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Writing for Science and Engineering

Papers, Presentations and Reports

Learning how to write clearly and concisely is an integral part of furthering your research career; however, doing so is not always easy. In this second edition, fully updated and revised, Dr. Silyn-Roberts explains in plain English the steps to writing abstracts, theses, journal papers, funding bids, literature reviews, and more. The book also examines preparing seminar and conference presentations. Written in a practical and easy to follow style specifically for postgraduate students in Engineering and Sciences, this book is essential in learning how to create powerful documents.

Writing for Science and Engineering will prove invaluable in all areas of research and writing due its clear, concise style. The practical advice contained within the pages alongside numerous examples to aid learning will make the preparation of documentation much easier for all students.

Audience
All science, engineering and technology postgraduates will find this useful, as well as research and development workers who are expected to write reports and make presentations.

Hardbound, 208 Pages

Published: October 2012

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-098285-4

Reviews

  • "Silyn-Roberts…presents this technical manual for writing in the sciences, intended to help students build technical competency. The basic structure of a scientific document and how to work from a skeleton of headings is covered, followed by considerations for specific types of documents. Advice on references, conventions, revising and editing is given. A small section on style is included, and the book ends by treating oral presentations."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013
    'Practical advice contained within the pages alongside numerous examples to aid learning will make the preparation of documentation much easier for all students'.--Engineering Designer, March 2001
    "Writing for Science and Engineering will prove invaluable in all areas of research and writing due to its clear, concise style".--The Engineers Journal, October 2000
    "Excellent text"--Professor Doug Probert, School of Mechanical Engineering, Cranfield University
    'This book could serve as a practical guide to all aspects of documentation in Engineering, Science and Technology areas.'--Chemical Industry Digest, Feb. 2001


Contents

  • Section 1:  Document Structure. The Requirements for each Section
    Chapter 1: The General Structure of a Document
    Chapter 2: The Core Chapter: Sections and Elements of a Document

    Section 2:  Specific Types of Documents
    Chapter 3: Abstract; Summary; Executive Summary
    Chapter 4: Literature Review
    Chapter 5: Research Proposal
    Chapter 6: Journal Paper
    Chapter 7: Progress Reports
    Chapter 8: Consulting/ Management Report; Recommendation Report
    Chapter 9: Engineering Design Report
    Chapter 10: Formal Letters
    Chapter 11: Emails and faxes
    Chapter 12: Procedures or a set of instructions
    Chapter 13: Thesis
    Chapter 14: Conference Poster

    Section 3: Referencing, Editorial Conventions, Revising, Proofreading
    Chapter 15: Referencing
    Chapter 16: Editorial Conventions
    Chapter 17: Revising and Proofreading

    Section 4: Writing Style
    Chapter 18: Problems of Style: recognising and correcting them

    Section 5: Presenting your work orally
    Chapter 19: A Seminar or Conference Presentation
    Chapter 20: Presentation to Small Groups
    Appendices

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