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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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