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x, 246 pages ; 22 cm
  • Style as choice
  • Understanding style
  • Correctness
  • Clarity
  • Actions
  • Characters
  • Cohesion and coherence
  • Emphasis
  • Clarity of form
  • Motivation
  • Global coherence
  • Grace
  • Concision
  • Shape --Elegance
  • Ethics
  • The ethics of style.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1623 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Preface
  • Explanatory chart
  • Explanatory notes
  • The English language in the dictionary
  • Guide to pronunciation
  • Abbreviations in this work
  • Pronunciation symbols
  • A dictionary of the English language
  • Foreign words and phrases
  • Biographical names
  • Geographical names
  • Signs and symbols
  • A handbook of style
  • Index.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xvii, 134 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Prologue Serendipity Intended Readers Overview of the Rook The Task Before You What is a Research Proposal? A Pervasive Task Defined A Celebration of Difference First Steps in Meeting the Needs of Your Readership Finding out about Research Degree Opportunities Finding out about Research Funding Opportunities General Preliminary Explorations Skills Inventory When Is a Research Proposal Required and Why? Motivation Sources of Funding Gaining a Richer View of Funders' Requirements Gaining Financial Awards for Study Identifying Potential Supervisors/Advisors Securing a Place on a Higher Degree by Research Programme Sections Within a Proposal - What Funders or Research Degree Reviewers Are Looking for Main Features of Proposals What Are the Key Aspects of Proposal Preparation? Pre-Preparation The Title, Abstract and Covering Letter The Body of the Proposal - Audience and Style Developing Your Proposal Draft Language Register, Voice and Verb Tense The Conceptual Framework Stages in the Production of Proposal - Advance Planning The Constraints of Time What Should Be Included in the Introduction, Rationale and Literature Review? Orientating Your Reader to Your Purpose The Introduction The Rationale Preparing for the Literature Review The Literature Review Itself The Process of Searching the Literature Constructing Your Argument What Is the Significance of the Aims, Objectives, and Research Questions/Hypotheses? Level of Specificity Required Clarification of Terms - Aims and Objectives Research Questions and Hypotheses Paradigms Why Paradigm Identification Is Important The Link between Aims/Objectives and Research Questions/Hypotheses What Should Be Included in the Methodology/Research Implementation Sections? Consistency between Purpose and Procedures Clarification of 'Shorthand' Terms Methodology - Approach and Justification Consistency and Justification Research Using Positivist Approaches Presenting and Analysing Quantitative Results Research Using Interpretivist Approaches Presenting and Analysing Qualitative Results Using the Right Language Ethical Considerations Evaluation Plan What Financial Considerations Are Required? The Ground Rules of Budgeting The Financial Demands of a Research Degree Project Financial Considerations for All Researchers Types and Styles of Budgets for Funding Applications Key Elements of the Budget: Personnel Key Elements of the Budget: Operating Costs The Budget after Submission of the Proposal What Planning and Organisation Details Are Required? Establishing Goals and Deadlines Project Planning and Time Management Implementation Plans Research Governance People Management Schedules and Timelines Who Are the other Potential Contributors to and Referees for Your Project? Building Professional Relationships Building on Overviews of Requirements Making Contacts and Seeking Help Developing Collaborations and Partnerships The Review Process What Reviewers Are Seeking from Proposals Reality Check - Grit Your Teeth! Where Does It End? Reactions, Reflections and Anticipations After Submission Receiving Feedback from Reviewers Reasons for Rejection Responding to Feedback Back to the Beginning The Continuous Cycle of Proposal Writing Appendix 1 Funding Sources Appendix 2 Resources Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857028662 20160608
Writing a research proposal is one of the most important tasks facing academics, researchers and postgraduate students. Yet there is a good deal of misinformation and a great lack of guidance about what constitutes a good research proposal and what can be done to maximise one's chances of writing a successful research proposal. Denicolo and Becker recognise the importance of developing an effective research proposal for gaining either a place on a research degree programme or funding to support research projects and set out to explore the main factors that that proposal writers need to attend to in developing successful proposals of their own. Developing Research Proposals will help readers to understand the context within which their proposal will be read, what the reviewers are looking for and will be influenced by, while also supporting the development of relevant skills through advice and practical activities. This book: - Explores the nature and purpose of different kinds of proposals - Focuses on the actual research proposed - Discusses how best to carry out and structure the literature review - Examines the posing and phrasing of research questions and hypotheses - Looks at how methods and methodology should be handled in a proposal - Discusses the crucial issues of planning, strategy and timing in developing targeted proposals Denicolo and Becker draw together the key elements in the process of preparing and submitting a proposal and concludes with advice on responding to the results, successful or not, and their relevance to future proposals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857028662 20160608
Marine Biology Library (Miller), Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxvii, 2,084 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 29 cm.
