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A Short Guide to Writing about Biologyby Jan A Pechenik
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Provides students with the tools needed to be successful writers in college and their profession, while emphasizing writing as a way of examining, evaluating, and sharing ideas. Students are taught how to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and how to communicate information clearly and logically.
Teaches students to think as biologists and to express ideas clearly and concisely through their writing.
Courses preparing students for a profession in the field of biology.
Written by a prominent biologist, A Short Guide to Writing about Biology teaches students to think as biologists and to express ideas clearly and concisely through their writing. Students are provided with the tools they'll need to be successful writers in college and their profession, how to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and how to communicate information clearly and logically.
This best-selling writing guide teaches readers to think as biologists and to express that thinking clearly and concisely through their writing. Emphasizing writing as a means to examining, evaluating, sharing and refining ideas, this text teaches individuals to communicate information accurately, logically, concisely and unambiguously. Comprehensive coverage of how to read and evaluate articles, interpret and describe the results of statistical tests, maintain laboratory and field notebooks, and communicate information concisely and convincingly to professional and general audiences, this book is a must have for any biology student. Individuals who want to pursue a career in the biological sciences.
Table of Contents
I. GENERAL ADVICE ABOUT WRITING AND READING BIOLOGY.
II. GUIDELINES FOR SPECIFIC CRITIQUES.
Appendix A. The Disassembled Paragraph Reconstituted (from Chapter 5).
Appendix B. Revised Sample Sentences.
Appendix C. The Revised Sample Sentences in Final Form.
Appendix D. Commonly Used Abbreviations.
Appendix E. Suggested References for Further Reading.
Appendix F. Sample Form for Peer Review.
Appendix G. Some Useful Websites.
Appendix H. Usding the Paper Versions of Leading Index Services
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