Book
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.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-708-01, LAW-718-01
Book
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
  • Introduction 'A distemper of learning': the languages of science -- 1. Orlando Curioso: the lapsarian style of Thomas Browne -- 2. Equivocal Boyle and the enamelled telescope -- 3. 'A blessing in the wilderness': the place of science -- 4. Dining Out in the Republic of Letters: the rhetoric of scientific correspondence -- 5. The Counsel of Herbs: scientific georgic -- Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The writing of science in the period 1580-1700 is artfully, diffidently, carelessly, boldly, and above all self-consciously literary. The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century English Literature considers the literary textures of science writing - its rhetorical figures, neologisms, its uses of parody, romance, and various kinds of verse. The experimental and social practices of science are examined through literary representations of the laboratory, of collaborative retirement, of virtual, epistolary conversation, and of an imagined paradise of investigative fellowship and learning. Claire Preston argues that the rhetorical, generic, and formal qualities of scientific writing are also the intellectual processes of early-modern science itself. How was science to be written in this period? That question, which piqued natural philosophers who were searching for apt conventions of scientific language and report, was initially resolved by the humanist rhetorical and generic skills in which they were already highly trained. At the same time non-scientific writers, enthralled by the developments of science, were quick to deploy ideas and images from astronomy, optics, chemistry, biology, and medical practices. Practising scientists and inspired laymen or quasi-scientists produced new, adjusted, or hybrid literary forms, often collapsing the distinction between the factual and the imaginative, between the rhetorically ornate and the plain. Early-modern science and its literary vehicles are frequently indistinguishable, scientific practice and scientific expression mutually involved. Among the major writers discussed are Montaigne, Bacon, Donne, Browne, Lovelace, Boyle, Sprat, Oldenburg, Evelyn, Cowley, and Dryden.
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Book
253 p. ; 21 cm.
  • L'état de la question -- L'architecture textuelle. Les relations textuelles -- La relation scientifique logique linguistique. Une typologie des relations (mathématiques). Les relations substantielles. Les relations formelles. Composition ou structure textuelle -- L'organisation relationnelle et l'analyse modulaire du discours -- L'architecture textuelle relationnelle. Grille d'analyse préliminaire -- La structure de l'ouvrage -- La généralisation -- Le terme de 'généralisation' 'généraliser'. Les trois acceptions de la généralisation -- Une première description intuitive des marques de généralisation : généralement et plus généralement -- Une deuxième description intuitive des marques de généralisation : en général et plus généralement -- Deux marques de généralisation dans les mathématiques -- L'induction et la généralisation -- La généralisation (relative) dans les mathématiques -- En guise de conclusion. La généralisation intensionnelle vs la généralisation extensionnelle -- La particularisation -- Un exemple pour commencer -- La particularisation une définition -- Le corpus fréquence (particulièrement, en particulier, des marqueurs contenant le nom cas, autres particularisations) -- Les dictionnaires sens et signification (particulièrement, en particulier et cas "particularisant"). Distribution des marques particulièrement, en particulier et le nom cas dans les dictionnaires -- Particulièrement -- En particulier -- Cas -- La classification des marques de la particularisation particulièrement, en particulier et dans ce cas -- Particulièrement classification -- En particulier classification -- 'Théorie des stéréotypes et notion de classe particulièrement -- Règle d'emploi discursif particulièrement -- Analyse des textes mathématiques : particulièrement, en particulier, cas et autres particularisations -- La particularisation mathématique : particulièrement -- La particularisation mathématique : en particulier -- La particularisation mathématique : cas -- La particularisation mathématique : autres particularisations -- Conclusions. Comparaison du comportement de particulièrement et en particulier dans le texte mathématique -- L'exemplification -- L'exemplification en tant que phénomène (linguistique) textuel -- L'exemplification en tant que phénomène (linguistique) grammatical -- L'exemplification en tant que phénomène (rhétorique) argumentatif -- L'exemplification en tant que type textuel et genre littéraire -- L'exemplification en tant que problème pratique, de la théorie de la composition et de l'interprétation -- Les marques mathématiques de l'exemplification -- Exemple -- Exemples -- Exemple + nombre -- Par exemple -- Autres exemplifications : comme, problème, parmi... citons -- Quelques aspects linguistiques de l'exemplification -- Le marqueur de l'exemplification est-il obligatoire ? -- L'exception -- Une première distinction parmi les relations exceptives : exception vs réserve -- Les exceptions -- Les réserves -- Types d'exceptions et types de réserves -- Quelques propositions de formalisation -- La formalisation des exceptions -- La formalisation des réserves -- L'exception, la force de quantification et l'informativité du discours
  • Les marques exceptives -- Les marques exceptives une vue d'ensemble -- La sémantique négative des marques exceptives -- La négation explétive -- Moins -- Sauf -- Quitte à. Quelques considérations préliminaires -- Vers une définition négative de la relation introduite par "quitte à" -- Vers une définition affirmative de Fp quitte à Fq : condition complexe/alternative -- La valeur sémantique essentielle de Fp quitte à Fq -- Autres aspects de la sémantique de Fp quitte à Fq -- Quelques remarques conclusives -- La-reformulation -- Quelques hypothèses de travail et l'inventaire des marques de la reformulation -- Quelques remarques préliminaires -- Reé et Rent entre le syntagme et le bloc textuel quelques caractéristiques syntaxiques -- Connecteur transphrastique -- Connecteur inter propositionnel -- Relateur syntagmatique -- Le rapport sémantique entre Reé et Rent. Les types d'écart entre les contenus propositionnels de Reé et Rent -- Le Reé est globalement équivalent au Rent -- Le Rent est une synthèse du Reé -- Le Rent est une implication de Reé -- Les rapports entre le Reé et le Rent dans le discours -- Les marques de la reformulation en mathématique et leur emploi -- En guise de conclusion.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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.
