Book
x, 262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Part I General Advice about Writing and Reading Biology 1. Introduction and General Rules What Lies Ahead? What Do Biologists Write About, and Why? The Keys to Success Avoiding Plagiarism On Using Computers in Writing On Using Computers for Data Storage, Analysis, and Presentation Summary Technology Tip 1. Using Shortcuts and AutoCorrect 2. Locating Useful Sources What Lies Ahead? Easy Ways to Access The Primary Literature Using Indexes Using Science Citation Index Using Current Contents Connect Using Medline and Other Databases Prowling the Internet Conducting Web Searches: Developing Productive Search Strategies Final Thoughts About Efficient Searching: Technology Isn't Everything Closing Thoughts Summary Technology Tip 2. Using Search Engines E ffectively 3. General Advice on Reading, Note Taking, and Avoiding Plagiarism What Lies Ahead? Why Read and What to Read Effective Reading Reading Data: Plumbing the Depths of Figures and Tables Take Notes in Your Own Words Final Thoughts on Note Taking: Document Your Sources Summary 4. Reading and Writing About Statistical Analyses What Lies Ahead? Statistical Essentials Summary: Using Statistics to Test Hypotheses Moving Beyond p-Values Reading About Statistics Writing About Statistics Summary 5. Citing Sources and Listing References What Lies Ahead? Citing Sources Summary of Citation Format Rules Preparing the Literature Cited Section A Sample Literature Cited Section Technology Tip 3. Bibliographic Management S oftware Technology Tip 4. Producing Hanging Indents 6. Revising What Lies Ahead? Preparing the Draft for Surgery: Plotting Idea Maps Revising for Content Revising for Clarity Revising for Completeness Revising for Conciseness Revising for Flow Revising for Teleology and Anthropomorphism Revising For Spelling Errors Revising for Grammar and Proper Word Usage Becoming a Good Reviewer Checklist Technology Tip 5. Tracking Changes Made to Documents 115 Part II Guidelines for Specific Tasks Prelude: Why Are You Writing Papers and Proposals and Giving Talks? 7. Writing Summaries, Critiques, Essays, and Review Papers What Lies Ahead? Writing Summaries and Critiques Sample Student Summary Writing Essays and Review Papers Checklist for Essays and Review Papers 8. Answering Essay Questions Basic Principles Applying the Principles Summary 9. Writing Laboratory and Other Research Reports What Lies Ahead? Why Are You Doing This? The Purpose of Laboratory and Field Notebooks Components of the Research Report Where to Start When to Start Writing the Materials and Methods Section Writing The Results Section Citing Sources What to Do Next? Writing the Discussion Section Writing the Introduction Section Talking About Your Study Organism or Field Site Deciding on a Title Writing an Abstract Preparing an Acknowledgments Section Preparing the Literature Cited Section Preparing a Paper for Formal Publication A Note About Co-Authorship Checklist for the Final Draft Technology Tip 6. Using Computer Spreadsheets for Data Collection Technology Tip 7. Graphing with Excel 10. Writing Research Proposals What Lies Ahead? What Are Reviewers Looking For? Researching Your Topic What Makes a Good Research Question? Writing the Proposal Tightening the Logic The Life of a Real Research Proposal Checklist 11. Presenting Research Findings: Preparing Talks and Poster Presentations What Lies Ahead? Oral Presentations Writing the Talk Giving the Talk Dos and Don'ts for Oral Presentations Common PowerPoint(R) Errors Checklist for Being Judged Poster Presentations Checklist for Making Posters 12. Writing Letters of Application What Lies Ahead? Before You Start Preparing the CV Preparing the Cover Letter Getting Effective Letters of Recommendation Appendix A Commonly Used Abbreviations Appendix B Recommended Resources Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab(TM) does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyWritingLab, search for ISBN -10: 0133969894 / ISBN-13: 9780133969894 . That package includes ISBN -10: 0321984250 / ISBN-13: 9780321984258 and ISBN -10: 0133933296 / ISBN-13: 9780133933291. MyWritingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Writing Across the Curriculum or Writing About Biology. Developing the tools to effectively write about biology Teaching biology and strong writing skills simultaneously is a challenge, especially when students exhibit a range of abilities. The Ninth Edition of A Short Guide to Writing about Biology provides tools to strengthen student writing and reinforce critical thinking. Written by a prominent biologist, this best-selling guide teaches students to express ideas clearly and concisely. It emphasizes writing as a way of examining, evaluating, and refining ideas: students learn to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and communicate with clarity. Using a narrative style, the text is its own example of good analytical writing. In this new edition, students learn how to avoid plagiarism (Ch 1 and 3), read and interpret data (Ch 3, 4 and 9), prepare effective Materials and Methods sections in research reports and more (Ch 9), and prepare manuscripts for submission (Ch 9). The text also provides advice on locating useful sources (Ch 2), maintaining laboratory and field notebooks (Ch 9), communicating with different audiences (Ch 6 and 10), and crafting research proposals (Ch 10), poster presentations (Ch 11), and letters of application (Ch 12). Also available with MyWritingLab(TM) This title is also available with MyWritingLab - an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that provides engaging experiences for teaching and learning. Flexible and easily customizable, MyWritingLab helps improve students' writing through context-based learning. Whether through self-study or instructor-led learning, MyWritingLab supports and complements course work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Part I General Advice about Writing and Reading Biology 1. Introduction and General Rules What Lies Ahead? What Do Biologists Write About, and Why? The Keys to Success Avoiding Plagiarism On Using Computers in Writing On Using Computers for Data Storage, Analysis, and Presentation Summary Technology Tip 1. Using Shortcuts and AutoCorrect 2. Locating Useful Sources What Lies Ahead? Easy Ways to Access The Primary Literature Using