Writing and Presenting in English

The Rosetta Stone of Science

By

  • Petey Young, Southern Oregon University Ashland, OR, USA

The Rosetta Stone of Science is a useful and practical guide to presenting scientific research in the English language. It is written specifically for scientists who would like to improve the effectiveness with which they use the English language and improve their communicative skills in order to become published and develop more confidence in presenting their work at international conferences.

Part 1 of the book covers the style preferred by today's leading journals, discusses how to prepare models for writing research papers, and provides advice for writing abstracts, proposals, and editing. Examples of cover letters are also given. Part 2 discusses the various arts and techniques used by successful presenters at scientific conferences.

The content of the book is presented in a light, simple and informative manner making The Rosetta Stone of Science an entertaining and instructive read. This book will prove invaluable to all scientists, research fellows, post-docs, and graduate students whose first language is not English.

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Audience

1.) Scientists in th non-English speaking countries of the world ,
2.) Non-native speakers of English who are research fellow, post-docs, and graduate students working in English-speaking countries.

 

Book information

  • Published: March 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52118-7


Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction
PART I: Writing Research Articles for Publication Chapter 2: The Art of Creating a Model to Help You Write
Chapter 3: The Art of Editing What You Write
Chapter 4: The Art of Dancing with Change
Chapter 5: The Art of Writing Abstracts, Proposals, & Cover Letters

PART II: Presenting at International Conferences Chapter 6: The Art of Preparing Slides
Chapter 7: The Art of Using Your Voice
Chapter 8: The Art of Body Language & Presenting Smoothly
Chapter 9: The Art of Napping at Conferences
Afterword