Engineering Library (Terman)
ENGR-202W-01, ENGR-202W-02
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.
Green Library
Book
144 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Why science PIOs matter (and communication 101)
  • Finding stories and deciding what to write about
  • Writing stories
  • Pitching stories
  • Illustrating stories with multimedia
  • Getting scientists to tell their stories
  • Telling the story yourself: social media and blogs
  • Measuring your story's success: metrics
  • Stories you don't want: crisis communications
  • Conclusion: The science PIO commandments.
Whether sharing a spectacular shot from a deep-space probe, announcing a development in genetic engineering, or crafting an easy-to-reference list of cancer risk factors, science public information officers, or PIOs, serve as scientific liaisons, connecting academic, nonprofit, government, and other research organizations with the public. And as traditional media outlets cut back on their science coverage, PIOs are becoming a vital source for science news. W. Matthew Shipman's Handbook for Science Public Information Officers covers all aspects of communication strategy and tactics for members of this growing specialty. It includes how to pitch a story, how to train researchers to navigate interviews, how to use social media effectively, and how to respond to a crisis. The handbook offers a wealth of practical advice while teaching science PIOs how to think critically about what they do and how they do it, so that they will be prepared to take advantage of any situation, rather than being overwhelmed by it. For all science communicators-whether they're starting their careers, crossing over from journalism or the research community, or professional communicators looking to hone their PIO skills-Shipman's Handbook for Science Public Information Officers will become their go-to reference.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
Book
xx, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • List of Figures List of Tables Series Editor Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Understanding Plain Language and Opportunities to Use It Chapter 2. Overview of Ethics in the Technical and Professional Communication Literature Chapter 3. Perspectives on Plain Language and Ethics from Professionals around the World Chapter 4. Profile: Healthwise, Inc. Chapter 5. Profile: Civic Design Chapter 6. Profile: Restyling the Federal Rules of Evidence Chapter 7. Profile: CommonTerms Chapter 8. Profile: Health Literacy Missouri Chapter 9. Profile: Kleimann Communication Group and TILA-RESPA Documentation Chapter 10. Public Examples of Dialogic Communication in Clear Language in the 21st Century Chapter 11. Conclusion References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Plain Language and Ethical Action examines and evaluates principles and practices of plain language that technical content producers can apply to meet their audiences' needs in an ethical way. Applying the BUROC framework (Bureaucratic, Unfamiliar, Rights-Oriented, and Critical) to identify situations in which audiences will benefit from plain language, this work offers in-depth profiles show how six organizations produce effective plain-language content. The profiles show plain-language projects done by organizations ranging from grassroots volunteers on a shoe-string budget, to small nonprofits, to consultants completing significant federal contacts. End-of-chapter questions and exercises provide tools for students and practitioners to reflect on and apply insights from the book. Reflecting global commitments to plain language, this volume includes a case study of a European group based in Sweden along with results from interviews with plain-language experts around the world, including Canada, England, South Africa. Portugal, Australia, and New Zealand. This work is intended for use in courses in information design, technical and professional communication, health communication, and other areas producing plain language communication. It is also a crucial resource for practitioners developing plain-language technical content and content strategists in a variety of fields, including health literacy, technical communication, and information design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Green Library
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)
Green Library
Book
1 online resource Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Introduction.- Written Communication in Drug Development.- Written Communication in Academic Settings.- Language Pitfalls: Native English Speakers.- Language Pitfalls: Non-Native English Speakers.- Scientific Misconduct.- Key Statistical Concepts.- Tables and Graphs.- International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) and Other Guidelines.- The Investigators' Brochure.- Initiating Clinical Programs (IND & IMPD).- The CTD: Overviews and Summary Documents.- Study Protocols and Reports.- Scientific Papers.- Publication Strategy.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
A document may be based on accurate medical and scientific information, follow guidelines precisely, and be well written in clear and correct language, but may still fail to achieve its objectives. The strategic approach described in this book will help you to turn good medical and scientific writing into successful writing. It describes clearly and concisely how to identify the target audience and the desired outcome, and how to construct key messages for a wide spectrum of documents. Irrespective of your level of expertise and your seniority in the pharmaceutical, regulatory, or academic environment, this book is an essential addition to your supporting library. The authors share with you many years of combined experience in the pharmaceutical and academic environment and in the writing of successful outcome-driven documents.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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)