Indexes Using Science Citation Index Using Current Contents Connect Using Medline and Other Databases Prowling the Internet Conducting Web Searches: Developing Productive Search Strategies Final Thoughts About Efficient Searching: Technology Isn't Everything Closing Thoughts Summary Technology Tip 2. Using Search Engines E ffectively 3. General Advice on Reading, Note Taking, and Avoiding Plagiarism What Lies Ahead? Why Read and What to Read Effective Reading Reading Data: Plumbing the Depths of Figures and Tables Take Notes in Your Own Words Final Thoughts on Note Taking: Document Your Sources Summary 4. Reading and Writing About Statistical Analyses What Lies Ahead? Statistical Essentials Summary: Using Statistics to Test Hypotheses Moving Beyond p-Values Reading About Statistics Writing About Statistics Summary 5. Citing Sources and Listing References What Lies Ahead? Citing Sources Summary of Citation Format Rules Preparing the Literature Cited Section A Sample Literature Cited Section Technology Tip 3. Bibliographic Management S oftware Technology Tip 4. Producing Hanging Indents 6. Revising What Lies Ahead? Preparing the Draft for Surgery: Plotting Idea Maps Revising for Content Revising for Clarity Revising for Completeness Revising for Conciseness Revising for Flow Revising for Teleology and Anthropomorphism Revising For Spelling Errors Revising for Grammar and Proper Word Usage Becoming a Good Reviewer Checklist Technology Tip 5. Tracking Changes Made to Documents 115 Part II Guidelines for Specific Tasks Prelude: Why Are You Writing Papers and Proposals and Giving Talks? 7. Writing Summaries, Critiques, Essays, and Review Papers What Lies Ahead? Writing Summaries and Critiques Sample Student Summary Writing Essays and Review Papers Checklist for Essays and Review Papers 8. Answering Essay Questions Basic Principles Applying the Principles Summary 9. Writing Laboratory and Other Research Reports What Lies Ahead? Why Are You Doing This? The Purpose of Laboratory and Field Notebooks Components of the Research Report Where to Start When to Start Writing the Materials and Methods Section Writing The Results Section Citing Sources What to Do Next? Writing the Discussion Section Writing the Introduction Section Talking About Your Study Organism or Field Site Deciding on a Title Writing an Abstract Preparing an Acknowledgments Section Preparing the Literature Cited Section Preparing a Paper for Formal Publication A Note About Co-Authorship Checklist for the Final Draft Technology Tip 6. Using Computer Spreadsheets for Data Collection Technology Tip 7. Graphing with Excel 10. Writing Research Proposals What Lies Ahead? What Are Reviewers Looking For? Researching Your Topic What Makes a Good Research Question? Writing the Proposal Tightening the Logic The Life of a Real Research Proposal Checklist 11. Presenting Research Findings: Preparing Talks and Poster Presentations What Lies Ahead? Oral Presentations Writing the Talk Giving the Talk Dos and Don'ts for Oral Presentations Common PowerPoint(R) Errors Checklist for Being Judged Poster Presentations Checklist for Making Posters 12. Writing Letters of Application What Lies Ahead? Before You Start Preparing the CV Preparing the Cover Letter Getting Effective Letters of Recommendation Appendix A Commonly Used Abbreviations Appendix B Recommended Resources Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab(TM) does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyWritingLab, search for ISBN -10: 0133969894 / ISBN-13: 9780133969894 . That package includes ISBN -10: 0321984250 / ISBN-13: 9780321984258 and ISBN -10: 0133933296 / ISBN-13: 9780133933291. MyWritingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Writing Across the Curriculum or Writing About Biology. Developing the tools to effectively write about biology Teaching biology and strong writing skills simultaneously is a challenge, especially when students exhibit a range of abilities. The Ninth Edition of A Short Guide to Writing about Biology provides tools to strengthen student writing and reinforce critical thinking. Written by a prominent biologist, this best-selling guide teaches students to express ideas clearly and concisely. It emphasizes writing as a way of examining, evaluating, and refining ideas: students learn to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and communicate with clarity. Using a narrative style, the text is its own example of good analytical writing. In this new edition, students learn how to avoid plagiarism (Ch 1 and 3), read and interpret data (Ch 3, 4 and 9), prepare effective Materials and Methods sections in research reports and more (Ch 9), and prepare manuscripts for submission (Ch 9). The text also provides advice on locating useful sources (Ch 2), maintaining laboratory and field notebooks (Ch 9), communicating with different audiences (Ch 6 and 10), and crafting research proposals (Ch 10), poster presentations (Ch 11), and letters of application (Ch 12). Also available with MyWritingLab(TM) This title is also available with MyWritingLab - an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that provides engaging experiences for teaching and learning. Flexible and easily customizable, MyWritingLab helps improve students' writing through context-based learning. Whether through self-study or instructor-led learning, MyWritingLab supports and complements course work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Biology Library (Falconer)
Status of items at Biology Library (Falconer)
Biology Library (Falconer) Status
Stacks
QH304 .P43 2016 Unknown
Book
xxii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Biology Library (Falconer)
Status of items at Biology Library (Falconer)
Biology Library (Falconer) Status
Stacks
QH304 .H64 2016 Unknown
Book