"10 years in the making -- 10,000 new words and senses -- over 4,000 full-color images"--Cover sleeve.
Green Library, Science Library (Li and Ma)
xii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Principles of scientific writing
  • Kinds of writing
  • Writing style
  • The English language
  • Grammar
  • Words
  • Name words (nouns and pronouns)
  • Action words (verbs)
  • Descriptive words (adjectives, adverbs, and articles)
  • Function words (conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections)
  • Prefixes and suffixes
  • Redundancies and jargon
  • Abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms
  • Phrases
  • Clauses
  • Sentences
  • Paragraphs
  • Voice, person, and tense
  • Punctuation
  • Writing for electronic media
  • Appendix 1 : Principles of punctuation presented plainly
  • Appendix 2 : Problem words and expressions
  • Appendix 3 : Words and expressions to avoid.
This entertaining and highly readable book gives anyone writing in the sciences a clear and easy-to-follow guide to the English language. * Includes cartoons and humorous illustrations that help reinforce important concepts * Provides a glossary that allows readers to easily reference the meanings of grammatical terms used in the book * Incorporates a wide variety of quotations to provide humor, make points, or reinforce key concepts * Includes an entire chapter on electronic media as well as new material on self-editing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780313391941 20160619
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxv, 1282 p. : port. ; 25 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
x, 973 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. + 1 CD-ROM ; 4 3/4 in.
A major new reference grammar offering the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of spoken and written English based on real everyday usage. A major reference grammar from the world's leading grammar publisher. It offers clear explanations of spoken and written English based on real everyday usage. The clear two-part structure makes the book particularly user-friendly. The accompanying CD-ROM makes the Cambridge Grammar of English even more accessible with: * The whole book in handy, searchable format. * Audio recordings of all the examples from the book. * Links to the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary online for instant definitions of new vocabulary.
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Green Library, Science Library (Li and Ma)
xx, 907 p. ; 25 cm.
Organised in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format, The American Heritage[registered] College Thesaurus provides a wide range of synonyms, ranging from mainstream vocabulary to the colourful alternatives that make English such a rich and versatile language. Thousands of slang, informal, and regional words broaden the coverage even further, always clearly labelled to ensure that the writer chooses the right word for the right context. Each synonym list focuses on a clear definition that quickly orients the user to the relevant meaning. To increase the number of synonyms available to the reader, words with related meanings show cross-references to one another. As additional support, hundreds of Core Synonym Paragraphs explain the different nuances in meaning of some of the most basic and important synonyms in English. Each paragraph includes a carefully written example sentence for every synonym discussed or a pertinent quotation from a well-known author. No other thesaurus on the market offers as much help in distinguishing shades of meaning and illustrating appropriate usage.
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Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxvii, 209 p. ; 20 cm.
Green Library, Science Library (Li and Ma)
xv, 240 p. ; 23 cm.
