Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences

Designed primarily for undergraduates, this self-help manual offers straightforward solutions to common problems and an overview of the diversity of writing tasks faced by professional biologists.

Author: Victoria E. McMillan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312649715

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Written by a professional biologist who is also an experienced writing teacher, this comprehensive guide for students writing in biology, zoology, and botany provides detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting papers, reviews, poster presentations, and other forms of writing.

Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences

This concise guide to writing in biology is the perfect self-teaching guide for students within biology, zoology and botany departments.

Author: Victoria E. McMillan

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 1319047130

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Written by a professional biologist who is also an experienced writing teacher, this comprehensive guide for students writing in biology, zoology, and botany provides detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting papers, reviews, poster presentations, and other forms of science writing. The sixth edition features an expanded and revised chapter 1 on research strategies and sources, a greater diversity of examples from different subdisciplines (molecular biology, animal ecology, and genetics), and new technology tips throughout for searching databases and using software designed for charts, graphs, note-taking, and documentation.

Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences

This is a self-help manual offering straightforward solutions to common problems, and an overview of the diversity of writing tasks faced by professional biologists.

Author: Vicky McMillan

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 0312115040

Category: Biology

Page: 197

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An introduction to the aims and format of biological writing, designed primarily for undergraduates but also useful for postgraduate students preparing dissertations or journal contributions. This is a self-help manual offering straightforward solutions to common problems, and an overview of the diversity of writing tasks faced by professional biologists.

Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences

Written by a professional biologist who is also an experienced writing teacher, this comprehensive guide for students writing in biology, zoology, and botany provides detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting ...

Author: Victoria E. McMillan

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 9781319047146

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Written by a professional biologist who is also an experienced writing teacher, this comprehensive guide for students writing in biology, zoology, and botany provides detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting papers, reviews, poster presentations, and other forms of science writing. The sixth edition features an expanded and revised chapter 1 on research strategies and sources, a greater diversity of examples from different subdisciplines (molecular biology, animal ecology, and genetics), and new technology tips throughout for searching databases and using software designed for charts, graphs, note-taking, and documentation.

Writing in the Biological Sciences

Pedagogical features include: Relevant examples drawn from real research papers, lab reports, term papers, essays, and other sources, Writing guidelines and checklists for revisions, Annotated text passages and sets of sample wording, ...

Author: Angelika Hofmann

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ISBN: 0190245603

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Practical and easy to use, Writing in the Biological Sciences: A Comprehensive Resource for Scientific Communication, Second Edition, presents students with all of the techniques and information they need to communicate their scientific ideas, insights, and discoveries. Angelika H. Hofmann introduces students to the underlying principles and guidelines of professional scientific writing and then teaches them how to apply these methods when composing essential forms of scientific writing and communication. Ideal as a free-standing textbook for courses on writing in the biological sciences--or as an accompanying text or reference guide in courses and laboratories with writing-intensive components--this indispensable handbook gives students the tools they need to succeed in their undergraduate science careers and beyond. FEATURES * A practical organization first introduces the basics of scientific writing style and composition and then applies those principles to a wide range of forms of scientific communication Comprehensive coverage of all the main types of scientific communication provides undergraduate students with the tools they need in order to master lab reports, research papers, term papers, review articles, essay questions, proposals, oral presentations, posters, job and graduate school applications, and more * Rich pedagogical features give students hands-on advice throughout: Relevant examples drawn from real research papers, lab reports, term papers, essays, and other sources Writing guidelines and checklists for revisions Annotated text passages and sets of sample wording Extensive exercise sets with answers "Top 20 Tips" quick-reference guides for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint * A Companion Website contains instructor's lecture slides and all images from the text in PowerPoint format

Using The Biological Literature

Provides guidelines for the use of terms in the biological sciences, based on
recommendations from the member societies ... papers, documentation,
preparing the final draft, using writing to prepare exams, and other forms of
biological writing.

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824741714

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 488

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"Provides an in-depth review of current print and electronic tools for research in numerous disciplines of biology, including dictionaries and encyclopedias, method guides, handbooks, on-line directories, and periodicals. Directs readers to an associated Web page that maintains the URLs and annotations of all major Inernet resources discussed in th

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers Theses and Dissertations Seventh Edition

5. Booth, Vernon. Communicating in Science: Writing a Scientific Paper and
Speaking at Scientific Meetings. ... Science and Technical Writing: A Manual of
Style. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2001. Also at http://www.netlibrary.com.
Biology 1.

