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Published: 15 November 2019

768 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190063283

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Scientific Writing and Communication

Papers, Proposals, and Presentations

Fourth Edition

Angelika H. Hofmann

  • A practical presentation carefully introduces basic writing mechanics before moving into manuscript planning and organizational strategies. Extensive hands-on guidance for composing scientific documents and presentations then follows.
  • Relevant and multidisciplinary examples selected from real research papers and grant proposals by writers ranging from students to Nobel Laureates illustrate clear technical writing and common mistakes that one should avoid.
  • Annotated text passages bring the writing principles and guidelines to life by applying them to real-world, relevant, and multidisciplinary examples.
  • Extensive end-of-chapter exercise sets provide the opportunity to review style and composition principles and encourage readers to apply them to their own writing.
  • Writing guidelines and revision checklists warn scientists against common pitfalls and equip them with the most successful techniques to revise a scientific paper, review article, or grant proposal.
  • The book's clear, easy-to-follow writing style appeals to both native and non-native English speakers; special ESL features also point out difficulties experienced primarily by non-native speakers.
  • Tables and lists of sample sentences and phrases aid in composing different sections of a scientific paper, review article, or grant proposal.
  • Thorough attention to research articles advises readers on composing successful manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals from initial drafting to the response to reviewers.
  • Comprehensive coverage of grant writing guides scientists through the entire process of applying for a grant, from the initial letter of inquiry to proposal revision and submission.

New to this Edition:

  • Expanded online resources, including updated PowerPoint slides, an online instructional video guide for appropriate chapters, online solutions for homework assignments, online exercises, and updated online appendices on MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • New sections on "media literacy" and scientific versus science writing
  • A new discussion of open-access journals and electronic publishing
  • Expanded and updated sections on scientific ethics, basic statistical analysis, plagiarism guides, and peer review and revision of draft papers
  • An updated chapter on job applications
  • New information on Google docs, sheets, and slides
  • Updated examples and exercises throughout, including current hot topics in the scientific field

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