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Scientific Writing and Communication

Fifth Edition

Angie Hofmann

Publication Date - October 2022

ISBN: 9780197613801

1 pages
Looseleaf

Retail Price to Students: $41.99

A one-stop reference for scientific communication.

Description

Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations is an "all-in-one"
handbook that covers the areas of scientific communication that a student, researcher, or scientist
needs to know and to master in order to successfully promote his or her research and career. Written in
an accessible and easy-to-understand manner, the book begins with several chapters on the basics of
the scientific writing style. It then builds on these by applying the presented principles to all types of
scientific documents. The book also covers academic presentations and posters in detail. Applicable in
the fields of life sciences, medicine, psychology, chemistry, physics, and engineering, it is ideal as a
stand-alone textbook or as a reference guide.

New to this Edition

  • Inclusion of over 400 new self-assessments allows individual learners to gauge their comprehension and understanding of the material.
  • Addition of ten short educational videos targeting select topics of scientific writing and communication, ranging from instruction on fundamental principles to guidelines on composing publications and grant proposals.
  • Expanded and updated set of links for digital resources throughout the book to provide current and additional references.
  • Improved visual layout for headings, subheadings, and callouts for figures, tables, and examples.
  • The Glossary of English Grammar Terms has been upgraded.

Features

  • A practical "how-to" presentation.
  • Relevant and multidisciplinary examples.
  • Extensive end-of-chapter exercise sets.
  • Writing guidelines and revision checklists.
  • Annotated text passages.
  • Special features for ESL students and researchers.

About the Author(s)

Angelika H. Hofmann is an academic fundraiser for the sciences at Dartmouth College, as well as the Founder and President of SciWri Services, a venture that provides workshops, consulting and editing services on scientific communication globally.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    PART ONE: SCIENTIFIC WRITING BASICS: STYLE AND COMPOSITION
    Chapter 1 Science and Communication
    Chapter 2 Individual Words
    Chapter 3 Word Location
    Chapter 4 Technical Sentences
    Chapter 5 Common Grammar Concerns
    Chapter 6 From Sentences to Paragraphs

    PART TWO: PLANNING AND LAYING THE FOUNDATION
    Chapter 7 The First Draft
    Chapter 8 References and Plagiarism
    Chapter 9 Figures and Tables
    Chapter 10 Basics of Statistical Analysis

    PART THREE: MANUSCRIPTS: RESEARCH PAPERS AND REVIEW ARTICLES
    A. Research Papers
    Chapter 11 The Introduction
    Chapter 12 Materials and Methods
    Chapter 13 Results
    Chapter 14 Discussion
    Chapter 15 Abstract
    Chapter 16 Titles, Key Words, Footnotes, and Acknowledgements
    Chapter 17 Revising and Reviewing a Manuscript
    Chapter 18 Final Version, Submission, and Peer Review
    A. Review Articles
    Chapter 19 Review Articles

    PART FOUR: GRANT PROPOSALS
    Chapter 20 Proposal Writing
    Chapter 21 Letters of Inquiry and Preproposals
    Chapter 22 Proposals Abstracts and Specific Aims
    Chapter 23 Background and Significance
    Chapter 24 Innovation
    Chapter 25 Preliminary Results
    Chapter 26 Approach/Research Design
    Chapter 27 Budget and Other Special Proposal Sections
    Chapter 28 Revision and Submission of a Proposal

    PART FIVE: POSTERS AND PRESENTATIONS
    Chapter 29 Posters and Conference Abstracts
    Chapter 30 Oral Presentations

    PART SIX JOB APPLICATIONS
    Chapter 31 Job Applications and Interviews

    Appendix A: Commonly Confused and Misused Words
    Glossary of English Grammar Terms
    Brief Glossary of Scientific and Technical Terms
    Bibliography
    Credits and References
    Index