Write like a chemist : a guide and resource
- Marin S. Robinson ... [et al.].
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
- Physical description
- xx, 698 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
|QD9.15 .W75 2008||Unknown|
- Robinson, Marin S.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -686) and index.
- SECTION ONE: WRITING MODULES-- 1. Learning to Write Like a Chemist-- MODULE 1THE JOURNAL ARTICLE-- 2. Overview of the Journal Article-- 3. Writing the Methods Section-- 4. Writing the Results Section-- 5. Writing the Discussion-- 6. Writing the Introduction-- 7. Writing the Abstract and Title-- MODULE 2THE SCIENTIFIC POSTER-- 8. Writing the Conference Abstract-- 9. Writing the Poster Text and Title-- 10. Designing the Poster-- MODULE 3THE RESEARCH PROPOSAL-- 11. Overview of the Research Proposal-- 12. Writing the Goals and Importance Section-- 13. Writing the Proposed Methodology Section-- 14. Writing the Outcomes and Impacts Section-- 15. Writing the Project Summary and Title-- SECTION TWO: GRAPHICS AND CITATIONS-- 16. Formatting Figures, Tables, and Schemes-- 17. Formatting Citations and References-- 18. Finalizing Your Written Work-- APPENDIX A - LANGUAGE TIPS-- APPENDIX B - MOVE STRUCTURES-- REFERENCES-- INDEX.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Meant as a companion to The ACS Style Guide, not a competitor, this book is an extraordinary resource for upper-level chemistry majors as well as graduate students faced with writing a journal article, a conference abstract, or a thesis. Full of prepared research projects and exercises, Write Like a Chemist provides expert instruction ideal for students from diverse backgrounds, including both native and nonnative speakers of English. It is specifically designed to help students transition from the writing skills required in undergraduate lecture and laboratory classes to writing skills required by career chemists: a journal article, a scientific poster, and a research proposal. Each of these types of writing is directed toward a different audience, and writing for a journal requires a different writing style than writing a research proposal for the National Science Foundation. Thus to write like a chemist requires that one learns to write for different audiences. This book assists young scientists in developing that essential writing skill.
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- Write Like a Chemist is a unique guide to chemistry-specific writing. Written with National Science Foundation support and extensively piloted in chemistry courses nationwide, it offers a structured approach to writing that targets four important chemistry genres: the journal article, conference abstract, scientific poster, and research proposal. Chemistry students, post-docs, faculty, and other professionals interested in perfecting their disciplinary writing will find it an indispensable reference. Users of the book will learn to write through a host of exercises, ranging in difficulty from correcting single words and sentences to writing professional-quality papers, abstracts, posters, and proposals. The book's read-analyze-write approach teaches students to analyze what they read and then write, paying attention to audience, organization, writing conventions, grammar, and science content, thereby turning the complex process of writing into graduated, achievable tasks. Concise writing and organizational skills are stressed throughout, and " move structures" teach students conventional ways to present their stories of scientific discovery.This resource includes over 350 excerpts from ACS journal articles, ACS conference abstracts, and successful NSF CAREER proposals, excerpts that will serve as useful models of chemistry writing for years to come.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195367423 20160528
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