A Field Guide for Science Writers

22 The Science Essay ROBERT KANIGEL Robert Kanigel has written hundreds of magazine articles,essays,and reviews for The ... He received the Grady–Stack Award for science writing from the American Chemical Association in 1989 and the ...

Author: Deborah Blum

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195174984

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 321

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This guide offers practical tips on science writing - from investigative reporting to pitching ideas to magazine editors. Some of the best known science witers in the US share their hard earned knowledge on how they do their job.

A Field Guide for Science Writers

The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers Professor of Journalism Deborah Blum, Deborah Blum, Mary Knudson, Robin Marantz Henig. tive sort of thing that winds up in essay collections is to cruelly constrict it.

Author: Deborah Blum

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195174991

Category: Science

Page: 321

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This guide offers practical tips on science writing - from investigative reporting to pitching ideas to magazine editors. Some of the best known science witers in the US share their hard earned knowledge on how they do their job.

The Science Writers Handbook

The classic writing guide Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott is terrific for all sorts of reasons, but it has an especially funny and memorable chapter about jealousy. A 2003 Granta essay by Kathryn Chetkovich, “Envy,” is admirable for its ...

Author: Writers of SciLance

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780738216577

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Popular science writing has exploded in the past decade, both in print and online. Who better to guide writers striving to succeed in the profession than a group of award-winning independent journalists with a combined total of 225 years of experience? From Thomas Hayden's chapter on the perfect pitch to Emma Maris's advice on book proposals to Mark Schrope's essential information on contracts, the members of SciLance give writers of all experience levels the practical information they need to succeed, as either a staffer or a freelancer. Going beyond craft, The Science Writer's Handbook also tackles issues such as creating productive office space, balancing work and family, and finding lasting career satisfaction. It is the ultimate guide for anyone looking to prosper as a science writer in the new era of publishing.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017

She is the coeditor of The Science Writers' Handbook and the author of The Science Writers' Essay Handbook, and her reporting on conservation and global change has won several national awards. After 15 years off the electrical grid in ...

Author: Hope Jahren

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9781328715517

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Best-selling author Hope Jahren edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing.

Good Essay Writing

Writing good essays can be a real challenge. If you need a helping hand (or simply want to improve your technique) this book sets out proven approaches and techniques which can help everyone write good essays.

Author: Peter Redman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446209424

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request and receive your e-inspection copy today! Writing good essays can be a real challenge. If you need a helping hand (or simply want to improve your technique) this book sets out proven approaches and techniques which can help everyone write good essays. Extensively revised and updated, this 4th edition includes new material such as: A chapter on essay planning, focusing on literature searching (using online materials), note-taking and formulating an argument A comparison of essay writing to exam writing The use of academic language, vocabulary and register, and its 'accuracy and appropriateness' A new Companion Website providing additional activities, downloads and resources. The authors focus on answering key questions you will face when preparing essays - What do tutors look for when marking my essay? What kind of skills do I need as I progress through my course? How can I avoid inadvertent plagiarism? What are the protocols for referencing? Encapsulated in easy to digest summaries, this edition shows you how to approach different types of essay questions, addresses common worries, and provides extensive use of worked examples including complete essays which are fully analysed and discussed. Visit the Companion Website at www.uk.sagepub.com/redman/ for a range of free support materials! Good Essay Writing is highly recommended for anyone studying social sciences who wants to brush up on their essay writing skills and achieve excellent grades. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Handbook Writer s Essay and Thesaurus

In work in science and social science , writers are typically referred to by surname alone both in the body of the essay and in references . Author's name in text Naidoo ( 1986 ) suggests that further archaeological work will reveal ...

Author: Visser

Publisher: Pearson South Africa

ISBN: 0636016463

Category: Bibliography

Page: 94

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The Handbook for writers of essays and theses is designed to meet the needs of teachers and students from matriculation level to postgraduate university studies. Both the Author-Date ('Harvard') method and the Author-Title (Modern language Association) method for documenting sources are described in detail.

Handbook of Science Communication

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION Jane Gregory and Steve Miller 3.1 Introduction ' Most of what I do is essay writing and I do it ... Certainly a science writer must write to communicate — Gould would be the first to admit that one of his essays ...