xv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface-- Part I. Basics: 1. Writing a scientific article and getting it published-- 2. Speaking about your work-- 3. Making and displaying a scientific poster-- 4. Scientific authorship-- Part II. Improving: 5. Style in writing-- 6. Frequently misused words and technical terms-- 7. Quantitative matters-- 8. Managing error-- 9. Data interrelations-- 10. Tables and figures: the evidence-- 11. Citing and referencing-- 12. Bibliography and references-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Want to learn how to present your research successfully? This practical guide for students and postdoctoral scholars offers a unique step-by-step approach to help you avoid the worst, yet most common, mistakes in biology communication. Covering irritants such as sins of ambiguity, circumlocution, inconsistency, vagueness and verbosity, misuse of words and quantitative matters, it also provides guidance to design your next piece of work effectively. Learn how to write scientific articles and get them published, prepare posters and talks that will capture your audience and develop a critical attitude towards your own work as well as that of your colleagues. With numerous practical examples, comparisons among disciplines, valuable tips and real-life anecdotes, this must-read guide will be a valuable resource to both new graduate students and their supervisors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Preface-- Part I. Basics: 1. Writing a scientific article and getting it published-- 2. Speaking about your work-- 3. Making and displaying a scientific poster-- 4. Scientific authorship-- Part II. Improving: 5. Style in writing-- 6. Frequently misused words and technical terms-- 7. Quantitative matters-- 8. Managing error-- 9. Data interrelations-- 10. Tables and figures: the evidence-- 11. Citing and referencing-- 12. Bibliography and references-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Want to learn how to present your research successfully? This practical guide for students and postdoctoral scholars offers a unique step-by-step approach to help you avoid the worst, yet most common, mistakes in biology communication. Covering irritants such as sins of ambiguity, circumlocution, inconsistency, vagueness and verbosity, misuse of words and quantitative matters, it also provides guidance to design your next piece of work effectively. Learn how to write scientific articles and get them published, prepare posters and talks that will capture your audience and develop a critical attitude towards your own work as well as that of your colleagues. With numerous practical examples, comparisons among disciplines, valuable tips and real-life anecdotes, this must-read guide will be a valuable resource to both new graduate students and their supervisors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Biology Library (Falconer), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Status of items at Biology Library (Falconer)
Biology Library (Falconer) Status
Stacks
QH304 .C685 2014 Unknown
Status of items at Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Marine Biology Library (Miller) Status
Stacks
QH304 .C685 2014 Unknown
Book
xii, 276 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • PART I General Advice about Writing and Reading.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This best-selling writing guide by a prominent biologist teaches students to think as biologists and to express ideas clearly and concisely through their writing. Providing students with the tools they'll need to be successful writers in college and their profession, A Short Guide to Writing about Biology emphasizes writing as a means to examine, evaluate, share, and refine ideas. The text teaches students how to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and how to communicate information clearly and logically. Students are also given detailed advice on locating useful sources, interpreting the results of statistical tests, maintaining effective laboratory and field notebooks, writing effective research proposals and poster presentations, writing effective applications, and communicating information to both professional and general audiences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • PART I General Advice about Writing and Reading.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This best-selling writing guide by a prominent biologist teaches students to think as biologists and to express ideas clearly and concisely through their writing. Providing students with the tools they'll need to be successful writers in college and their profession, A Short Guide to Writing about Biology emphasizes writing as a means to examine, evaluate, share, and refine ideas. The text teaches students how to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and how to communicate information clearly and logically. Students are also given detailed advice on locating useful sources, interpreting the results of statistical tests, maintaining effective laboratory and field notebooks, writing effective research proposals and poster presentations, writing effective applications, and communicating information to both professional and general audiences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Status of items at Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Marine Biology Library (Miller) Status
Stacks
QH304 .P43 2013 Unknown
Status of items at SAL3 (off-campus storage)
SAL3 (off-campus storage) Status
Stacks Request
QH304 .P43 2013 Available
Book
xvii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface 1. The Scientific Method 2. Developing a Literature Search Strategy 3. Reading and Writing Scientific Papers 4. Step-by-Step Instructions for Preparing a Laboratory Report or Scientific Paper 5. Revision 6. A 'Good' Sample Student Laboratory Report 7. Poster Presentations 8. Oral Presentations Appendix 1. Word Processing in Microsoft Word 2010 Appendix 2. Making Graphs in Microsoft Excel 2010 and Excel for Mac 2011 Appendix 3. Preparing Oral Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology is an engaging, acessible resource designed to help students obtain the skills and confidence they need to succeed as biologists. Featuring clear and practical advice to students covering the entire paper writing process, from finding primary literature, to writing a laboratory report to presenting findings, this handbook is invaluable for anyone studying biology. The fourth edition has been revised to reflect the latest technological developments, including updated appendices for Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows 7 and Excel for Mac 2011, a section on saving formats for the chart templates provided and an updated section on online backup options to recognise our increased reliance on the Internet. A wealth of online resources are also available to support your teaching; these include a Biology Lab