The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication

This guide covers the basics of scientific and engineering communication, including defining an audience, working with collaborators, searching the literature, organizing and drafting documents, developing graphics, and documenting sources.

Author: James G. Paradis

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262661276

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 324

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A second edition of a popular guide to scientific and technical communication, updated to reflect recent changes in computer technology. This guide covers the basics of scientific and engineering communication, including defining an audience, working with collaborators, searching the literature, organizing and drafting documents, developing graphics, and documenting sources. The documents covered include memos, letters, proposals, progress reports, other types of reports, journal articles, oral presentations, instructions, and CVs and resumes. Throughout, the authors provide realistic examples from actual documents and situations. The materials, drawn from the authors' experience teaching scientific and technical communication, bridge the gap between the university novice and the seasoned professional. In the five years since the first edition was published, communication practices have been transformed by computer technology. Today, most correspondence is transmitted electronically, proposals are submitted online, reports are distributed to clients through intranets, journal articles are written for electronic transmission, and conference presentations are posted on the Web. Every chapter of the book reflects these changes. The second edition also includes a compact Handbook of Style and Usage that provides guidelines for sentence and paragraph structure, punctuation, and usage and presents many examples of strategies for improved style.

A Concise Guide to Communication in Science and Engineering

This guide offers a comprehensive but concise resource based on extensive, carefully analysed examples from the published literature.

Author: David H. Foster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198704232

Category:

Page: 400

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Success in scientific and engineering research depends on effective writing and presentation. The purpose of this guide is to help the reader achieve that goal. It enables students and researchers to write and present material to a professional modern standard, efficiently and painlessly, and with maximum impact. The approach is not prescriptive. Rather, the emphasis is on a logical approach to communication, informed by what needs to be achieved, what works in practice, and what interferes with success. Over 400 examples of good and bad writing and graphing are presented. Each is from a published research article and is accompanied by analysis, comment, and correction where needed. Journal reviewers' critiques of submitted manuscripts are included to illustrate common pitfalls. Above all, this is a "how-to" book, comprehensive but concise, suitable for continuous study or quick reference. Checklists at the end of each chapter enable the reader to test the readiness of a dissertation, journal submission, or conference presentation for assessment or review. Although oriented towards engineering and the physical and life sciences, it is also relevant to other areas, including behavioural and clinical sciences and medicine.

Communication Skills

Rev. ed. of: Communication for engineering students / John W. Davies. 2nd ed. 1996.

Author: John W. Davies

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0130882941

Category: Communication in engineering

Page: 171

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Rev. ed. of: Communication for engineering students / John W. Davies. 2nd ed. 1996.

A User s Guide to Engineering

Characteristics of Recent Science and Engineering Graduates : 2001 , NSF 04 -
302 , Project Officer John Tsapogas , Arlington , VA , 2003 . Paradis , J . G . , and
M . L . Zimmerman . The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication .

Author: James N. Jensen

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UCSD:31822035718626

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 354

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Engineering careers. Engineering disciplines. Engineering problem solving. Engineering problem-solving tools. Technical communications.

Getting It Right

Based on the author’s experience in large industrial firms, this book addresses the avoidance of common pitfalls that engineers and scientists routinely face in industry and academia.

Author: Peter Bock

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128161661

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 466

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Getting it Right: R&D Methods for Science and Engineering, Second Edition, is an authoritative guide to the methodologies that produce coherent and complete R&D projects. Based on the author’s experience in large industrial firms, this book addresses the avoidance of common pitfalls that engineers and scientists routinely face in industry and academia. Special emphasis is placed on the comprehensive analysis of project problems, requirements, objectives, the use of standard and consistent terminology and procedures, the design of rigorous and reproducible experiments, the appropriate reduction and interpretation of project results, and the effective communication of project design, methods, results, and conclusions, embedded in a clear and modern framework of the Scientific Method. This fully updated new edition also includes an extended case study from industry, additional material about the evolution of knowledge and science and technology and a special focus on the discovery and nurture of technical innovation, both of which reinforce the importance of adherence to the described methodology in both academic and industrial venues. Professional engineers and researchers will find a highly consistent and practical reference for the rigorous conduct and clear communication of complex R&D projects. Students will also find a palatable introduction to the critical concepts of knowing, doing, and Getting it Right. Presents a standard methodology for conducting rigorous and complete R&D projects Includes a detailed case study from an experienced R&D research scientist and engineer Provides a consistent framework for knowledge organization and the Scientific Method

