xi, 164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Offering expertise in the teaching of writing (Kim Jaxon) and the teaching of science (Leslie Atkins Elliott and Irene Salter), this book will help instructors create classrooms in which students use writing to learn and think scientifically. The authors provide concrete approaches for engaging students in practices that mirror the work that writing plays in the development and dissemination of scientific ideas, as opposed to replicating the polished academic writing of research scientists. Addressing a range of genres that can help students deepen their scientific reasoning and inquiry, this text includes activities, guidelines, resources, and assessment suggestions. Composing Science is a valuable resource for university-level science faculty, science methods course instructors in teacher preparation programs, and secondary science teachers who have been asked to address the Common Core ELA Standards.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807758069 20170117
Education Library (Cubberley)
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
1 online resource (305 pages) : illustrations.
  • Networked digital spaces: Twitter in the composition classroom / Stephanie N. Phillips
  • Blog love: blogging (and microblogging) communities as writing classroom companions / Clarissa J. Walker
  • Using Twitter to scaffold English composition / Brian C. Harrell
  • From expository blog to engaged e-portfolio: a student-centered pedagogy in process / Jill Darling
  • This is the remix: remediating pedagogy practices / Shannon Butts
  • Social media and the rhetorical situation: finding common ground between students' lives and writing courses / Katherine Fredlund
  • Reblogging as writing: the role of Tumblr in the writing classroom / Meghan McGuire
  • Socializing composition: entering the conversation of SNS in composition / Ken Hayes
  • Creating meaning for millennials: Bakhtin, Rosenblatt, and the use of social media in the composition classroom / Erin Trauth
  • Slacktivism, supervision, and #selfies: illuminating social media composition through reception theory / Elisabeth H. Buck
  • The blogging method: improving traditional student writing practices / Christine Fiore
  • Teaching casual writing for professional success with Twitter: digital small talk and the new textese / Amy Rubens
  • Curating the public self: helping students present an authentic, professional persona via LinkedIn / Erin Trauth
  • #WordUp! : student responses to social media in the technical writing classroom / Kendra N. Bryant
  • Using Wikipedia to teach written health communication / Melissa Vosen Callens
  • Designing a wiki-based course for enhancing the practice of writing skills in the 21st century: moving from theoretical grounding into practical knowledge / Ahmed Abdulateef Al Khateeb.
Basic composition courses have become a fundamental requirement for the major of university degrees available today. These classes allow students to enhance their critical thinking, writing, and reading skills; however, frequent use of technology and online activity can be detrimental to students' comprehension. Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the integration of social media platforms into academic writing classes, focusing on how such technology encourages writing and enables students to grasp basic composition skills in classroom settings. Highlighting emerging theoretical foundations and pedagogical practices, this book is ideally designed for educators, upper-level students, researchers, and academic professionals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522505624 20161213
xxii, 746 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Scientific writing basics : style and composition
  • Planning and laying the foundation
  • Manuscripts : research papers and review articles
  • Grant proposals
  • Posters and presentations
  • Job applications.
