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.

The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication second edition

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 Paradis

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262265522

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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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.

A Concise Guide to Communication in Science and Engineering

My reason for writing this guide is to help scientists and engineers communicate their research. There is plenty of advice and guidance available but the ...

Author: David H. Foster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191009389

Category: Science

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.

Communication Patterns of Engineers

In Communication Among Scientists and Engineers. C. E. Nelson and D. E. Pollock, eds., pp. ... The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication.

Author: Carol Tenopir

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471683148

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

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Communication Patterns of Engineers brings together, summarizes, and analyzes the research on how engineers communicate, presenting benchmark data and identifying gaps in the existing research. Written by two renowned experts in this area, the text: Compares engineering communication patterns with those of science and medicine Offers information on improving engineering communication skills, including the use of communication tools to address engineering departments' concerns about the inadequacies of communication by engineers Provides strong conclusions to address what lessons engineering educators, librarians, and communication professionals can learn from the research presented

Scientific Papers and Presentations

The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information, third ed. Oxford University Press, New York. Committee on Science, Engineering, ...

Author: Martha Davis

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123847270

Category: Medical

Page: 342

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Davis (agronomy), Kaaron Davis (agricultural, food and life sciences), and Marion Dunagan (business, all U. of Arkansas) offer fledgling scientists advice about the professional communications requirements they will face as graduate students and working scientists. They cover many aspects lightly, and refer readers to more specialized treatments for greater detail. Their topics include organizing and writing a rough draft, graduate theses and dissertations, publishing data, visual aids for presentations, and communicating with nonscientists. Previous editions were published in 1996 and 2004. Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Engineering Communication A Practical Guide to Workplace Communications for Engineers

In the United States, an engineering report is most likely to conform to either the IEEE or ... 2 Definition taken from Materials Science and Engineering ...

Author: David Ingre

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305887183

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS FOR ENGINEERS, 2E is ideal for both future and practicing engineers. Predicated on the successful dynamic analysis model CMAPP (context, message, audience, purpose and product), this practical guide provides readers with a variety of communication strategies. Engineers gain important help in creating the types of proposals, reports, memos, letters, job application documents, and digital/social media publications that are most needed for today's workplace. Interrelated case studies and exercises help readers develop the critical thinking and planning skills essential in contemporary engineering. Current and future engineers learn to evaluate important ethical and cultural considerations as they master the development of the effective business communication essential in today's careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science

Writing Successfully in Science. New York: Harper Collins. Paradis, J. G., and M. L. Zimmerman. 1997. The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication ...

Author: Scott L. Montgomery

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226144504

Category: Reference

Page: 312

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This book is a comprehensive guide to scientific communication that has been used widely in courses and workshops as well as by individual scientists and other professionals since its first publication in 2002. This revision accounts for the many ways in which the globalization of research and the changing media landscape have altered scientific communication over the past decade. With an increased focus throughout on how research is communicated in industry, government, and non-profit centers as well as in academia, it now covers such topics as the opportunities and perils of online publishing, the need for translation skills, and the communication of scientific findings to the broader world, both directly through speaking and writing and through the filter of traditional and social media. It also offers advice for those whose research concerns controversial issues, such as climate change and emerging viruses, in which clear and accurate communication is especially critical to the scientific community and the wider world.

Visual Strategies

Helps scientists and engineers to communicate research results by showing how to create effective graphics for use in journal submissions, grant proposals, conference posters, presentations and more.

Author: Felice Frankel

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300176445

Category: Design

Page: 153

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Helps scientists and engineers to communicate research results by showing how to create effective graphics for use in journal submissions, grant proposals, conference posters, presentations and more.

Careers in Science and Engineering

A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond Committee on Science, ... Communication Skills Scientists and engineers in all positions have to be ...

Author: Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309521918

Category: Education

Page: 127

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As science and technology advance, the needs of employers change, and these changes continually reshape the job market for scientists and engineers. Such shifts present challenges for students as they struggle to make well-informed education and career choices. Careers in Science and Engineering offers guidance to students on planning careers--particularly careers in nonacademic settings--and acquiring the education necessary to attain career goals. This booklet is designed for graduate science and engineering students currently in or soon to graduate from a university, as well as undergraduates in their third or fourth year of study who are deciding whether or not to pursue graduate education. The content has been reviewed by a number of student focus groups and an advisory committee that included students and representatives of several disciplinary societies. Careers in Science and Engineering offers advice on not only surviving but also enjoying a science- or engineering-related education and career-- how to find out about possible careers to pursue, choose a graduate school, select a research project, work with advisers, balance breadth against specialization, obtain funding, evaluate postdoctoral appointments, build skills, and more. Throughout, Careers in Science and Engineering lists resources and suggests people to interview in order to gather the information and insights needed to make good education and career choices. The booklet also offers profiles of science and engineering professionals in a variety of careers. Careers in Science and Engineering will be important to undergraduate and graduate students who have decided to pursue a career in science and engineering or related areas. It will also be of interest to faculty, counselors, and education administrators.

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.

New Media Communication Skills for Engineers and IT Professionals Trans National and Trans Cultural Demands

Dublin, Ireland: Department of Computer Science, Trinity College. Park, O., & Hopkins, R. (1993) ... The MIT guide to science and engineering communication.