The Science of Communicating Science

Are you wishing you knew how to better communicate science, without having to read several hundred academic papers and books on the topic? Luckily Dr Craig Cormick has done this for you!

Author: Craig Cormick

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781486309832

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Are you wishing you knew how to better communicate science, without having to read several hundred academic papers and books on the topic? Luckily Dr Craig Cormick has done this for you! This highly readable and entertaining book distils best practice research on science communication into accessible chapters, supported by case studies and examples. With practical advice on everything from messages and metaphors to metrics and ethics, you will learn what the public think about science and why, and how to shape scientific research into a story that will influence beliefs, behaviours and policies.

Engineering Communication From Principles to Practice 2e

Engineering Communication: From Principles to Practice, 2e, is a writing and communications text designed to guide engineering students through the process of writing polished and professional documents.

Author: Robert Irish

Publisher: OUP Canada

ISBN: 0195446925

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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Engineering Communication: From Principles to Practice, 2e, is a writing and communications text designed to guide engineering students through the process of writing polished and professional documents.

Scientific style and format

The Chicago guide to communicating science. Chicago (IL): University of
Chicago Press; 2003. Paradis JG, Zimmerman ML. The MIT guide to science and
engineering communication. 2nd ed. Cambridge (MA): MIT Press; c2002. Patrias
K.

Author: Council of Science Editors. Style Manual Committee

Publisher: Rockefeller University Press

ISBN: UOM:49015003153278

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 658

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A Scientific Approach to Writing for Engineers and Scientists

"This book is a guide to technical writing, presented in a systematic framework that mirrors the logic associated with the scientific process itself.

Author: Robert E. Berger

Publisher:

ISBN: 1118886771

Category: Communication in science

Page: 215

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"This book is a guide to technical writing, presented in a systematic framework that mirrors the logic associated with the scientific process itself. Other English books merely define concepts and provide rules; this one explains the reasoning behind the rules. Other writing books for scientists and engineers focus primarily on how to gather and organize materials; this one focuses primarily on how to compose a readable sentence. The approach should be satisfying not only to scientists and engineers, but also to anyone who once took a grammar course but can't remember the rules--because there was no exposure to underlying principles"--

Complete Science Communication

Complete Science Communication focusses on four major aspects of science communication: writing for non-technical audiences and science journalism; writing for technical audiences and peer-reviewed journal writing; public speaking of ...

Author: Ryan C Fortenberry

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9781788015486

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Science communication is a rapidly expanding area, and a key component of many final year undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Authored by a highly regarded chemist and science communicator, this textbook pulls together all aspects of science communication. Complete Science Communication focusses on four major aspects of science communication: writing for non-technical audiences and science journalism; writing for technical audiences and peer-reviewed journal writing; public speaking of science; and public relations. It first showcases how writing in a journalistic style is done and provides a guide for colloquially communicating science. Then, the art of writing scientific papers is conjoined to this idea to make technical manuscripts more digestible, readable, and, hence, citable. These ideas are next taken into the spoken word so that the scientist can engage in telling their science like that natural human art of campfire stories. Finally, all of these communication concepts are wrapped together in a discussion of public relations, providing the scientist with an appreciation for the marketing directors and news disseminators with whom they will work. Written in an accessible way, this textbook will provide science students with an appreciative understanding of communication, marketing, journalism, and public relations. They can incorporate these aspects into their own practices as scientists, allowing them to liaise with practitioners in the communication field.