Author: Anthony Wilson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849386853

Category: Science

Page: 159

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Addressing the lack of a specific book on core communication/presentation skills, the Handbook of Science Communication is written as a guide for students to speak and write effectively and as a reference for scientists who need to communicate their work effectively to each other and to the wider public. The book considers how the public understanding of science has changed with time and clearly explains how important the art of communication is for the effective communication of ideas. It continues with guidance on literature searches and the use of information sources, from the library to the live interviewee. The book also deals with how to write and speak effectively, working in a group, and working with the media.

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

Instead, here is a more general essay by him, in which he muses on different classes of theory, with special reference to his own. □ We can distinguish various kinds of theories in physics. Most of them are constructive.

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191550843

Category: Science


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Selected and introduced by Richard Dawkins, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a celebration of the finest writing by scientists for a wider audience - revealing that many of the best scientists have displayed as much imagination and skill with the pen as they have in the laboratory. This is a rich and vibrant collection that captures the poetry and excitement of communicating scientific understanding and scientific effort from 1900 to the present day. Professor Dawkins has included writing from a diverse range of scientists, some of whom need no introduction, and some of whose works have become modern classics, while others may be less familiar - but all convey the passion of great scientists writing about their science.

A Guide to Writing in the Sciences

A Guide to Writing in the Sciences Andrea A. Gilpin and Patricia Patchet - Golubev A Guide to Writing in the Sciences is an ... The various scientific genres are detailed , with an emphasis on lab reports and research essays .

Author: Andrea A. Gilpin

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802083668

Category: Reference

Page: 106

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Clear and concise, this guide describes the basic elements of scientific writing, from lab reports to research essays to articles, as well as the grammar and punctuation fundamental to all writing.128 pp.

Communicating Popular Science

M.Henig (eds)AField Guide for Science Writers, 2nd edn(Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press). ... Kanigel,R. (2006) 'The Science Essay',in Blum,D., M.Knudson and R.M. Henig (eds) A FieldGuide for Science Writers, 2ndedn(Oxford; ...

Author: S. Perrault

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137017581

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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Technoscientific developments often have far-reaching consequences, both negative and positive, for the public. Yet, because science has the authority to decide which judgments about scientific issues are sound, public concerns are often dismissed because they are not part of the technoscientific paradigm they question. This book addresses the role of science popularization in that paradox; it explains how science writing works and argues that it can do better at promoting public discussions about science-related issues. To support these arguments, it situates science popularization in its historical and cultural context; provides a conceptual framework for analyzing popular science texts; and examines the rhetorical effects of common strategies used in popular science writing. Twenty-six years after Dorothy Nelkin's groundbreaking book, Selling Science: How the Press Covers Science and Technology, popular science writing is still not meeting its potential as a public interest genre; Communicating Popular Science explores how it can move closer to doing so.

The Student Assessment Handbook

Case 12.4: Communication through a sociology essay An essay was chosen in the first year subject 'The sociology of work' to allow new undergraduate students to demonstrate their level of academic writing skills as much as to demonstrate ...

Author: Lee Dunn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134310142

Category: Education

Page: 320

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A guide to current practice in assessment, particularly for those professionals coming to terms with new pressures on their traditional teaching practices. Increased use of IT, flexible assessment methods and quality assurance all affect assessment, and the need to diversify and adapt traditional assessment practices to suit new modes of learning is clearer than ever. The Student Assessment Handbook looks at the effectiveness of traditional methods in the present day and provides guidelines on how these methods may be developed to suit today's teaching environments. It is a practical resource with case studies, reflection boxes and diagnostic tools to help the reader apply the principles to everyday teaching. The book provides advice on a wide range of topics including: * assessing to promote particular kinds of learning outcomes * using meaningful assessment techniques to assess large groups * the implications of flexible learning on timing and pacing of assessment * the pros and cons of online assessment * tackling Web plagiarism and the authentication of student work * mentoring assessment standards * assessing generic skills and quality assurance.

The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500 1640

Boyle presents this essay as an isogogic letter (itself a trope) in which he proposes himself to his young friend Pyrophilus as a ... Needless rhetorical ornament in scientific writing (or 'too spruce a style'), he goes on to assert, ...

