A short guide to writing about biology / Jan A. Pechenik.
By: Pechenik, Jan A.Material type: BookSeries: Short guide series.Copyright date: Boston : Pearson, 2013Edition: Eighth edition.Description: xii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780321833860; 0321833864; 9780205075072 (alk. paper); 020507507X (alk. paper).Subject(s): Biology -- Authorship | Report writing | Biología -- Paternidad literaria | Reporte escritoDDC classification: 808.06657
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Includes appendix (pages 264-271) and index (pages 272-276)
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271)
Part I General Advice about Writing and Reading Biology -- 1 Introduction and general rules -- 2 Locating useful sources -- 3 General advice on reading and note talking -- 4 Reading and writing about statistical analyses -- 5 Citing sources and listing references -- 6 Revising -- Part II Guidelines for Specific Tasks -- Prelude: Why are you writing papers and giving talks? -- 7 Writing summaries, critiques, essays, and review papers -- 8 Answering essay questions -- 9 Writing laboratory and other research reports -- 10 Writing research proposals -- 11 Presenting research findings: preparing talks and poster presentations -- 12 Writing letters of application.
"This eighth edition provides extensive guidance for all aspects of writing for biologists at all stages of training, including research reports, essay exams, term papers, research proposals, summaries, critiques, poster presentations, oral presentations, and letters of application for jobs and graduate programs. It explains how biologists work, how they design studies, and how they think about the data they collect and provides detailed advice on working with data, presenting data, and interpreting the results of statistical analyses. It also offers detailed advice about locating useful sources of information, both in print and on the Web, and about avoiding plagiarism and includes extensive pedagogy in each chapter--helpful hints and end of chapter checklists and summaries, which can easily be used by students to facilitate peer review and by instructors to generate grading rubrics. Guiding students through the important process of creating effective oral presentations and poster presentations, this guide includes numerous 'Technology Tips,' helping students to take better advantage of the computer technology available to them for writing, revising, graphing, calculating, and giving effective talks." -- From the Publisher.