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Published: 29 October 2015

288 Pages | 15 figures; 1 table

ISBN: 9780199010257

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Making Sense in Engineering and the Technical Sciences

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

Fifth Edition

Margot Northey and Judi Jewinski

Making Sense

  • Over 25 years of proven success - the Making Sense series is known for its clear and concise approach to research and writing in all areas of undergraduate study.
  • Covers all aspects of communication relevant to the discipline such as reporting the results of lab assignments, writing summaries and abstracts, and creating powerful visual aids.
  • Helps students overcome common pitfalls in grammar, style, punctuation, and usage through a rich variety of examples and helpful tips, while also offering guidelines on time management, avoiding plagiarism, studying for tests and exams, and preparing résumés and letters of application.
  • A concise, student-friendly approach allows readers to use this book either as a quick and casual reference or as a text that can easily be read from cover to cover.
  • Quick reference guide on the inside front cover offers a brief overview of the main points discussed in the text and common marking symbols that may appear in students' work, making it easy for students to quickly find key tips and strategies.
  • Pedagogical features - including learning objectives; chapter introductions and conclusions; writing checklists; and an end-of-text glossary - help students grasp the material.

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