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Scientific Papers and Presentations

Navigating Scientific Communication in Today’s World

Electronic publishing and electronic means of text and data presentation have changed enormously since the first edition was first published in 1997. This second edition applies traditional principles to today's, modern techniques. In addition to substantial changes on the poster presentations and visual aids chapters, the chapter on proposal writing discusses in more detail grant writing proposals. A new chapter has also been dedicated to international students studying in the United States.

Audience
Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers in every discipline

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Published: September 2004

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-088424-7

Contents


  • Preface to the Revised Edition

    Preface to the First Edition

    1 The Semantic Environment of Science

    References

    2 Before You Begin

    Kinds of Scientific Communication

    Sources of Help

    Pencils, Mice, and Cyberspace

    References

    3 Organizing and Writing a Rough Draft

    Thinking and Writing

    Prewriting Exercises

    Organization and Development

    Coordinating Organization and Development

    Organizing and Your Point of Emphasis

    Transitions

    Writing the Rough Draft

    References

    4 Searching and Reviewing Scientific Literature

    Planning the Literature Search

    Finding the Literature

    Selecting and Evaluating the Literature

    The Literature Review

    References

    5 The Proposal

    The Graduate Proposal

    The Grant Proposal

    Content and Form

    Other Considerations

    Progress Reports

    References

    6 The Graduate Thesis

    The Thesis and Your Graduate Program

    Avoiding Problems

    Planning the Thesis

    Acceptable Forms for Theses

    The Thesis Defense

    References

    7 Publishing in Scientific Journals

    Planning and Writing the Paper

    After the Paper Is Written

    The Editing and Reviewing Process

    References

    8 Style and Accuracy in the Final Draft

    Style

    Styles in Headings

    Accuracy and Style in Documentation

    Proofreading

    References

    9 Reviewing and Revising

    Reviewing and Revising Your Own Paper

    Making Use of Reviewer's Suggestions

    Reviewing the Work of Others

    References

    10 Titles and Abstracts

    Titles

    Abstracts

    References

    11 Presenting Data

    Tables

    Figures

    References

    12 Ethical and Legal Issues

    Ethics in Scientific Communication

    Professional Respect for Others

    The Legal Issues: Copyrights and Patents

    References

    13 Scientific Presentations

    Departmental Seminars

    The Professional Meeting

    Speaking at the Job Interview

    The Question and Answer Session

    Role of the Moderator

    Fit the Occasion

    References

    14 Communication without Words

    Symbols

    Type Styles

    Color

    Physical Communication

    Listening

    References

    15 Visual Aids to Communication

    Slide Composition

    Slide Production

    References

    16 The Oral Presentation

    Conditioning Yourself

    Timing

    The Visual Aids

    Coordinating the Visual Aids and the Speech

    Transitions in a Slide Presentation

    The Peer Review

    Check List for Scientific Slide Presentation

    References

    17 Poster Presentations

    Audience

    Text

    Type Size and Style

    Color and Physical Qualities

    Spacing and Arrangement

    Presentation of Data

    The Presenter

    Handouts

    Making It Fit

    Time and Construction

    References

    18 Group Communications

    Group Communication with No Audience

    Group Communication with an Audience

    References

    19 Communicating with Other Audiences

    Audiences

    Avenues

    Subject

    Techniques

    Science Writing and Presentation

    References

    20 To the International Student

    Becoming Adjusted to U.S. Cultures

    General Cultural Differences

    Scientific Writing in American English

    Oral Presentations

    Casual Conversation

    Body Language

    References

    Appendix 1 Weaknesses in Scientific Writing

    Appendix 2 The First Draft

    Appendix 3 Sample Manuscript

    Appendix 4 Sample Literature Review

    Appendix 5 Sample Proposal

    Appendix 6 Alternate Routes to the Thesis

    Appendix 7 Sample Review of Manuscript Submitted for Publication

    Appendix 8 Evolution of a Title

    Appendix 9 Evolution of an Abstract

    Appendix 1 0 Putting Data into Tables and Figures

    Appendix 1 1 Sample Letter Requesting Copyright Permission

    Appendix 1 2 Use of Color in Visual Aids

    Appendix 1 3 Sample Slides and Slide Set

    Appendix 1 4 Oral Presentations at Meetings

    Appendix 1 5 Sample Text for Poster

    Annotated Bibliography of Select References

    Index

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