Author: Andrew Hadfield

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191655074

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 768

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The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640 is the only current overview of early modern English prose writing. The aim of the volume is to make prose more visible as a subject and as a mode of writing. It covers a vast range of material vital for the understanding of the period: from jestbooks, newsbooks, and popular romance to the translation of the classics and the pioneering collections of scientific writing and travel writing; from diaries, tracts on witchcraft, and domestic conduct books to rhetorical treatises designed for a courtly audience; from little known works such as William Baldwin's Beware the Cat, probably the first novel in English, to The Bible, The Book of Common Prayer and Richard Hooker's eloquent statement of Anglican belief, The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. The work not only deals with the range and variety of the substance and types of English prose, but also analyses the forms and styles of writing adopted in the early modern period, ranging from the Euphuistic nature of prose fiction inaugurated by John Lyly's mannered novel, to the aggressive polemic of the Marprelate controversy; from the scatological humour of comic writing to the careful modulations of the most significant sermons of the age; and from the pithy and concise English essays of Francis Bacon to the ornate and meandering style of John Florio's translation of Montaigne's famous collection. Each essay provides an overview as well as comment on key passages, and a select guide to further reading.

The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science

Writing Successfully in Science . New York : HarperCollins . Paradis , J. G. 1987. " Montaigne , Boyle , and the Essay of Experience . " In George Levine , ed . , One Science : Essays in Science and Literature , 59-91 .

Author: Scott L. Montgomery

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226534847

Category: Science

Page: 228

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Offers advice on how to create different types of scientific communications, from research papers and grant proposals to articles, speeches, interviews, and e-mail messages.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020

These gripping narratives masterfully translate the work of today's brightest scientists, offering a clearer view of our world and making us care.

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780358074298

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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A collection of the best science and nature writing published in North America in 2019, guest edited by New York Times best-selling author and ground-breaking physicist Dr. Michio Kaku. "Scientists and science writers have a monumental task: making science exciting and relevant to the average person, so that they care," writes renowned American physicist Michio Kaku. "If we fail in this endeavor, then we must face dire consequences." From the startlingly human abilities of AI, to the devastating accounts of California's forest fires, to the impending traffic jam on the moon, the selections in this year's Best American Science and Nature Writing explore the latest mysteries and marvels occurring in our labs and in nature. These gripping narratives masterfully translate the work of today's brightest scientists, offering a clearer view of our world and making us care. THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2020 INCLUDES RIVKA GALCHEN - ADAM GOPNIK - FERRIS JABR - JOSHUA SOKOL - MELINDA WENNER MOYER - SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE - NATALIE WOLCHOVER and others

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Science

In a playfully provocative essay, Ashmore, Myers, and Potter presented a wide-ranging review of the STS literature on science ... the essay's three male authors sought to capture but also destabilize the genres of writing on science, ...

Author: David R. Gruber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351207829

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Science provides a state-of-the-art volume on the language of scientific processes and communications. This book offers comprehensive coverage of socio-cultural approaches to science, as well as analysing new theoretical developments and incorporating discussions about future directions within the field. Featuring original contributions from an international range of renowned scholars, as well as academics at the forefront of innovative research, this handbook: identifies common objects of inquiry across the areas of rhetoric, sociolinguistics, communication studies, science and technology studies, and public understanding of science; covers the four key themes of power, pedagogy, public engagement, and materiality in relation to the study of scientific language and its development; uses qualitative and quantitative approaches to demonstrate how humanities and social science scholars can go about studying science; details the meaning and purpose of socio-cultural approaches to science, including the impact of new media technologies; analyses the history of the field and how it positions itself in relation to other areas of study. Ushering the study of language and science toward a more interdisciplinary, diverse, communal and ecological future, The Routledge Handbook of Language and Science is an essential reference for anyone with an interest in this area.

Writing in Political Science

Among its many features, this text includes: *NEW!

Author: Diane E. Schmidt

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: UOM:39015059979552

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 369

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Writing is the single most important tool of the political scientist's trade. While teaching her own classes, Diane E. Schmidt realized that no book on the market addressed the specific needs of the political science writer-the unique set of skills, vocabulary, sources, and methods of inquiry. Writing in Political Science: A Practical Guide, Second Edition does just that for almost any level of political science course, from freshman American government to senior capstone courses. Based on a Writing Across the Curriculum approach often mandated by state boards of higher education, this text offers clear, straightforward instructions, written in an engaging conversational tone which students will find easy to follow. Among its many features, this text includes: *NEW! A thorough treatment of how to use the internet for political science research, including citation guidelines and information on evaluating sources *NEW! thorough description of political inquiry and what it involves *An easy to use topics selection guide tied to subdisciplines in the field *Examples of every kind of writing assignment used in the discipline *Sections addressing common writing problems faced by students *A chapter explaining the basics of writing letters of introduction, vitaes, and resume

The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences

It was an editorial essay, describing his vision for the scope and nature of the journal Archiv für ... a wholly objective and value-free approach to social science, writing: “There is no absolutely 'objective' scientific analysis of ...

