Writing for Science and Engineering: Papers, Presentations and Reports

Writing for Science and Engineering: Papers, Presentations and Reports

1st Edition - October 11, 2000

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  • Authors: Heather Silyn-Roberts, Heather Silyn-Roberts
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080523248

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Are you a post-graduate student in Engineering, Science or Technology who needs to know how to:Prepare abstracts, theses and journal papersPresent your work orallyPresent a progress report to your funding bodyWould you like some guidance aimed specifically at your subject area? ... This is the book for you; a practical guide to all aspects of post-graduate documentation for Engineering, Science and Technology students, which will prove indispensable to readers.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.

Readership

Primary market for this title: Student. All science, engineering and technology courses for postgraduates,

Secondary market: Professional. Any research/development worker who as part of his/her job is expected to write reports and make presentations.
Courses: Writing and Effective Scientific Paper taught at various organisations in-house in New Zealand, Max Planck Institutes in Germany

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Document structure. The requirements for each section: The general structure of a document; The core chapter: Sections and Elements of a document. Section 2: Specific types of documents: Abstract/Summary/Executive Summary; Literature review; Research Proposal; Journal Paper; Progress Reports; Consulting or management report and recommendation report; Engineering design report; Formal letter; Emails, faxes and memos; Thesis; Conference poster. Section 3: Referencing, editorial conventions, revising, proof reading: Referencing; Editorial conventions; Revising and proofreading: Strategies. Section 4: Writing style; Problems of Style. Section 5: Presenting your work orally; A seminar or conference presentation; Presentation to a small group. Appendices.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 281
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2000
  • Published: October 11, 2000
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080523248

About the Authors

Heather Silyn-Roberts

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Auckland

Heather Silyn-Roberts

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Auckland

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  • HH Wed Feb 17 2021

    Excellent summary not only for beginners

    The book from Heather Silyn-Roberts is an intelligible and comprehensive guide for generating proper scientific content. It contains clear instructions and is very helpful for every PhD student, but could also be of use for some professors.