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Whether you are a graduate student or a senior scientist, your reputation rests on the ability to communicate your ideas and data. In this straightforward and accessible guide, Scott L. Montgomery offers detailed, practical advice on crafting every sort of scientific communication, from research papers and conference talks to review articles, interviews with the media, e-mail messages, and more. Montgomery avoids the common pitfalls of other guides by focusing not on rules and warnings but instead on how skilled writers and speakers actually learn their trade-by imitating and adapting good models of expression. Moving step-by-step through samples from a wide variety of scientific disciplines, he shows precisely how to choose and employ such models, where and how to revise different texts, how to use visuals to enhance your presentation of ideas, why writing is really a form of experimentation, and more.

He also traces the evolution of scientific expression over time, providing a context crucial for understanding the nature of technical communication today. Other chapters take up the topics of writing creatively in science; how to design and use graphics; and how to talk to the public about science. Written with humor and eloquence, this book provides a unique and realistic guide for anyone in the sciences wishing to improve his or her communication skills.

Practical and concise, The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science covers:

*Writing scientific papers, abstracts, grant proposals, technical reports, and articles for the general public

*Using graphics effectively

*Surviving and profiting from the review process

*Preparing oral presentations

*Dealing with the press and the public

*Publishing and the Internet

*Writing in English as a foreign language

Review:

"Montgomery wants scientists to cast off the straightjacket of convention when they write for other scientists, or at least to ask a friend to loosen the ties. He covers a huge amount of ground, from papers and review articles to book reviews, technical reports, presentations and online publishing. He has some excellent practical advice for nervous publishing virgins with writer's block as well as encouragement for more experienced writers flirting coyly with metaphor and the occasional rhetorical flourish." New Scientist

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-220) and index.

Synopsis:

Montgomery offers detailed, practical advice on crafting every sort of scientific communication, from research papers and conference talks to grant proposals and more. He focuses not on rules and warnings but instead on how skilled writers and speakers actually learn their trade--by imitating and adapting good models of expression.

About the Author

Scott L. Montgomery is a consulting geologist, writer, and independent scholar. He has authored hundreds of papers, articles, monographs, and reports in the geological sciences, as well as several textbooks and translations. He is also the author of several books on the history of science and scientific language, including Science in Translation: Movements of Knowledge through Cultures and Time.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Communicating Science

2. Scientific Communication: Historical Realities for Readers and Writers

3. Reading Well: The First Step to Writing Well

4. Writing Well: A Few Basics

5. Writing Very Well: Opportunities for Creativity and Elegance

6. The Review Process: Contents and Discontents

7. The Scientific Paper: A Realistic View and Practical Advice

8. Other Types of Writing: Review Articles, Book Reviews, Debate/Critique

9. Graphics and Their Place

10. Technical Reports

11. The Proposal

12. For Researchers with English as a Foreign Language

13. Oral Presentations: A Few Words

14. The Online World: Using the Internet

15. Dealing with the Press

16. In Conclusion

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226534855
Manufactured:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Montgomery, Scott L.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Technical Writing
Subject:
Communication of technical information
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Communication in science
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
Series Volume:
107-211
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 line drawings
Pages:
239
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Review" by , "Montgomery wants scientists to cast off the straightjacket of convention when they write for other scientists, or at least to ask a friend to loosen the ties. He covers a huge amount of ground, from papers and review articles to book reviews, technical reports, presentations and online publishing. He has some excellent practical advice for nervous publishing virgins with writer's block as well as encouragement for more experienced writers flirting coyly with metaphor and the occasional rhetorical flourish."
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-220) and index.
"Synopsis" by , Montgomery offers detailed, practical advice on crafting every sort of scientific communication, from research papers and conference talks to grant proposals and more. He focuses not on rules and warnings but instead on how skilled writers and speakers actually learn their trade--by imitating and adapting good models of expression.
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