Author: Kate L. Turabian

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226823385

Category: Reference

Page: 436

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Dewey. Bellow. Strauss. Friedman. The University of Chicago has been the home of some of the most important thinkers of the modern age. But perhaps no name has been spoken with more respect than Turabian. The dissertation secretary at Chicago for decades, Kate Turabian literally wrote the book on the successful completion and submission of the student paper. Her Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, created from her years of experience with research projects across all fields, has sold more than seven million copies since it was first published in 1937. Now, with this seventh edition, Turabian’s Manual has undergone its most extensive revision, ensuring that it will remain the most valuable handbook for writers at every level—from first-year undergraduates, to dissertation writers apprehensively submitting final manuscripts, to senior scholars who may be old hands at research and writing but less familiar with new media citation styles. Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, and the late Wayne C. Booth—the gifted team behind The Craft of Research—and the University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff combined their wide-ranging expertise to remake this classic resource. They preserve Turabian’s clear and practical advice while fully embracing the new modes of research, writing, and source citation brought about by the age of the Internet. Booth, Colomb, and Williams significantly expand the scope of previous editions by creating a guide, generous in length and tone, to the art of research and writing. Growing out of the authors’ best-selling Craft of Research, this new section provides students with an overview of every step of the research and writing process, from formulating the right questions to reading critically to building arguments and revising drafts. This leads naturally to the second part of the Manual for Writers, which offers an authoritative overview of citation practices in scholarly writing, as well as detailed information on the two main citation styles (“notes-bibliography” and “author-date”). This section has been fully revised to reflect the recommendations of the fifteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style and to present an expanded array of source types and updated examples, including guidance on citing electronic sources. The final section of the book treats issues of style—the details that go into making a strong paper. Here writers will find advice on a wide range of topics, including punctuation, table formatting, and use of quotations. The appendix draws together everything writers need to know about formatting research papers, theses, and dissertations and preparing them for submission. This material has been thoroughly vetted by dissertation officials at colleges and universities across the country. This seventh edition of Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations is a classic reference revised for a new age. It is tailored to a new generation of writers using tools its original author could not have imagined—while retaining the clarity and authority that generations of scholars have come to associate with the name Turabian.

The Scientist s Handbook for Writing Papers and Dissertations

BOOTH , VERNON , Writing a Scientific Paper ( 4th ed . ) . London : The
Biochemical Society , 1978 . CBE Style Manual Committee , CBE Style Manual (
5th ed . ) . Bethesda , Md . : Council of Biology Editors , 1983 . The Chicago
Manual of ...

Author: Antoinette Miele Wilkinson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030892551

Category: Education

Page: 522

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A step-by-step guide to the preparation and writing of scientific papers and dissertations in the biological, physical and social sciences, offering advice on how to set and achieve writing objectives and how to structure and organize material.

How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper

This second edition of How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper will help both first-time writers and more experienced authors, in all biological and medical disciplines, to present their results effectively.

Author: Björn Gustavii

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139468589

Category: Science

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This second edition of How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper will help both first-time writers and more experienced authors, in all biological and medical disciplines, to present their results effectively. Whilst retaining the easy-to-read and well-structured approach of the previous edition, it has been broadened to include comprehensive advice on writing compilation theses for doctoral degrees, and a detailed description of preparing case reports. Illustrations, particularly graphs, are discussed in detail, with poor examples redrawn for comparison. The reader is offered advice on how to present the paper, where and how to submit the manuscript, and finally, how to correct the proofs. Examples of both good and bad writing, selected from actual journal articles, illustrate the author's advice - which has been developed through his extensive teaching experience - in this accessible and informative guide.

Writing Science

This book takes an integrated approach, using the principles of story structure to discuss every aspect of successful science writing, from the overall structure of a paper or proposal to individual sections, paragraphs, sentences, and ...

Author: Joshua Schimel

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199760237

Category: Mathematics

Page: 221

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"Writing Science is built upon the idea that successful science writing tells a story, and it uses that insight to discuss how to write more effectively. Integrating lessons from other genres of writing and years of experience as author, reviewer, and editor, Joshua Schimel shows scientists and students how to present their research in a way that is clear and that will maximize reader comprehension ... Writing Science is a much-needed guide to succeeding in modern science. Its insights and strategies will equip science students, scientists, and professionals across a wide range of scientific and technical fields with the tools needed to communicate effectively and successfully in a competitive industry."--Back cover.

A Guide to Writing Research Papers

Handbooks The handbooks listed in this section are for the humanities and social
sciences fields . Students writing papers in the biological sciences , chemistry ,
geology , physics , and psychology should consult style manuals for these ...

Author: Dorothea M. Berry

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015007437216

Category: Academic writing

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The American Biology Teacher

Journal of College Science Teaching , 18 , 304-306 . McMillan , V.C. ( 2001 ) .
Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences , 3rd Ed . Boston : Bedford Books .
McReady , R.M. , Guggolz , J. , Silviera , V. & Owens , H.S. ( 1950 ) .
Determination of ...

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WPA Writing Program Administration

McMillan , Victoria . Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences . New York : St .
Martin ' s , 1988 . Moore , Leslie E . , and Linda H . Peterson . " Convention as
Connection : Linking the Composition Course to the English and College
Curriculum .

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ISBN: UOM:39015067412596

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A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology

Providing practical advice to students on how to write for biology, this book shows how to write for a particular audience, self evaluate drafts, and paraphrase for improved comprehension.

Author: Karen Knisely

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0716767090

Category: Science

Page: 237

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Offers biology students practical suggestions and strategies for understanding and writing about biology and basic scientific knowledge, addressing the unique requirements of scientific writing.

Investigating Biology

Reminders As you begin writing your paper , refer to the following list for hints on
how to make your writing stronger : 1. ... Writing Guide . Clemson , SC : Clemson
University , 1988 . McMillan , V. E. Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences .

Author: Judith Giles Morgan

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: CORNELL:31924089449411

Category: Science

Page: 774

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With its distinctive investigative approach to learning, this effective laboratory manual encourages students to become detectives of science. While teaching the basic materials and procedures important for all biology majors to learn, the authors also invite students to pose hypotheses, make predictions, conduct open-ended experiments, collect data, and then apply the results to new problems. The result of this "process of science" approach is that students learn to think creatively, just as scientists do. Laboratory exercises are divided into three categories: investigative, traditional, and observational.

A Guide to Writing in the Sciences

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.

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.