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.
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.
A Comprehensive Resource for Scientific Communication
Author: Angelika Hofmann
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
How can 40,000 bees working in the dark, by instinct alone, construct a honey comb? Synthesizing decades of experiments, The Spirit of the Hive presents the genetic and physiological mechanisms underlying the division of labor in honey bee colonies and explains how it is an inevitable product of group living, evolving over millions of years.
Karen Knisely’s indispensible handbook provides practical advice to students who are learning to write according to the conventions in biology, covering everything from reading technical literature and writing scientific papers, to preparing lab reports and making oral presentations of scientific findings. Since scientific communication requires unique competencies on the computer (for example, producing Greek letters and mathematical symbols), almost half of the handbook is devoted familiarizing students with helpful features in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint—features that are essential to professional quality scientific communication.
How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded
Author: Joshua Schimel
Publisher: OUP USA
"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.
"Writing Successfully in Science" pays particular attention to the needs of scientists whose first language is not English, explaining how to avoid the main pitfalls of English grammar and how to present work in a clear and logical fashion. It combines practical tips for the first-time writer with useful instructions for experienced contributors wishing to improve their technique