A guide to writing in the sciences /

Written specifically for undergraduate students, this guide describes the basic elements of scientific writing as well as the elements of grammar and punctuation fundamental to all good writing. Clear, concise explanations and examples.

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Author / Creator:Gilpin, Andrea A., 1969-
Imprint:Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, 2000. (Toronto, Ont. : Scholars Portal, 2014)
Description:1 online resource (vii, 106 p.)
Language:English
Series:Toronto Studies in Philosophy
Toronto studies in philosophy.
Subject:Technical writing.
Technical writing.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Rhetoric
REFERENCE / Writing Skills
Technical writing.
REFERENCE / General
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11241167
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Other authors / contributors:Patchet-Golubev, Patricia.
ISBN:9781442627611
1442627611
9781442658394
1442658398
0802083668 (pbk.)
9780802083661
9786612014444
661201444X
1442682736
9781442682733
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
Summary:Written specifically for undergraduate students, this guide describes the basic elements of scientific writing as well as the elements of grammar and punctuation fundamental to all good writing. Clear, concise explanations and examples.
Other form:Print version: Gilpin, Andrea A. A Guide to Writing in the Sciences Toronto : University of Toronto Press,c2014 9780802083661
Table of Contents:
  • ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""1. THE LABORATORY REPORT""; ""Laboratory Report, Primary Research Article, Review Article""; ""Title""; ""Introduction""; ""Materials and Methods""; ""Results""; ""Tables, Figures, and Legends""; ""Table or Figure?""; ""Discussion""; ""Abstract""; ""Sample Abstracts""; ""References""; ""Ethical Responsibilities""; ""Expanded Referencing System""; ""Abbreviated Referencing Style""; ""Choosing a Referencing Style""; ""Referencing Other Types of Sources""; ""2. OTHER COMMON TYPES OF SCIENTIFIC WRITING""
  • ""Preparing a Poster Presentation""""Writing a Proposal""; ""3. THE ACADEMIC RESEARCH ESSAY""; ""Overview""; ""Stages in the Process""; ""Prewriting: Focusing, Researching, Planning""; ""Writing the First Draft""; ""Redrafting: Revising and Editing""; ""Referencing""; ""4. WRITING ESSAY EXAMS""; ""Getting Ready for the Exam""; ""Writing Short-Answer Essay Exams""; ""Writing Complete Essay Exams""; ""What Is the Question Asking?""; ""5. LET'S TALK SENTENCES: GRAMMAR BASICS AND THE ABCs OF SCIENTIFIC STYLE""; ""Everyting You've Always Wanted to Know about Grammar...""
  • ""Sentences, Clauses, and Phrases""""Common Errors in Grammar/Punctuation""; ""Scientific Writing Style""; ""Clarity""; ""Conciseness""; ""Forcefulness""; ""Appendix 1: Resources on Writing (handbooks, style manuals, dictionaries and grammars, web sites)""; ""Appendix 2: Classification of Organisms (Linnaean and taxonomic classification, common Latin species names)""; ""Appendix 3: International Units""; ""INDEX""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""