Report Template in Microsoft Word, a Biology Lab Report Checklist, Evaluation Forms for Oral and Poster Presentations and much more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Preface 1. The Scientific Method 2. Developing a Literature Search Strategy 3. Reading and Writing Scientific Papers 4. Step-by-Step Instructions for Preparing a Laboratory Report or Scientific Paper 5. Revision 6. A 'Good' Sample Student Laboratory Report 7. Poster Presentations 8. Oral Presentations Appendix 1. Word Processing in Microsoft Word 2010 Appendix 2. Making Graphs in Microsoft Excel 2010 and Excel for Mac 2011 Appendix 3. Preparing Oral Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology is an engaging, acessible resource designed to help students obtain the skills and confidence they need to succeed as biologists. Featuring clear and practical advice to students covering the entire paper writing process, from finding primary literature, to writing a laboratory report to presenting findings, this handbook is invaluable for anyone studying biology. The fourth edition has been revised to reflect the latest technological developments, including updated appendices for Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows 7 and Excel for Mac 2011, a section on saving formats for the chart templates provided and an updated section on online backup options to recognise our increased reliance on the Internet. A wealth of online resources are also available to support your teaching; these include a Biology Lab Report Template in Microsoft Word, a Biology Lab Report Checklist, Evaluation Forms for Oral and Poster Presentations and much more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Biology Library (Falconer), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Status of items at Biology Library (Falconer)
Biology Library (Falconer) Status
Stacks
QH304 .K59 2013 Unknown
Status of items at Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Marine Biology Library (Miller) Status
Stacks
QH304 .K59 2013 Unknown
Book
xiv, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Status of items at SAL3 (off-campus storage)
SAL3 (off-campus storage) Status
Stacks Request
QH304 .H64 2013 Available
Book
xiii, 241 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • How and Why Biologists Write: An Introduction to Biological Literature Locating and Using Biological Literature Handling Data and Using Statistics Using Tables and Figures Writing Lab Reports and Research Papers Writing a Review Paper Documenting the Paper Drafting and Revising Preparing the Final Draft Using Writing to Prepare for Examinations Other Forms of Biological Writing.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Written by a professional biologist who is also an experienced writing teacher, this comprehensive guide for students writing in biology, zoology, and botany provides detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting papers, reviews, poster presentations, and other forms of writing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • How and Why Biologists Write: An Introduction to Biological Literature Locating and Using Biological Literature Handling Data and Using Statistics Using Tables and Figures Writing Lab Reports and Research Papers Writing a Review Paper Documenting the Paper Drafting and Revising Preparing the Final Draft Using Writing to Prepare for Examinations Other Forms of Biological Writing.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Written by a professional biologist who is also an experienced writing teacher, this comprehensive guide for students writing in biology, zoology, and botany provides detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting papers, reviews, poster presentations, and other forms of writing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Biology Library (Falconer), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Status of items at Biology Library (Falconer)
Biology Library (Falconer) Status
Reference
QH304 .M36 2012 In-library use In process
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QH304 .M36 2012 Unknown
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Marine Biology Library (Miller) Status
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QH304 .M36 2012 Unknown

8. Darwin the writer [2011]

Book
xvii, 244 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Darwin, the Writer -- 2. Learning to See: Darwin's Prophetic Apprenticeship on the Beagle Voyage -- 3. The Prose of On the Origin of Species -- 4. Surprise and Paradox: Darwin's Artful Legacy -- 5. Darwinian Mind and Wildean Paradox -- 6. Hardy's Woodlanders and the Darwinian Grotesque -- 7. Coda: The Comic Darwin.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, arguably the most important book written in English in the nineteenth century, transformed the way we looked at the world. It is usually assumed that this is because the idea of evolution was so staggeringly powerful. Prize-winning author George Levine suggests that much of its influence was due, in fact, to its artistry; to the way it was written. Alive with metaphor, vivid descriptions, twists, hesitations, personal exclamations, and humour, the prose is imbued with the sorts of tensions, ambivalences, and feelings characteristic of great literature. Although it is certainly a work of "science, " the Origin is equally a work of "literature, " at home in the company of celebrated Victorian novels such as Middlemarch and Bleak House, books that give us a unique yet recognisable sense of what the world is really like, while not being literally 'true'. Darwin's enormous cultural success, Levine contends, depended as much on the construction of his argument and the nature of his language, as it did on the power of his ideas and his evidence. By challenging the dominant reading of his work, this impassioned and energetic book gives us a Darwin who is comic rather than tragic, ebullient rather than austere, and who takes delight in the wild and fluid entanglement of things.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • 1. Darwin, the Writer -- 2. Learning to See: Darwin's Prophetic Apprenticeship on the Beagle Voyage -- 3. The Prose of On the Origin of Species -- 4. Surprise and Paradox: Darwin's Artful Legacy -- 5. Darwinian Mind and Wildean Paradox -- 6. Hardy's Woodlanders and the Darwinian Grotesque -- 7. Coda: The Comic Darwin.