Author: Patil, Arun

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466602441

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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The communication demands expected of today’s engineers and information technology professionals immersed in multicultural global enterprises are unsurpassed. New Media Communication Skills for Engineers and IT Professionals: Trans-National and Trans-Cultural Demands provides new and experienced practitioners, academics, employers, researchers, and students with international examples of best practices in new, as well as traditional, communication skills in increasingly trans-cultural, digitalized, hypertext environments. This book will be a valuable addition to the existing literature and resources in communication skills in both organizational and higher educational settings, giving readers comprehensive insights into the proficient use of a broad range of communication critical for effective professional participation in the globalized and digitized communication environments that characterize current engineering and IT workplaces.

Science Communication

A Practical Guide for Scientists Laura Bowater, Kay Yeoman ... To provide the wider science and engineering communication and public engagement community ...

Author: Laura Bowater

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119993124

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Science communication is a rapidly expanding area and meaningful engagement between scientists and the public requires effective communication. Designed to help the novice scientist get started with science communication, this unique guide begins with a short history of science communication before discussing the design and delivery of an effective engagement event. Along with numerous case studies written by highly regarded international contributors, the book discusses how to approach face-to-face science communication and engagement activities with the public while providing tips to avoid potential pitfalls. This book has been written for scientists at all stages of their career, including undergraduates and postgraduates wishing to engage with effective science communication for the first time, or looking to develop their science communication portfolio.

The Everything Parent s Guide to Common Core Science Grades 6 8

Q: How do the scientific method and the engineering design process differ? ... Q: How do scientists and engineers communicate their observations, results, ...

Author: Laurie Bloomfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440592737

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Take the mystery out of middle-grade science! The Common Core, a new set of national educational standards, has been adopted by 45 states across the nation. But if you learned about science the "old" way, you may be having a hard time understanding what your kids are bringing home from school--and why. With information on Next Generation Science Standards and practice exercises and experiments, you'll learn: The rationale behind Common Core standards The major scientific concepts your child will be learning at each grade level The new requirements for learning concepts and applying them in practical ways How the Next Generation Science Standards relate to the Common Core Math and English Language Arts standards How to help your child with homework and studying The Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core Science: Grades 6-8 will give you the confidence to help your kids meet the science expectations for their grade level, excel at school, and prepare for high school and beyond.

The Manual of Scientific Style

A Guide for Authors, Editors, and Researchers Harold Rabinowitz, Suzanne Vogel ... MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication (Paradis & Zimmerman), ...

Author: Harold Rabinowitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080557961

Category: Medical

Page: 984

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Much like the Chicago Manual of Style, The Manual of Scientific Style addresses all stylistic matters in the relevant disciplines of physical and biological science, medicine, health, and technology. It presents consistent guidelines for text, data, and graphics, providing a comprehensive and authoritative style manual that can be used by the professional scientist, science editor, general editor, science writer, and researcher. Scientific disciplines treated independently, with notes where variances occur in the same linguistic areas Organization and directives designed to assist readers in finding the precise usage rule or convention A focus on American usage in rules and formulations with noted differences between American and British usage Differences in the various levels of scientific discourse addressed in a variety of settings in which science writing appears Instruction and guidance on the means of improving clarity, precision, and effectiveness of science writing, from its most technical to its most popular

The Hands On Guide for Science Communicators

New science communicators will find this Guide both helpful and inspirational. "I am overwhelmed at how thorough and how well thought-through this book is.

Author: Lars Lindberg Christensen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387499604

Category: Science

Page: 270

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This hands-on guide offers practical advice on all aspects of science communication. It features a tightly interwoven fabric of issues: product types, target groups, written communication, visual communication, validation processes, practices of efficient workflow, distribution, promotion, advertising, and much more. Extremely practical, the guide provides the necessary "shortcuts" to produce outreach products of high quality. All concepts are explained with simple terms and illustrative examples while check lists and short "to-the-point" overviews enable rapid progress and quick results. New science communicators as well as seasoned presenters will find this guide both helpful and inspirational.

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: 0128161655

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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Getting it Right: R&D Methods for Science and Engineering, Second Edition is an authoritative guide on the methodologies that produce coherent, rigorous and comprehensible R&D projects. Based on the author's experience of, and research into, the problems consistently encountered by R&D departments in large industrial firms, this book addresses common pitfalls engineers face. Emphasis is put 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. This fully updated new edition also includes an extended case study from industry, further reinforcing the importance of the methods described in a practical setting. Professional engineers and researchers will find a consistent and practical framework for the rigorous conduct and communication of complex research and development projects. Presents a standard methodology for conducting coherent, rigorous, comprehensible and consistent R&D projects Includes a new detailed case study from an experienced R&D research engineer Provides thorough introductions to the theories of knowledge and the scientific method

Science Today

5 The OST should produce a 'best practice' guide. The committee recognized that not all scientists and engineers are equally skilled at communicating to a ...

Author: Ralph Levinson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415135313

Category: Education

Page: 236

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In this comprehensive text, key figures in the fields of science and science education critically discuss the role of science in public policy, in the school and in broader public education. Their contributions form an original dialogue on science education and the general public awareness of science, tackling both formal and informal aspects of science learning.