"Covers all the areas of scientific communication that a scientist needs to know and to master in order to successfully promote his or her research and career. This unique "all-in-one" handbook begins with a discussion of the basics of scientific writing style and composition and then applies these principles to writing research papers, review articles, grant proposals, research statements, and résumés and to preparing academic presentations and posters."--Page 4 of cover.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxii, 746 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations, Third Edition, covers all the areas of scientific communication that a scientist needs to know and master in order to successfully promote his or her research and career. This unique "all-in-one" handbook begins with a discussion of the basic principles of scientific writing style and composition and then applies these principles to writing research papers, review articles, grant proposals, research statements, and resumes, as well as to preparing academic presentations and posters. FEATURES A practical presentation carefully introduces basic writing mechanics before moving into manuscript planning and organizational strategies. Extensive hands-on guidance for composing scientific documents and presentations then follows. Relevant and multidisciplinary examples selected from real research papers and grant proposals by writers ranging from students to Nobel Laureates illustrate clear technical writing and common mistakes that one should avoid. Annotated text passages bring the writing principles and guidelines to life by applying them to real-world, relevant, and multidisciplinary examples. Extensive end-of-chapter exercise sets provide the opportunity to review style and composition principles and encourage readers to apply them to their own writing. Writing guidelines and revision checklists warn scientists against common pitfalls and equip them with the most successful techniques to revise a scientific paper, review article, or grant proposal. The book's clear, easy-to-follow writing style appeals to both native and non-native English speakers; special ESL features also point out difficulties experienced primarily by non-native speakers. Tables and lists of sample sentences and phrases aid in composing different sections of a scientific paper, review article, or grant proposal. Thorough attention to research articles advises readers on composing successful manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals from initial drafting to the response to reviewers. Comprehensive coverage of grant writing guides scientists through the entire process of applying for a grant, from the initial letter of inquiry to proposal revision and submission.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190278540 20170227
Engineering Library (Terman), Science Library (Li and Ma)
ENGR-202W-01, ENGR-202W-02
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-718-01, LAW-7827-01
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.
Education Library (Cubberley), Science Library (Li and Ma)
222 pages ; 23 cm.
  • L'argumentation "au coeur des écrits scientifiques" : quelle formule pour quelles réalités ? -- Quelle conception de l'énonciation pour l'analyse de l'argumentation dans les écrits scientifiques ? -- Argumentations sur les objets et textes socio-scientifiques -- L'argumentation de l'image scientifique : une affaire de méréologie -- L'argumentation dans les écrits scientifiques : le point de vue des chercheurs -- "Assessment" de l'écrit scientifique et transformation du savoir-écrire -- Marquage lexical et effets d'évidence dans les écrits de recherche -- Aborder la notion d'auteur scientifique dans la formation universitaire -- La synthèse documentaire dans le mémoire d'application : l'argumentation victime de la collision générique -- Un argumentaire légitime et crédible ? -- Analyse d'extraits de mémoires professionnels en formation à l'enseignement secondaire -- Quelques aspects de la cohérence textuelle dans des écrits de recherche d'étudiants de Master -- De l'édition scientifique à l'enseignement de la communication écrite : réflexion sur une expérience -- Rhétorique et didactique de la critique -- Pour une didactique des disciplines universitaires ?
"Ce volume réunit les Actes du Colloque "Argumenter dans les écrits scientifiques" qui s'est tenu à l'Université Libre de Bruxelles les 13 et 14 novembre 2014, et dont l'objectif était d'apporter des éclairages actuels quant aux lieux, aux enjeux et aux réalisations de l'argumentation selon les types d'écrits scientifiques, les contextes institutionnels, géographiques et disciplinaires. Il importe de préciser que les écrits scientifiques abordés dans les différentes contributions vont des productions émanant de chercheurs professionnels à celles des apprentis-chercheurs que sont les étudiants, et couvrent aussi bien les sciences humaines et sociales que les sciences "dures" et naturelles. S'il n'est pas faux de considérer que, selon une formule stéréotypée, "l'argumentation est au coeur des écrits scientifiques", les travaux des linguistes et des didacticiens montrent toutefois que la question est complexe. En effet, les diverses manières de désigner l'argumentation, dans ce contexte, reflètent de nombreuses nuances à propos de ses objets et de ses manifestations. À ces diverses représentations, il convient de plus d'articuler les débats sur des questions vives concernant l'écriture de la recherche et le positionnement du chercheur, telles que : étayage, objectivité, neutralité, effacement vs point de vue personnel voire engagement ... Le sujet de l'argumentation dans les écrits scientifiques est abordé ici sous les angles linguistique et didactique. Ainsi, ces écrits sont analysés comme genres et comme pratiques de chercheurs, dans leurs dimensions discursive, textuelle, énonciative et communicationnelle. Mais ils sont aussi envisagés à l'aune des circonstances et des particularités de leur enseignement, en tant que jalons du champ des Littéracies Universitaires."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvi, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
