The detailed, practical, step-by-step advice in this user-friendly guide will help students and researchers to communicate their work more effectively through the written word. Covering all aspects of the writing process, this concise, accessible resource is critically acclaimed, well-structured, comprehensive, and entertaining. Self-help exercises and abundant examples from actual typescripts draw on the authors’ extensive experience working both as researchers and with them. Whilst retaining the user-friendly and pragmatic style of earlier editions, this third edition has been updated and broadened to incorporate such timely topics as guidelines for successful international publication, ethical and legal issues including plagiarism and falsified data, electronic publication, and text-based talks and poster presentations. With advice applicable to many writing contexts in the majority of scientific disciplines, this book is a powerful tool for improving individual skills and an eminently suitable text for classroom courses or seminars.
‘This book is beyond reproach and should be regarded as compulsory reading for all biomedical and science undergraduate and postgraduate students and all others likely to have to write or edit scientific reports.’ The Times Higher Education Supplement
‘… very well organized and easy to scan for useful tips … will soon become one of the more well-thumbed volumes on our laboratory bookshelf.’ Trends in Neuroscience
‘… pragmatic, well-written and comprehensive … each stage – from marshalling ideas through bashing out a first draft, revising it, honing it for publication and correcting it in proof – is demystified with exercises and examples.’ New Scientist
‘…does not disappoint. It is everything a ‘How to’ book needs to be, stuffed with plain common sense and sprinkled with useful tips.’ The Biologist
‘… strongly recommended for all geoscientists. There are three possible ways to use it. The first is to read it as a normal book from the first page to the last … The second way is to use it as a reference
… The third way is … as a textbook … Despite of what way to choose, you will find this book always very suitable. Reading of any passage is enjoyable and stimulating. The book in the whole is a great success …’ Zentralblatt for Geologie und Palaeontologie –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- Author(s): Janice R. Matthews, Robert W. Matthews
- Number of pages: 253 pages
- ISBN-10: 0521699274
- ISBN-13: 978-0521699273
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 3rd Edition (2008)
- Language: English