Table of Contents

1. THE SEMANTIC ENVIRONMENT OF SCIENCE

2. BEFORE YOU BEGIN

3. ORGANIZING AND WRITING A ROUGH DRAFT

4. SEARCHING AND REVIEWING SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE

5. THE PROPOSAL

6. GRADUATE THESIS AND DISSERTATIONS

7.PUBLISHING IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

8. STYLE AND ACCURACY IN THE FINAL DRAFT

9. REVIEWING AND REVISING

10. TITLES AND ABSTRACTS

11. PRESENTING DATA

12. PROFESSIONALISM, ETHICS, AND LEGAL ISSUES

13. SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS

14. COMMUNICATION WITHOUT WORDS

15. VISUAL AIDS FOR PRESENTATIONS

16. THE ORAL PRESENTATION

17. POSTER PRESENTATIONS

18. GROUP COMMUNICATIONS

19. COMMUNICATION WITH NON-SCIENTISTS

20. TO THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

APPENDICES

Details

No. of pages:
368
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780123847287
Print ISBN:
9780123847270

About the authors

Martha Davis

After teaching English composition and world literature, Martha Davis crossed the line between the humanities and the sciences. Always an aficionado of biology and gardening, her interests led her to the biological and agricultural sciences where she has worked for some 15 years mostly with graduate students relative to their communication skills in science. This handbook is the result of seeking answers to their questions and of recognizing that most other communication handbooks are limited to specific areas of writing or speaking. Scientific Papers and Presentations is her attempt to put under one cover the basic guidelines for the communication endeavors of the graduate student as well as the professional scientist.

Reviews

"The book specifically lays out ideal techniques for scientific writing. It is easy to follow and has an excellent table of contents and appendix...This book will be beneficial not just to scientists, but anyone who struggles with their writing."--Technical Communication, August 2013