  • 1. The Complexity of the English Sentence. Tools, Not Rules. The Anatomy of a Sentence's Meaning, from the Reader's Perspective. 2. A Structural Anatomy of the English Sentence. The Fallacy of Good and Bad Sentences. Reader Expectations at the Sentence Level. 3. Weights and Balances-- Motions and Connections. Artificial EMPHASIS, and When to Use It. Fred and His Dog: Competition for Emphasis. Moments of Truth: The Shape of the Sentence, Revisited. The Backwards Link of the Topic Position. The Various Functions of the Stress Position. The Flow of Thought from Sentence to Sentence. 4. "Whose Paragraph Is It, Anyway?": The Shapes of the English Paragraph. Procrustean Problems in Teaching the Paragraph. The Issue. Point. Pointless Paragraphs. Connections Between Paragraphs. Summarizing Paragraph Structures. A Note on Whole Documents. 5. "Write the Way You Speak" and Other Bad Pieces of Advice. Bad Advice-- and Why Not to Take It. The Toll Booth Syndrome. 6. Mark My Words: A Reader's Perspective on the World of Punctuation. From Fetters to Facilitators: Punctuation as Power. The Semi-colon: A Hope for an Afterlife. A Brief Glimpse at the History of Punctuation. The Colon: Play It Again, Sam. Dashes -- (Parentheses), Commas, and [Brackets]: Pardon the Interruption. The Hyphen: In the Midst of Things. The Question Mark: Is Anything Uncertain Here? The Exclamation Point and Other Forms of Artificial Emphasis: Look at Me! The Use of Punctuation with Quotation Marks: Consistency, Logic, and Illogical Consistency. The Apostrophe: Whose Who's Are What's What. The Ellipsis: Now You Don't. The Period: A Comfort Zone. The Comma: It Gives One Pause.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780205296323 20160528
Emphasizing "reader expectations, " this composition text provides an insightful guide to writing clearly and effectively. Reflecting on the author's decades of experience as an international writing consultant, writer, and instructor, The Sense of Structure teaches writing from the perspective of readers. This text demonstrates that readers have relatively fixed expectations of where certain words or grammatical constructions will appear in a unit of discourse. By bringing these intuitive reading processes to conscious thought, this text provides students with tools for understanding how readers interact with the structure of writing, from punctuation marks to sentences to paragraphs, and how meaning and purpose are communicated through structure.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780205296323 20160528
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xviii, 1,529 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface Acknowledgments How to Use this Book A to Z Abbreviations Acronyms Anonyms Appellations Computer Terminology Contractions Criminalistic and Data-Processing Terms Genealogical Terms Geographical Equivalents Government Agencies Historical, Musical, and Mythological Characters Initialisms Legal, Medical, Military, and Scientific Terms Short Forms Signs and Symbols Slang Airlines of the World Air-Pollution Index Airports of the World American States and Capitals Astronomical Constellations, Stars, and Symbols Bafflegab Divulged Bell Code from Bridge or Pilothouse to Engine Room Birthstones-Ancient and Modern British Counties Abbreviated Canadian Provinces Capitals of Nations, Provinces, Places, and States C-B (Citizens' Band) Radio Frequency Short-Wave Call Signs Chemical Element Symbols, Atomic Numbers, and Discovery Data Civil and Military Time Systems Compared Climatic Region Symbols Corrections Facilities and Criminalistic Terms Currencies of the World Diacritical and Punctuation Marks Dysphemistic Place-Names Earthquake Data (Richter Scale) Eponyms, Nicknames, and Geographical Names Fishing Port Registration Symbols (Great Britain and Ireland) Greek Alphabet International Civil Aircraft Markings International Conversions Simplified International Radio Alphabet and Code International Vehicle License Letters International Yacht Racing Union Nationality Codes Inventions and Inventors Irish Counties Abbreviated Mexican State Names and Abbreviations Musical Nicknames and Superlatives National Capitals National Holidays National Parks Numbered Abbreviations Numeration Oldest American Settlements Phobias Ports of the World Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States Principles, Laws, Rules, Theories, and Doctrines Proofreaders' Marks Railroad Conductors' Cord-Pull Signals Plus Engineers' Whistle Signals Railroads of the World Roman Numerals Rules of the Road-at Sea Russian Alphabet Ship's Bell Time Signals Signs and Symbols Frequently Used (including Emoticons) States, Nations, and Territories Steamship Lines Superlatives U.S. Naval Ship Symbols Vehicle Registration Symbols (Index Markers) Weather Symbols (Beaufort Scale) Wedding Anniversary Symbols Winds and Rains of the World Zip-Coded Automatic Data-Processing Abbreviations Zodiacal Signs.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849390036 20160528
Abbreviations, nicknames, jargon, and other short forms save time, space, and effort - provided they are understood. Thousands of new and potentially confusing terms become part of the international vocabulary each year, while our communications are relayed to one another with increasing speed. PDAs link to PCs. The Net has grown into data central, shopping mall, and grocery store all rolled into one. E-mail is faster than snail mail, cell phones are faster yet - and it is all done 24/7. Longtime and widespread use of certain abbreviations, such as R.S.V.P., has made them better understood standing alone than spelled out. Certainly we are more comfortable saying DNA than deoxyribonucleic acid - but how many people today really remember what the initials stand for? "The Abbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition" gives you this and other information from Airlines of the World to the Zodiacal Signs. Still a standard reference after more than 40 years, this edition continues the tradition of accuracy and comprehensiveness that has made it a classic. It remains the international sourcebook for locating elusive or general information on a vast array of topics. Updated and expanded, the Tenth Edition contains abbreviations, acronyms, appellations, contractions, numbered abbreviations and other short forms from computing, high technology, science, and a broad range of other fields, pastimes, groups, and of course, government and the military. "Abbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition", is also the ready reference for useful information on such diverse topics as computer jargon, earthquake data, English grammar and usage, international conversions, medical terminology, wedding anniversaries, Zip coding, and more. It is a current, easily accessible resource for locating some of the most elusive and confusing elements of our language. When you have the Abbreviations Dictionary on your shelf, you will not need any other reference for short forms or abbreviations. See what's new in the Tenth Edition: 15, 000 new references; two completely new sections; expanded and updated sections such as Bafflegab Divulged, Eponyms, Nicknames and Geographical Names, and Symbols-including Emoticons.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849390036 20160528
Green Library, Science Library (Li and Ma)
xviii, 105 p. ; 18 cm.
