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Macmillan Higher Education

Writing for Science Students

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Palgrave

Pages: 212
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Palgrave Study Skills

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Paperback - 9781137571519

06 April 2017

$22.99

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Ebook - 9781137571526

04 June 2017

$19.99

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Catering to the specific needs of science students, this guide will equip students of all scientific disciplines with the skills they need to communicate effectively in written assignments.

The book guides students through...

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Catering to the specific needs of science students, this guide will equip students of all scientific disciplines with the skills they need to communicate effectively in written assignments.

The book guides students through each of the key stages involved in producing a piece of scientific writing. It begins by developing students’ understanding of the different types of scientific writing, including lab reports, essays and abstracts. Students are then taken through the writing process, from the initial stages of interpreting the question and conducting research through to writing a draft and responding to feedback.

This is an essential resource for all science students who are required to produce lab reports, extended essays, dissertations and other written assignments as part of their course. It is also ideal for international students who are new to academic study in the UK.

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  • Addresses the most commonly raised concerns from students and staff in each chapter, thereby giving students a better understanding of what lecturers are looking for in their written work
  • Includes authentic examples of scientific writing and practical activities to help readers put their skills into practice
  • Contains guidance on how to apply critical thinking to scientific writing
  • Identifies common errors in scientific writing, and includes helpful resources to help students avoid making these mistakes themselves
  • Shows students how the ability to write clearly and concisely will benefit their employability
  • Written by academics who work directly with students and staff, and understand their needs and expectations

PART I: UNDERSTANDING SCIENTIFIC WRITING
Introduction
Scientific Writing: What Makes it Different?
PART II: PREPARING TO WRITE
Understanding the Different Types of Academic Writing
Interpreting the Question
Researching the Topic and Gathering Materials
Evaluating and Refining Your Materials
Incorporating and Referencing Other People's Work
Working with Data
Being Critical
PART III: GETTING DOWN TO WRITING
Producing a Draft
Making Sure Your Work Looks Its Best
PART IV: REFLECTING ON YOUR WORK AND MOVING FORWARD
Making the Most of Feedback
Appendix 1: Exercises
Appendix 2: Answers to Exercises
Appendix 3: Annotated Further Reading.

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Jennifer Boyle is Coordinator of the Writing Centre and Effective Writing Adviser for Postgraduate Researchers at the University of Glasgow, UK.

Scott Ramsay is Effective Learning Adviser for the College of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow, UK.

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Jennifer Boyle is Coordinator of the Writing Centre and Effective Writing Adviser for Postgraduate Researchers at the University of Glasgow, UK.

Scott Ramsay is Effective Learning Adviser for the College of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow, UK.

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