trench and Massimiano Bucchi, with Latifah Amin, Gultekin Cakmakci, Bankole A. Falade, Arko Olesk, Carmelo Polino 17. Assessing the Impact of Science Communication: Approaches to Evaluation Federico Neresini and Giuseppe Pellegrini.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Communicating science and technology is a high priority of many research and policy institutions, a concern of many other private and public bodies, and an established subject of training and education. Over the past few decades, the field has developed and expanded significantly, both in terms of professional practice and in terms of research and reflection. The Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology provides a state-of-the-art review of this fast-growing and increasingly important area, through an examination of the research on the main actors, issues, and arenas involved. In this brand-new revised edition, the book brings the reviews up-to-date and deepens the analysis. As well as substantial reworking of many chapters, it gives more attention to digital media and the global aspects of science communication, with the inclusion of four new chapters. Several new contributors are added to leading mass-communication scholars, sociologists, public-relations practitioners, science writers, and others featured herein. With key questions for further discussion highlighted in each chapter, the handbook is a student-friendly resource and its scope and expert contributors mean it is also ideal for both practitioners and professionals working in the field. Combining the perspectives of different disciplines and of different geographical and cultural contexts, this original text provides an interdisciplinary and global approach to the public communication of science and technology. It is a valuable resource for students, researchers, educators, and professionals in media and journalism, sociology, the history of science, and science and technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
ebrary Access limited to 3 simultaneous users.
Book
1 online resource (xxiv, 215 pages).
  • 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.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This title features a scientific approach to writing. Technical ideas may be solid or even groundbreaking, but if these ideas cannot be clearly communicated, reviewers of technical documents, e.g., proposals for research funding, articles submitted to scientific journals, and business plans to commercialize technology are likely to reject the argument for advancing these ideas. The problem is that many engineers and scientists, entirely comfortable with the logic and principles of mathematics and science, treat writing as if it possesses none of these attributes. The absence of a systematic framework for writing often results in sentences that are difficult to follow or arguments that leave reviewers scratching their heads. This book fixes that problem by presenting a scientific approach to writing that mirrors the sensibilities of scientists and engineers, an approach based on an easily-discernable set of principles. Rather than merely stating rules for English grammar and composition, this book explains the reasons behind these rules and shows that good reasons can guide every writing decision. This resource is also well suited for the growing number of scientists and engineers in the U.S. and elsewhere who speak English as a second language, as well as for anyone else who just wants to be understood.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • 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.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This title features a scientific approach to writing. Technical ideas may be solid or even groundbreaking, but if these ideas cannot be clearly communicated, reviewers of technical documents, e.g., proposals for research funding, articles submitted to scientific journals, and business plans to commercialize technology are likely to reject the argument for advancing these ideas. The problem is that many engineers and scientists, entirely comfortable with the logic and principles of mathematics and science, treat writing as if it possesses none of these attributes. The absence of a systematic framework for writing often results in sentences that are difficult to follow or arguments that leave reviewers scratching their heads. This book fixes that problem by presenting a scientific approach to writing that mirrors the sensibilities of scientists and engineers, an approach based on an easily-discernable set of principles. Rather than merely stating rules for English grammar and composition, this book explains the reasons behind these rules and shows that good reasons can guide every writing decision. This resource is also well suited for the growing number of scientists and engineers in the U.S. and elsewhere who speak English as a second language, as well as for anyone else who just wants to be understood.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)

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