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, arguably the most important book written in English in the nineteenth century, transformed the way we looked at the world. It is usually assumed that this is because the idea of evolution was so staggeringly powerful. Prize-winning author George Levine suggests that much of its influence was due, in fact, to its artistry; to the way it was written. Alive with metaphor, vivid descriptions, twists, hesitations, personal exclamations, and humour, the prose is imbued with the sorts of tensions, ambivalences, and feelings characteristic of great literature. Although it is certainly a work of "science, " the Origin is equally a work of "literature, " at home in the company of celebrated Victorian novels such as Middlemarch and Bleak House, books that give us a unique yet recognisable sense of what the world is really like, while not being literally 'true'. Darwin's enormous cultural success, Levine contends, depended as much on the construction of his argument and the nature of his language, as it did on the power of his ideas and his evidence. By challenging the dominant reading of his work, this impassioned and energetic book gives us a Darwin who is comic rather than tragic, ebullient rather than austere, and who takes delight in the wild and fluid entanglement of things.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Status of items at SAL3 (off-campus storage)
SAL3 (off-campus storage) Status
Stacks Request
QH365 .O8 L48 2011 Available
Book
ix, 356 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Preface vii Acknowledgments ix PART I Preliminary Considerations 1 Chapter 1 The Importance of and Need for Publishing 3 Chapter 2 Steps in Manuscript Preparation and Getting Started 11 Chapter 3 Ethical Issues in Publishing 25 Chapter 4 Choosing Your Coauthors 39 Chapter 5 Choosing Your Journal 51 Chapter 6 Principles and Characteristics of Good Scientific Writing 63 PART II Development of the Manuscript 73 Chapter 7 Developing the Take-home Messages and a Provisional Title 75 Chapter 8 Organizing and Outlining Your Manuscript 89 Chapter 9 Results I: Overview 113 Chapter 10 Results II: Presentation 121 Chapter 11 Results III: Options for Presenting Results 133 Chapter 12 Results IV: Guidelines for Preparing Written Text of Results 151 Chapter 13 Revising and Editing 155 Chapter 14 References 175 Chapter 15 Materials and Methods 197 Chapter 16 Introduction: Rationale, Review of Literature, and Statements of Objectives209 Chapter 17 Discussion 223 Chapter 18 Abstract 229 Chapter 19 Title, By-line, Keywords, and Authorship Footnote Items 243 Chapter 20 Polishing Your Manuscript with Good Word Usage 259 PART III Review, Submission, and Postsubmission Issues 277 Chapter 21 In-house Manuscript Review Process 279 Chapter 22 Cover Letter and Submission Form Preparation 293 Chapter 23 Final Checklist and Initial Manuscript Submission 303 Chapter 24 The Peer-Review Process of Your Initial Submission 309 Chapter 25 Response-letter Preparation and Manuscript Resubmission 315 Chapter 26 Proofs, Proofreading, and the Final Steps in the Publication Process 325 Index 347.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The goal of this book is to make it easier for scientists, especially those new to scientific writing, to write about their results and to get their manuscripts accepted in peer-reviewed journals. The book covers each step throughout the submission process, from organizing and outlining the manuscript, presenting statistical data and results, to what happens during the in-house manuscript review process and what to do if an article is initially rejected. In addition to providing practical exercises on these topics, the book focuses on helping writers distil their research into concise take-home messages for readers, in order to convey information as clearly as possible to the target audience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Preface vii Acknowledgments ix PART I Preliminary Considerations 1 Chapter 1 The Importance of and Need for Publishing 3 Chapter 2 Steps in Manuscript Preparation and Getting Started 11 Chapter 3 Ethical Issues in Publishing 25 Chapter 4 Choosing Your Coauthors 39 Chapter 5 Choosing Your Journal 51 Chapter 6 Principles and Characteristics of Good Scientific Writing 63 PART II Development of the Manuscript 73 Chapter 7 Developing the Take-home Messages and a Provisional Title 75 Chapter 8 Organizing and Outlining Your Manuscript 89 Chapter 9 Results I: Overview 113 Chapter 10 Results II: Presentation 121 Chapter 11 Results III: Options for Presenting Results 133 Chapter 12 Results IV: Guidelines for Preparing Written Text of Results 151 Chapter 13 Revising and Editing 155 Chapter 14 References 175 Chapter 15 Materials and Methods 197 Chapter 16 Introduction: Rationale, Review of Literature, and Statements of Objectives209 Chapter 17 Discussion 223 Chapter 18 Abstract 229 Chapter 19 Title, By-line, Keywords, and Authorship Footnote Items 243 Chapter 20 Polishing Your Manuscript with Good Word Usage 259 PART III Review, Submission, and Postsubmission Issues 277 Chapter 21 In-house Manuscript Review Process 279 Chapter 22 Cover Letter and Submission Form Preparation 293 Chapter 23 Final Checklist and Initial Manuscript Submission 303 Chapter 24 The Peer-Review Process of Your Initial Submission 309 Chapter 25 Response-letter Preparation and Manuscript Resubmission 315 Chapter 26 Proofs, Proofreading, and the Final Steps in the Publication Process 325 Index 347.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The goal of this book is to make it easier for scientists, especially those new to scientific writing, to write about their results and to get their manuscripts accepted in peer-reviewed journals. The book covers each step throughout the submission process, from organizing and outlining the manuscript, presenting statistical data and results, to what happens during the in-house manuscript review process and what to do if an article is initially rejected. In addition to providing practical exercises on these topics, the book focuses on helping writers distil their research into concise take-home messages for readers, in order to convey information as clearly as possible to the target audience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Biology Library (Falconer), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Status of items at Biology Library (Falconer)
