A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology

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Macmillan, 2005 - Science - 237 pages
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This book provides practical advice to students who are learning to write according to the conventions in biology. Using the standards of journal publication as a model, the author provides, in a user-friendly format, specific instructions on: using biology databases to locate references; developing sound reading strategies; paraphrasing for improved comprehension; writing for a particular audience with the appropriate tone; preparing lab reports or scientific papers, posters, and oral presentations with accepted format and content; self-evaluating drafts; and using peer and instructor feedback for professional development.
 

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Contents

CH AFTER 1 The Scientific Method
1
Finding Primary References 77
11
Reading and Writing Scientific Papers 79
19
StepbyStep Instructions for Preparing
29
Do the Results Section Next
38
Effective Advertising
56
Revision
67
A GoodSample Student Laboratory Report
99
CHAPTERS Oral Presentations 779
119
Delivery
125
Making XY Graphs in Microsoft Excel
175
Modifying Graphs
184
Preparing Oral Presentations with Microsoft
207
Adding Images
213
Delivering Your Presentation
227
Index
233

CHAPTER? Poster Presentations
113

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KARIN KNISELY, Bucknell University, USA.

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