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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Writing for Science Students

ISBN 9781137571519
Publication Date April 2017
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Study Skills

Writing for Science Students is a practical guide to the techniques you need for accurate, clear and effective writing. This book takes you through each stage of the process, from understanding the requirements of your assignment and planning your research, right through to reading, structuring your writing and editing. It will equip you with the key skills you need to complete all types of assignments, including essays, lab reports, posters and dissertations.

Jennifer Boyle is Coordinator of the Writing Centre and Effective Writing Adviser for Postgraduate Researchers at the University of Glasgow, UK.

Scott Ramsay is Effective Learning Adviser for the College of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow, UK.

PART I: UNDERSTANDING SCIENTIFIC WRITING
Introduction
Scientific Writing: What Makes it Different?
PART II: PREPARING TO WRITE
Understanding the Different Types of Academic Writing
Interpreting the Question
Researching the Topic and Gathering Materials
Evaluating and Refining Your Materials
Incorporating and Referencing Other People's Work
Working with Data
Being Critical
PART III: GETTING DOWN TO WRITING
Producing a Draft
Making Sure Your Work Looks Its Best
PART IV: REFLECTING ON YOUR WORK AND MOVING FORWARD
Making the Most of Feedback
Appendix 1: Exercises
Appendix 2: Answers to Exercises
Appendix 3: Annotated Further Reading.

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