Scientific writing 2.0 : a reader and writer's guide /

The book helps scientists write papers for scientific journals. Using the key parts of typical scientific papers (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Visuals, Structure, and Conclusions), it shows through numerous examples, how to achieve the essential qualities required in scientific writing, namely bei...

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Author / Creator:Lebrun, Jean-Luc.
Imprint:New Jersey : World Scientific, ©2011.
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 265 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:Technical writing.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Rhetoric.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
Technical writing.
Writing.
Writing -- Handbooks.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Handbook.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11123516
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ISBN:9814350613
9789814350617
1283433826
9781283433822
9789814350594
9814350591
9789814350600
9814350605
Notes:Includes index.
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Summary:The book helps scientists write papers for scientific journals. Using the key parts of typical scientific papers (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Visuals, Structure, and Conclusions), it shows through numerous examples, how to achieve the essential qualities required in scientific writing, namely being clear, concise, convincing, fluid, interesting, and organized. To enable the writer to assess whether these parts are well written from a reader's perspective, the book also offers practical metrics in the form of six checklists, and even an original Java application to assist in the evaluation. The focus of the book is on self- and reader-assisted assessment of the scientific journal article. It is also the first time that a book on scientific writing takes a human factor view of the reading task and the reader scientist. By revealing and addressing the physiological causes that create substantial reading difficulties, namely limited reader memory, attention span, and patience, the book guarantees that writing will gain the much coveted reader-centered quality.
Other form:Print version: 9789814350594 9814350591