Biology Library (Falconer) Status
Stacks
QH304 .G53 2011 Unknown
Status of items at Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Marine Biology Library (Miller) Status
Stacks
QH304 .G53 2011 Unknown
Book
xvi, 296 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
  • The Scientific Method Developing a Literature Search Strategy Reading and Writing Scientific Papers Step-by-step Instructions for Preparing a Laboratory Report or Scientific Paper Revision A 'Good' Sample Student Laboratory Report Poster Presentations Oral Presentations Appendix I: Word Processing in Microsoft Word 2007 Appendix II: Making Graphs in Microsoft Excel 2007 Appendix III: Preparing Oral Presentations with Microsoft Powerpoint 2007.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology provides practical and user-friendly advice to students who are learning to write according to the conventions in biology. Reorganized for clarity and revised throughout, the 3rd edition includes updates to the appendices for Microsoft Office 2007.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • The Scientific Method Developing a Literature Search Strategy Reading and Writing Scientific Papers Step-by-step Instructions for Preparing a Laboratory Report or Scientific Paper Revision A 'Good' Sample Student Laboratory Report Poster Presentations Oral Presentations Appendix I: Word Processing in Microsoft Word 2007 Appendix II: Making Graphs in Microsoft Excel 2007 Appendix III: Preparing Oral Presentations with Microsoft Powerpoint 2007.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology provides practical and user-friendly advice to students who are learning to write according to the conventions in biology. Reorganized for clarity and revised throughout, the 3rd edition includes updates to the appendices for Microsoft Office 2007.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Biology Library (Falconer), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Status of items at Biology Library (Falconer)
Biology Library (Falconer) Status
Stacks
QH304 .K59 2009 Unknown
Status of items at Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Marine Biology Library (Miller) Status
Stacks
QH304 .K59 2009 Unknown
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xxi, 310 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Preface. I. GENERAL ADVICE ABOUT WRITING AND READING BIOLOGY. 1. Introduction and General Rules. What Do Biologists Write About, and Why? The Keys to Success. On Using Computers in Writing. On Using Computers for Data Storage, Analysis, and Presentation. Summary. 2. Locating Useful Sources. Using Indexes Prowling the Internet Closing Thoughts. Summary. 3. General Advice on Reading and Note-Taking. Why Read and What to Read Effective Reading. Reading Data: Plumbing the Depths of Figures and Tables. Reading Text: Summarize As You Go. Plagiarism and Note-Taking. Summary 4. Reading and Writing about Statistical Analysis. Statistical Essentials. Summary: Using Statistics. Reading About Statistics. Writing About Statistics. 5. Citing Sources and Listing References. Citing Sources. Summary of Citation Format Rules. Preparing the Literature Cited Section. Sample Literature Cited Section. 6. Revising. Preparing the Draft for Surgery. Plotting Idea Maps. Revising for Content. Revising for Clarity. Revising for Completeness. Revising for Conciseness. Revising for Flow. Revising for Teleology and Anthropomorphism. Revising for Spelling Errors. Revising for Grammar and Proper Word Usage. Becoming a Good Reviewer Receiving Criticism Checklist. II. GUIDELINES FOR SPECIFIC CRITIQUES. 7. Writing Summaries and Critiques. Writing the First Draft. Writing the Summary. Sample Student Summary. Writing the Critique. Concluding Thoughts. 8. Writing Essays and Term Papers. Why Bother? Getting Started. Researching Your Topic Developing a Thesis Statement. Writing the Paper. Citing Sources. Creating a Title. Revising. Checklist 9. Writing Laboratory and Other Research Reports. Why Are You Doing This? The Purpose of Laboratory and Field Notebooks. Components of the Research Report. Where to Start. When to Start Writing the Materials and Methods Section. Writing the Results Section. Citing Sources. Writing the Discussion Section. Writing the Introduction Section. Deciding on a Title. Writing an Abstract. Preparing an Acknowledgements Section. Preparing the Literature Cited Section. Preparing A Paper for Formal Publication. Checklist for the Final Draft 10. Writing Research Proposals. What Are Reviewers Looking For? Researching Your Topic. What Makes a Good Research Question? Writing the Proposal. Tightening the Logic. The Life of a Real Research Proposal Checklist 11. Answering Essay Questions. Basic Principles. 12. Writing a Poster Presentation. Layout of the Poster. Making the Poster. Checklist for Making Posters. 13. Writing for a General Audience: Science Journalism. Science Journalism Based on Published Research. Journalism Based on an Interview. 14. Preparing Oral Presentations. Talking About Published Research Papers. Talking About Original Research. Talking About Proposed Research. The Listener's Responsibility. Preparing Effective Slides and Overheads. The Pros and Cons of Powerpoint Presentations Checklist for Being Judged 15. Writing Letters of Application. Before You Start. Preparing the Resume. Preparing the Cover Letter. Recruiting Effective Letters of Recommendation. Appendix A. The Disassembled Paragraph Reconstituted (from Chapter 5). Appendix B. Revised Sample Sentences. Appendix C. The Revised Sample Sentences in Final Form. Appendix D. Commonly Used Abbreviations. Appendix E. Suggested References for Further Reading. Appendix F. Sample Form for Peer Review. Appendix G. Some Useful Websites. Appendix H. Usding the Paper Versions of Leading Index Services Index.
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Written by a prominent biologist, A Short Guide to Writing about Biology teaches students to think as biologists and to express ideas clearly and concisely through their writing. Students are provided with the tools they'll need to be successful writers in college and their profession, how to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and how to communicate information clearly and logically.
