The craft of scientific writing (Book, 1996) [Georgetown College]
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The craft of scientific writing

The craft of scientific writing

Author: Michael Alley
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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The craft of scientific writing is designed to help scientists and engineers write about their work clearly and effectively. Using scores of examples from a wide variety of authors and disciplines (including such well-known figures as Einstein, Bohr, and Freud), the book demonstrates the difference between strong scientific writing and weak scientific writing. This book shows how to bring ideas across to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Alley
ISBN: 0387947663 9780387947662
OCLC Number: 34513473
Description: xv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Deciding where to begin --
Structure: Organizing your documents --
Structure: Providing transition, depth, and emphasis --
Language: Being precise --
Language: Being clear --
Language: being forthright --
Language: Being familiar --
Language: Being concise --
Language: Being fluid --
Illustration: Making the right choices --
Illustration: Creating the best designs --
Writing correspondence --
Writing proposals --
Writing instructions --
Preparing presentations --
Format: Dressing documents for success --
Actually sitting down to write.
Responsibility: Michael Alley.

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In addition, he gives advice on how to start writing, and how to revise drafts, including many suggestions about approaching a wide variety of tasks - from laboratory reports to grant proposals, from  Read more...
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From review of the first edition"This book offers effective methods for improving writing efficiency and overcoming difficulties during the preparation of technical information." Robert L. Schmitt, Read more...

 
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