The Random House Guide to Technical and Scientific Communication

The Random House Guide evolved from a decade of teaching technical
communication , writing , and editing . We tested parts of the text in our classes
for students in 30 different technical , scientific , engineering , and communication
fields .

Author: Donald E. Zimmerman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 0394332601

Category: Science

Page: 451

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The Guide to Writers Conferences

... International Standards for Engineering Communication , Submitting
Manuscripts to Technical Journals , Explaining Science and Engineering to the
Lay Public , and Why do Mathematicians Find It Difficult to Communicate with
Engineers ?

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ISBN: IND:30000003256462

Category: Authorship

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World Guide to Scientific Associations and Learned Societies

Sally Chapman Concerned with concepts and methods of the physical and
engineering sciences applied in biology and ... Seeks to foster original work in all
aspects of communications science , engineering , and technology and
encourages ...

Author: Helmut Opitz

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 3598222505

Category: Reference

Page: 609

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Previous editions are cited in Books for College Libraries, 3rd ed.. This guide contains descriptions of about 17,500 associations and societies from the fields of science, culture and technology. Arrangement is alphabetically by name within an alphabetical listing of countries. Indexing is by association names, persons, and subjects. Each entry gives the association name (where applicable: extension to name, abbreviation, name in English, former name), contact information, homepage, year of foundation, number of members, names of officials, details of periodical publications, and whether or not a library and/or archives exists. New information includes details on aims and activities, awards, grants, and events. Distributed by Gale. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.

Guide to higher education in Africa

... Literature; Portuguese) Science and Technology (Computer Science; Hotel
Management; Tourism) Social Sciences and ... Engineering (Civil Engineering)
Communication Sciences (Communication Studies) Computer Science (
Computer ...

Author: International Association of Universities

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: UOM:39015073914296

Category: Education

Page: 608

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The fourth edition of " The Guide to Higher Education in Africa" contains reliable and up-to-the-minute information on higher education throughout Africa - over 900 institutions in 47 countries, plus details of national education systems and agencies - in a single reference source. Details on university-level institutions include: name (local and English) of the institutions; full postal address; telephone, fax, e-mail and telegraphic numbers, and new for this edition, websites where applicable; list of all faculties, colleges, schools, institutes, and departments within the institutions; and a brief historical background. It also includes: information on academic year, admission requirements and tuition fees; degrees and diplomas offered at each level of study; special facilities (museums etc) and publications; size and breakdown of academic staff; student enrolment figures; and principal academic and administration officers.

Scientists Must Write

This book, by a scientist, will help you to write: to observe, remember, think and plan; to manage your time and avoid stress; and to improve your communication skills.

Author: Robert Barrass

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415269964

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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First published in 1978, Scientists Must Write is a guide that shows how to write technical essays, reports and articles. The second edition is written for scientists, engineers and students of science, technology and engineering.

Reporting Results

This brief guide is ideal for science and engineering students and professionals to help them communicate technical information clearly, accurately, and effectively.

Author: David C. van Aken

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107394377

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page:

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This brief guide is ideal for science and engineering students and professionals to help them communicate technical information clearly, accurately, and effectively. The focus is on the most common communication forms, including laboratory reports, research articles, and oral presentations, and on common issues that arise in classroom and professional practice. This book will be especially useful to students in a first chemistry or physics laboratory course. Advanced courses will often use the same formatting as required for submission to technical journals or for technical report writing, which is the focus of this book. Good communication habits are appropriate in all forms of technical communication. This book will help the reader develop effective communication skills. It is also ideal as a reference on stylistic and grammar issues throughout a technical career. Unlike most texts, which concentrate on writing style, this book also treats oral presentations, graphing, and analysis of data.

Which Degree Guide

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STUDIES Aberdean , BEng , 4 yr ft , H502 , Grades : BBC ... materials &
mechanics ; energy conversion ; engineering communication design & practice ;
applied mechanics ; electrical circuits & devices . ... or combined science ; All yrs :
Mathematics ; engineering principles : basic concepts in physics & chemistry ;
statics ; dynamics ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B337559

Category: Degrees, Academic

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