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  • Preface. I. GENERAL ADVICE ABOUT WRITING AND READING BIOLOGY. 1. Introduction and General Rules. What Do Biologists Write About, and Why? The Keys to Success. On Using Computers in Writing. On Using Computers for Data Storage, Analysis, and Presentation. Summary. 2. Locating Useful Sources. Using Indexes Prowling the Internet Closing Thoughts. Summary. 3. General Advice on Reading and Note-Taking. Why Read and What to Read Effective Reading. Reading Data: Plumbing the Depths of Figures and Tables. Reading Text: Summarize As You Go. Plagiarism and Note-Taking. Summary 4. Reading and Writing about Statistical Analysis. Statistical Essentials. Summary: Using Statistics. Reading About Statistics. Writing About Statistics. 5. Citing Sources and Listing References. Citing Sources. Summary of Citation Format Rules. Preparing the Literature Cited Section. Sample Literature Cited Section. 6. Revising. Preparing the Draft for Surgery. Plotting Idea Maps. Revising for Content. Revising for Clarity. Revising for Completeness. Revising for Conciseness. Revising for Flow. Revising for Teleology and Anthropomorphism. Revising for Spelling Errors. Revising for Grammar and Proper Word Usage. Becoming a Good Reviewer Receiving Criticism Checklist. II. GUIDELINES FOR SPECIFIC CRITIQUES. 7. Writing Summaries and Critiques. Writing the First Draft. Writing the Summary. Sample Student Summary. Writing the Critique. Concluding Thoughts. 8. Writing Essays and Term Papers. Why Bother? Getting Started. Researching Your Topic Developing a Thesis Statement. Writing the Paper. Citing Sources. Creating a Title. Revising. Checklist 9. Writing Laboratory and Other Research Reports. Why Are You Doing This? The Purpose of Laboratory and Field Notebooks. Components of the Research Report. Where to Start. When to Start Writing the Materials and Methods Section. Writing the Results Section. Citing Sources. Writing the Discussion Section. Writing the Introduction Section. Deciding on a Title. Writing an Abstract. Preparing an Acknowledgements Section. Preparing the Literature Cited Section. Preparing A Paper for Formal Publication. Checklist for the Final Draft 10. Writing Research Proposals. What Are Reviewers Looking For? Researching Your Topic. What Makes a Good Research Question? Writing the Proposal. Tightening the Logic. The Life of a Real Research Proposal Checklist 11. Answering Essay Questions. Basic Principles. 12. Writing a Poster Presentation. Layout of the Poster. Making the Poster. Checklist for Making Posters. 13. Writing for a General Audience: Science Journalism. Science Journalism Based on Published Research. Journalism Based on an Interview. 14. Preparing Oral Presentations. Talking About Published Research Papers. Talking About Original Research. Talking About Proposed Research. The Listener's Responsibility. Preparing Effective Slides and Overheads. The Pros and Cons of Powerpoint Presentations Checklist for Being Judged 15. Writing Letters of Application. Before You Start. Preparing the Resume. Preparing the Cover Letter. Recruiting Effective Letters of Recommendation. Appendix A. The Disassembled Paragraph Reconstituted (from Chapter 5). Appendix B. Revised Sample Sentences. Appendix C. The Revised Sample Sentences in Final Form. Appendix D. Commonly Used Abbreviations. Appendix E. Suggested References for Further Reading. Appendix F. Sample Form for Peer Review. Appendix G. Some Useful Websites. Appendix H. Usding the Paper Versions of Leading Index Services Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Written by a prominent biologist, A Short Guide to Writing about Biology teaches students to think as biologists and to express ideas clearly and concisely through their writing. Students are provided with the tools they'll need to be successful writers in college and their profession, how to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and how to communicate information clearly and logically.
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  • Preface-- 1. How to plan research-- 2. How to write a research proposal-- 3. How to write a research report-- 4. How to present research-- 5. How to write a Curriculum Vitae-- Appendices.
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This concise guide to planning, writing, and presenting research is intended for biology students of all levels, especially those in behavioral ecology, The reader is guided through a discussion of the nature of scientific research, how to plan research, and how to obtain funding. The authors give advice and guidelines for presenting results at research seminars and scientific meetings, and also provide useful tips on preparing abstracts and posters for scientific meetings. They discuss how to write an effective C.V. and give general tips on how to write clearly. The book is illuminated throughout with personal examples from the authors' own experiences and emphasis is placed on problems associated with field studies. All biologists will find this a valuable resource and guide for the early years of their scientific careers and established faculty will find it an essential instructional tool.
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  • Preface-- 1. How to plan research-- 2. How to write a research proposal-- 3. How to write a research report-- 4. How to present research-- 5. How to write a Curriculum Vitae-- Appendices.
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This concise guide to planning, writing, and presenting research is intended for biology students of all levels, especially those in behavioral ecology, The reader is guided through a discussion of the nature of scientific research, how to plan research, and how to obtain funding. The authors give advice and guidelines for presenting results at research seminars and scientific meetings, and also provide useful tips on preparing abstracts and posters for scientific meetings. They discuss how to write an effective C.V. and give general tips on how to write clearly. The book is illuminated throughout with personal examples from the authors' own experiences and emphasis is placed on problems associated with field studies. All biologists will find this a valuable resource and guide for the early years of their scientific careers and established faculty will find it an essential instructional tool.
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xvi, 237 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface-- The Scientific Method-- How to Find Primary References-- Reading and Writing Scientific Papers-- Step-by-Step Instructions for Preparing a Laboratory Report or Scientific Paper-- Revision-- A 'Good' Sample Student Laboratory Report-- Poster Presentations-- Appendix 1. Word Processing Basics in Microsoft Word-- Appendix 2. Making XY Graphs in Microsoft Excel-- Appendix 3. Peer Response Form-- Appendix 4. Sentences Requiring Revision-- Bibliography-- Index.
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Providing practical advice to students on how to write for biology, this book shows how to write for a particular audience, self evaluate drafts, and paraphrase for improved comprehension. Using the standards of a journal publication as a model the author shows how to participate actively in editing, learn from mistakes and use feedback for professional development.
