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Developing a Talent for Science


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Want to make the most of your talent for science? This practical guide for students, postdoctorates and professors offers a unique stepwise approach to help you develop your expertise and become a more productive scientist. Covering topics from giving presentations and writing effectively to prioritizing your workload, it provides guidance to enhance your skills and combine them with those of others to your mutual benefit. Learn how to maintain your passion for science, inspire others to develop their abilities and motivate yourself to plan effectively, focus on your goals and even optimise funding opportunities. With numerous valuable tips, real-life stories, novel questionnaires and exercises for self-reflection, this must-read guide provides everything you need to take responsibility for your own personal and professional development.

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This guide for students, postdocs, professors, researchers, and managers helps readers decide on a career path in science. It describes steps in developing a talent for science and empowers readers to apply these steps immediately in everyday life. Giving presentations, prioritizing work load, setting and achieving goals, and making the most of funding opportunities are some of the major tasks examined. Each chapter includes real-life stories, self-assessment questionnaires, and reflection exercises, and closes with a checklist of good habits to develop. The book also offers an extensive list of websites of top science repositories, academic and popular science journals, and international funding agencies, plus online resources for planning tools, academic skills, and personal development. Jansen is professor of bioinformatics and head of the Bioinformatics Center at the University of Groningen. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Jansen, Ritsert C.
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