Author: Ian C Jarvie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446209714

Category: Social Science

Page: 772

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- what is the relationship between the social sciences and the natural sciences? - where do today's dominant approaches to doing social science come from? - what are the main fissures and debates in contemporary social scientific thought? - how are we to make sense of seemingly contrasting approaches to how social scientists find out about the world and justify their claims to have knowledge of it? In this exciting handbook, Ian Jarvie and Jesús Zamora-Bonilla have put together a wide-ranging and authoritative overview of the main philosophical currents and traditions at work in the social sciences today. Starting with the history of social scientific thought, this handbook sets out to explore that core fundamentals of social science practice, from issues of ontology and epistemology to issues of practical method. Along the way it investigates such notions as paradigm, empiricism, postmodernism, naturalism, language, agency, power, culture, and causality. Bringing together in one volume leading authorities in the field from around the world, this book will be a must-have for any serious scholar or student of the social sciences.

The Best Australian Science Writing 2021

Science enthusiasts in years 7 to 10 were invited to submit an essay of up to 800 words on 'The STEM that is part of your everyday ... The regional and city schools with the most entries receive a book pack from NewSouth Publishing, ...

Author: Dyani Lewis

Publisher: NewSouth Publishing

ISBN: 9781742238272

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Is there life in the clouds of Venus? How could Indigenous burning practices stave off catastrophic bushfires? What do horseshoe bats, raccoon dogs and pet cats have to do with the global pandemic? Science writing tells the stories of life and human endeavour in all its marvellous – often messy – complexity. Now in its eleventh year – and with a foreword by Australia’s Chief Scientist, the renowned physicist Cathy Foley – The Best Australian Science Writing 2021 is a collection that showcases the nation’s best science writing. New voices join prominent science writers and journalists, taking us to the depths of the ocean, the fuels of the future, and to the Ryugu asteroid and back. The collection also brings us straight to the heart of complex ethical dilemmas and the calamitous crises challenging scientists and writers alike. Includes the shortlisted entries for the 2021 UNSW Press Bragg Prize and the 2020 UNSW Press Bragg Student Prize winning essay.

Reader s Guide to the History of Science

More pointedly , the essays in JORDANOVA exploit the methods of literary criticism in an examination of the ... However , it is chiefly Serres's own writing that demonstrates how scientific theories may acquire mythological form through ...

Author: Arne Hessenbruch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134262946

Category: History

Page: 965

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The Reader's Guide to the History of Science looks at the literature of science in some 550 entries on individuals (Einstein), institutions and disciplines (Mathematics), general themes (Romantic Science) and central concepts (Paradigm and Fact). The history of science is construed widely to include the history of medicine and technology as is reflected in the range of disciplines from which the international team of 200 contributors are drawn.

Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology

Blum, D., Knudson, M. and Henig, R. M. (eds) (2006) A Field Guide for Science Writers, 2nd edn, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Blumler, J. G. and Gurevitch, M. (1981) 'Politicians and the press: an essay on role relationships', ...

Author: Massimiano Bucchi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134170142

Category: Science

Page: 274

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Comprehensive yet accessible, this key Handbook provides an up-to-date overview of the fast growing and increasingly important area of ‘public communication of science and technology’, from both research and practical perspectives. As well as introducing the main issues, arenas and professional perspectives involved, it presents the findings of earlier research and the conclusions previously drawn. Unlike most existing books on this topic, this unique volume couples an overview of the practical problems faced by practitioners with a thorough review of relevant literature and research. The practical Handbook format ensures it is a student-friendly resource, but its breadth of scope and impressive contributors means that it is also ideal for practitioners and professionals working in the field. Combining the contributions of different disciplines (media and journalism studies, sociology and history of science), the perspectives of different geographical and cultural contexts, and by selecting key contributions from appropriate and well-respected authors, this original text provides an interdisciplinary as well as a global approach to public communication of science and technology.