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  • Preface-- The Scientific Method-- How to Find Primary References-- Reading and Writing Scientific Papers-- Step-by-Step Instructions for Preparing a Laboratory Report or Scientific Paper-- Revision-- A 'Good' Sample Student Laboratory Report-- Poster Presentations-- Appendix 1. Word Processing Basics in Microsoft Word-- Appendix 2. Making XY Graphs in Microsoft Excel-- Appendix 3. Peer Response Form-- Appendix 4. Sentences Requiring Revision-- Bibliography-- Index.
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Providing practical advice to students on how to write for biology, this book shows how to write for a particular audience, self evaluate drafts, and paraphrase for improved comprehension. Using the standards of a journal publication as a model the author shows how to participate actively in editing, learn from mistakes and use feedback for professional development.
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xvii, 193 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Acknowledgments Foreword by Sydney Brenner Introduction A Life of Writing Autobiography The Double Helix Genes, Girls, and Gamow Advocacy The DNA Story, Director's Reports, and Other Essays DNA: The Secret of Life Textbooks Molecular Biology of the Gene Recombinant DNA Molecular Biology of the Cell Coda Bibliography-James D. Watson Index.
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James Watson's fame as a scientist and research leader overshadows his considerable achievements as an innovator in the form and style of scientific communication. This book surveys Watson's books and essays from the perennially best-selling The Double Helix through his classic textbooks of the 1960s and 70s, polemics on ethical questions about genetic technology, to more recent works of autobiography.
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  • Preface Acknowledgments Foreword by Sydney Brenner Introduction A Life of Writing Autobiography The Double Helix Genes, Girls, and Gamow Advocacy The DNA Story, Director's Reports, and Other Essays DNA: The Secret of Life Textbooks Molecular Biology of the Gene Recombinant DNA Molecular Biology of the Cell Coda Bibliography-James D. Watson Index.
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James Watson's fame as a scientist and research leader overshadows his considerable achievements as an innovator in the form and style of scientific communication. This book surveys Watson's books and essays from the perennially best-selling The Double Helix through his classic textbooks of the 1960s and 70s, polemics on ethical questions about genetic technology, to more recent works of autobiography.
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xvi, 205 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface-- The Scientific Method-- How to Find Primary References-- Reading and Writing Scientific Papers-- Step-by-Step Instructions for Preparing a Laboratory Report or Scientific Paper-- Revision-- A 'Good' Sample Student Laboratory Report-- Poster Presentations-- Appendix 1. Word Processing Basics in Microsoft Word-- Appendix 2. Making XY Graphs in Microsoft Excel-- Appendix 3. Peer Response Form-- Appendix 4. Sentences Requiring Revision-- Bibliography-- Index.
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Providing practical advice to students on how to write for biology, this book shows how to write for a particular audience, self evaluate drafts, and paraphrase for improved comprehension. Using the standards of a journal publication as a model the author shows how to participate actively in editing, learn from mistakes and use feedback for professional development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Preface-- The Scientific Method-- How to Find Primary References-- Reading and Writing Scientific Papers-- Step-by-Step Instructions for Preparing a Laboratory Report or Scientific Paper-- Revision-- A 'Good' Sample Student Laboratory Report-- Poster Presentations-- Appendix 1. Word Processing Basics in Microsoft Word-- Appendix 2. Making XY Graphs in Microsoft Excel-- Appendix 3. Peer Response Form-- Appendix 4. Sentences Requiring Revision-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Providing practical advice to students on how to write for biology, this book shows how to write for a particular audience, self evaluate drafts, and paraphrase for improved comprehension. Using the standards of a journal publication as a model the author shows how to participate actively in editing, learn from mistakes and use feedback for professional development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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  • Preface-- 1. How to plan research-- 2. How to write a research proposal-- 3. How to write a research report-- 4. How to present research-- 5. How to write a curriculum vitae-- Appendices-- A. How to write clearly-- B. How to contact NSF and other US grant sources-- Reading and references-- Index.
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This concise guide to planning, writing, and presenting research in biology and behavioral ecology is intended for students at all levels. The guidelines apply equally to independent projects for introductory biology, directed-study projects and undergraduate senior theses, as well as to master's theses, doctoral dissertations, and research aimed at publication. The book discusses planning research, writing a research proposal (whether for a formal proposal for thesis research, or for a research proposal for a funding agency such as the National Science Foundation), writing a research report (such as a graduate thesis, or a manuscript for publication in a research journal), and presenting research at research seminars and scientific meetings. The final chapter covers writing an effective CV. An appendix gives some tips on how to write clearly. Throughout, the book is illuminated with personal examples from the authors' own experiences and there is a strong emphasis on problems associated with field studies.
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  • Preface-- 1. How to plan research-- 2. How to write a research proposal-- 3. How to write a research report-- 4. How to present research-- 5. How to write a curriculum vitae-- Appendices-- A. How to write clearly-- B. How to contact NSF and other US grant sources-- Reading and references-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This concise guide to planning, writing, and presenting research in biology and behavioral ecology is intended for students at all levels. The guidelines apply equally to independent projects for introductory biology, directed-study projects and undergraduate senior theses, as well as to master's theses, doctoral dissertations, and research aimed at publication. The book discusses planning research, writing a research proposal (whether for a formal proposal for thesis research, or for a research proposal for a funding agency such as the National Science Foundation), writing a research report (such as a graduate thesis, or a manuscript for publication in a research journal), and presenting research at research seminars and scientific meetings. The final chapter covers writing an effective CV. An appendix gives some tips on how to write clearly. Throughout, the book is illuminated with personal examples from the authors' own experiences and there is a strong emphasis on problems associated with field studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xv, 240 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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