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Book
1 online resource (1 volume)
  • 1. BASICS OF TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION -- 2. BARRIERS TO COMMUNICATION -- 3. NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION -- 4. ACTIVE LISTENING -- 5. EFFECTIVE SPEAKING -- 6. CONVERSATIONS AND DIALOGUES -- 7. FORMAL PRESENTATIONS -- 8. INTERVIEWS -- 9. GROUP COMMUNICATION -- 10. READING COMPREHENSION -- 11. ELEMENTS OF EFFECTIVE WRITING -- 12. THE ART OF CONDENSATION -- 13. TECHNICAL REPORTS -- 14. TECHNICAL PROPOSALS -- 15. FORMAL LETTERS, MEMOS, AND EMAIL -- 16. RESEARCH PAPERS AND TECHNICAL DESCRIPTIONS -- 17. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The text material has been restructured to provide a more balanced and exhaustive coverage of the subject. The text discusses the core concepts of technical communication and explains them with the help of numerous examples and practice exercises. The book also provides support for soft skills laboratory sessions through a companion CD. With its in-depth coverage and practical orientation, the book is useful not only for students, but also as a reference material for corporate training programmes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book
xvii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • FOUNDING PRINCIPLES Introduction to SOPs What Is an SOP? Why Do We Have SOPs? Why Do We Follow SOPs? Beyond SOPs Say What We Do, Do What We Say Document Hierarchies Controlled Documents and Managed Documents Overview of the Hierarchy More about Controlled Document Types More about Managed Document Types Other Document Types Hard-to-Classify Documents SOP of SOPs When to Have an SOP Should It Be an SOP? When an SOP Is Not Needed Other Ways to Introduce Consistency SOP of SOPs What the SOP Should Say Who, What, When, and Where How and the Level of Detail Cover One Topic or Many Topics? Too Many or Too Few SOPs SOP of SOPs Where to Put the Output What Is a Trial Master File? Contents of a TMF The TMF Connection to SOPs Not All Documents Belong in the TMF SOP of SOPs WRITING, REVIEWING, APPROVING, AND POSTING Who Writes SOPs? Which Department Provides the Author? Selecting an Author Clinical Development's Controlled Document Group SOP of SOPs Document A Stable Process SOPs Should Not Be Theoretical Testing a Procedure When You Cannot Pilot SOP of SOPs Mapping a New Process Assemble a Team Review Regulatory Requirements List Steps or Actions in the Right Order Who Is Responsible? Who Is Involved? Identify Inputs and Outputs Be Aware of Sequence and Prerequisites Translate the Process into an SOP Stay Aligned with Any Approved Process Maps SOP of SOPs The SOP Template Document Header Purpose and Scope Definitions and Background Responsibility Procedure Document Disposition References Appendices Revision History Other Considerations SOP of SOPs SOP Review and Approval Concentric Rings of Review Best Practices for Review Approval How Long Does this Take? Reviewing Documents from Other Departments SOP of SOPs Posting: Setting Up for Success Is it Really Ready to Post? Communication Plans SOP Release Cut-Over Rules Posting SOPs SOP of SOPs MAINTAINING SOPs-- MAINTAINING COMPLIANCE Deviations from Controlled Procedures Retrospective Deviations Prospective Deviations Documenting Deviations Deviations from Supporting Documents Is It Really a Deviation? SOP of SOPs Active SOP Maintenance The Environment Changes Documents Change Initiating an Update Regular SOP Review SOP of SOPs HELPING STAFF FOLLOW SOPs Finding SOPs Controlled Document Identifiers Internal Web Pages Indexes SOP of SOPs Training on SOPs Options for Training Who Has to Train on Which SOPs? Training Periods Delta Training and Minor Releases SOP of SOPs Department-Managed Documents Founding Principles Writing, Reviewing, Approving and Posting Maintaining Compliance Helping Staff Use Department-Managed Documents The Document on Department-Managed Documents ADDITIONAL TOPICS Where to Start When the Company Is Virtual Small Companies Taking on Activities As the Company Continues to Grow SOPs During Mergers and Acquisitions At First The Transition Period Later Trial Master Files SOP on Acquisitions and Mergers? Controlled Glossaries Starting the Glossary Role Names in the Glossary Maintaining the Glossary Using Glossaries Example SOP Template Example SOP of SOPs.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Writing and Managing SOPs for GCP is the first book to discuss managing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) from conception to retirement. It recommends approaches that have a direct impact on improving SOP and regulatory compliance. Throughout the text, the book provides a user's point of view to keep topics focused on the practical aspects of SOPs and SOP management. The idea of specifically calling out approaches to SOP creation and maintenance in an effort to make it easier for users to stay in compliance is a theme found throughout all book chapters. Examples in each chapter provide accurate reflections of real-world experiences to illustrate the discussion. The book also includes an example "SOP of SOPs" along with an associated SOP template.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Math & Statistics Library
Book
1 online resource (310 pages)
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)
Green Library
Book
x, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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)
Math & Statistics Library
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)
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
Book
1 online resource (291 pages).

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