  • FOREWORD. INTRODUCTION. I.ELEMENTARY RULES OF USAGE. 1.Form the Possessive Singular of Nouns by Adding 's. 2.In a Series of Three or More Terms with a Single Conjunction, Use a Comma after Each Term except the Last. 3.Enclose Parenthetic Expressions between Commas. 4.Place a Comma before a Conjunction Introducing an Independent Clause. 5.Do Not Join Independent Clauses with a Comma. 6.Do Not Break Sentences in Two. 7.Use a Colon after an Independent Clause to Introduce a List of Particulars, an Appositive, an Amplification, or an Illustrative Question. 8.Use a Dash to Set Off an Abrupt Break or Interruption and to Announce a Long Appositive or Summary. 9.The Number of the Subject Determines the Number of the Verb. 10.Use the Proper Case of Pronoun. 11.A Participial Phrase at the Beginning of the Sentence Must Refer to the Grammatical Subject. II.ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION. 12.Choose a Suitable Sesign and Hold to It. 13.Make the Paragraph the unit of Composition. 14.Use the Active Voice. 15.Put Statements in Positive Form. 16.Use Definite, Specific, Concrete Language. 17.Omit Needless Words. 18.Avoid a Succession of Loose Sentences. 19.Express Coordinate Ideas in Similar Form. 20.Keep Related Words Together. 21.In Summaries, Keep to One Tense. 22.Place the Emphatic Words of a Sentence at the End. III.A FEW MATTERS OF FORM. IV.WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS COMMONLY MISUSED. V.AN APPROACH TO STYLE (WITH A LIST OF REMINDERS). 1.Place Yourself in the Background. 2.Write in a Way That Comes Naturally. 3.Work From a Suitable Style. 4.Write with Nouns and Verbs. 5.Revise and Rewrite. 6.Do Not Overwrite. 7.Do Not Overstate. 8.Avoid the Use of Qualifiers. 9.Do Not Affect a Breezy Manner. 10.Use Orthodox Spelling. 11.Do Not Explain Too Much. 12.Do Not Construct Awkward Adverbs. 13.Make Sure the Reader Knows Who is Speaking. 14.Avoid Fancy Words. 15.Do Not Use Dialect Unless Your Ear Is Good. 16.Be Clear. 17.Do Not Inject Opinion. 18.Use Figures of Speech Sparingly. 19.Do Not Take Shortcuts at the Cost of Clarity. 20.Avoid Foreign Languages. 21.Prefer the Standard to the Offbeat. Afterword. Glossary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780205309023 20160528
You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered.This book's unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780205309023 20160528
You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. The revisions to the new edition are purposely kept minimal in order to retain the book's unique tone, wit, and charm. A new Glossary of the grammatical terms used in the book provides a convenient reference for readers. The discussion of pronoun use is revised to reflect the contemporary concern with sexist language. In addition, there are numerous slight revisions in the book itself which implement this advice. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered.This book has conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780205313426 20160528
Green Library, Engineering Library (Terman), Marine Biology Library (Miller), Philosophy Library (Tanner), Science Library (Li and Ma)
CEE-271A-01, HISTORY-209S-01
x, 100 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library, Science Library (Li and Ma)
882 p. ; 23 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xii, 173 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
86, 2662 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 33 cm.
Green Library, Music Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage), Science Library (Li and Ma)
v. 28 cm.
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley), Math & Statistics Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage), Science Library (Li and Ma)
vii, 195 p. 24cm.
Philosophy Library (Tanner), Science Library (Li and Ma)
xv, 34, 418 p. ; 23 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley), Science Library (Li and Ma)