With more than three-quarters of a million copies sold since its first publication, The Craft of Research has helped generations of researchers at every level from first-year undergraduates to advanced graduate students to research reporters in business and government learn how to conduct effective and meaningful research. Conceived by seasoned researchers and educators Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, this fundamental work explains how to find and evaluate sources, anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and integrate these pieces into an argument that stands up to reader critique. The fourth edition has been thoroughly but respectfully revised by Joseph Bizup and William T. FitzGerald. It retains the original five-part structure, as well as the sound advice of earlier editions, but reflects the way research and writing are taught and practiced today. Its chapters on finding and engaging sources now incorporate recent developments in library and Internet research, emphasizing new techniques made possible by online databases and search engines. Bizup and FitzGerald provide fresh examples and standardized terminology to clarify concepts like argument, warrant, and problem. Following the same guiding principle as earlier editions that the skills of doing and reporting research are not just for elite students but for everyone this new edition retains the accessible voice and direct approach that have made The Craft of Reasearch a leader in the field of research reference. With updated examples and information on evaluation and using contemporary sources, this beloved classic is ready for the next generation of researchers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226239736 20161213
Education Library (Cubberley)
1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (some color).
  • Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Science Communication 1.3 Summary 1.4 Study Questions 1.5 Suggested Readings 1.6 References Chapter 2: Publishing work in academic journals 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Scoping your deliverables 2.3 Choosing a journal 2.4 Writing and manuscript preparation 2.5 The peer review process 2.6 Reviewing papers 2.7 Citations and metrics - getting recognised 2.8 Summary 2.9 Study Questions 2.10 Suggested Readings 2.11 References Chapter 3: Applying for Funding 3.1 Introduction 3.2 What makes a good idea? 3.3 How to find a funding body and funding calls 3.4 What are the components of a research proposal? 3.4.1 Case for support 3.4.2 Pathway to impact 3.5 Budgeting 3.6 The funding process and peer review 3.7 Summary 3.8 Study Questions 3.9 Suggested Reading 3.10 References Chapter 4: Presenting 4.1 Introduction 4.2 A three-way approach 4.2.1 Developing your narrative 4.2.2 Understanding your audience 4.2.3 Managing yourself 4.3 Dealing with nerves 4.4 Rhetoric 4.5 Using your tools 4.6 Timings 4.7 Answering questions (and asking them) 4.8 Poster design & etiquette 4.9 Summary 4.10 Study Questions 4.11 Suggested Readings 4.12 References Chapter 5: Outreach and Public Engagement 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Nomenclature 5.3 Working with children 5.3.1 Children in a formal environment 5.3.2 Children in an informal environment 5.4 General Public 5.5 Citizen Science 5.6 Funding 5.7 Advertising 5.8 Evaluation 5.9 Training 5.10 Summary 5.11 Study Questions 5.12 References 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Why, when, and how to, engage with the media 6.3 Press releases 6.4 Constructing a narrative for mass media 6.5 Television and Radio interviews 6.6 Summary 6.7 Suggested Reading 6.8 Study Questions 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Blogs 7.3 Podcasts 7.4 Social media platforms 7.5 Twitter 7.6 Facebook 7.7 LinkedIn 7.8 YouTube 7.9 Research Gate 7.10 Others 7.11 Digital Collaborations 7.12 Summary 7.13 Study Questions 7.14 Suggested Readings Chapter 8: Other Essential Research skills 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Time management 8.3 Networking 8.4 Teamwork 8.5 Objective reflection 8.6 Mentoring 8.7 Career Planning 8.8 Open Science 8.8.1 Open Access 8.9 Integrity 8.10 Summary 8.11 Study Questions 8.12 Further Study 8.13 References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750311717 20161031
Scientists are often perceived to be poor communicators, but this can be due to a lack of formalised training at undergraduate level and beyond, rather than an innate inability to communicate. There are many areas of communication that scientists are expected to excel at; for example the writing of technical reports and scientific papers. However, even in these fields there is often very little training given to scientists, with the majority of them expected to learn on the job in a kind of peer-review trial by fire. Effective Science Communication: A practical guide to engaging as a scientist provides a concise and practical guide devoted to the myriad of ways that scientists are expected to communicate in their day-to-day lives, combining for the first time modern methods of engagement such as dealing with the modern media and professional social networking, with traditional methods of technical (and non-technical) presentation, paper-writing and proposal shaping. By offering practical and applicable advice, it provides effectual tools to develop skills to communicate with a variety of audiences in an effective and engaging manner. It includes specific examples and advice on how to apply best practice, and also focuses on teaching the underlying skills that are necessary to use the required tools; for example when demonstrating how to give effective presentations, there will be a focus on the underlying skillset (confidence, pacing, stance) that is necessary to be an effective narrator and communicator, rather than simply talking about the toolset (e.g. how to make nice PowerPoint slides). The book provides a helping hand to all scientists, but especially those beginning their career.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750311717 20161031
1 online resource (1 volume)
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)9780198704805 20160619
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198704805 20160619
1 online resource (xvi, 318 pages) : illustrations.
Technical Writing for Engineering Professionals provides a toolkit for developing technical reports quickly and efficiently. The book offers clear, specific guidelines for developing each of the sections (abstract, conclusions, introduction, and discussion) and designing and using graphics that illustrate your results. Weatherford's approach can be applied in all types of writing, from email and letters to project proposals and final reports. The book also includes tips for using English that will help keep your writing crisp and clear. Anyone in a technical profession, from intern to management, who wants to implement a better, faster, and more consistent approach to writing will benefit from reading this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781593703707 20170213
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)
xix, 410 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Part I: Principles. Seven basic principles ; Causality, statistical significance, and substantive significance ; Five more technical principles
  • Part II: Tools. Basic types of quantitative comparisons ; Creating effective tables ; Creating effective charts ; Choosing effective examples and analogies
  • Part III: Pulling it all together. Writing about distributions and associations ; Writing about data and methods ; Writing scientific papers and reports ; Speaking about numbers ; Writing for applied audiences : issue briefs, chartbooks, posters, and general-interest articles
  • Appendix A. Implementing "Generalization, example, exceptions" (GEE)
  • Appendix B. Comparison of research papers, oral presentations, and posters.
Earning praise from scientists, journalists, faculty, and students, The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers has helped thousands of writers communicate data clearly and effectively. Its publication offered a much - needed bridge between good quantitative analysis and clear expository writing, using straight forward principles and efficient prose. With this new edition, Jane E. Miller draws on a decade of additional experience and research, expanding her advice on reaching everyday audiences and further integrating non-print formats. Miller opens by introducing a set of basic principles for writing about numbers, then presents a toolkit of techniques that can be applied to prose, tables, charts, and presentations. Throughout, she emphasizes flexibility, showing writers that different approaches work for different kinds of data and different types of audiences. The second edition adds a chapter on writing about numbers for lay audiences, explaining how to avoid overwhelming readers with jargon. Also new is an appendix comparing the contents and formats of speeches, research posters, and papers, to teach writers how to create all three without starting each from scratch. An expanded companion website includes new resources such as slide shows and podcasts that illustrate the concepts and techniques, along with an updated study guide of problem sets and course extensions. This continues to be the only book that brings together all the tasks that go into writing about numbers in one volume. Field-tested with students and professionals alike, this holistic book is the go - to guide for everyone who writes or speaks about numbers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226185774 20160928
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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)
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)
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
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.
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Science Library (Li and Ma)

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