Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing : Engineering and the Technical Sciences

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Oxford University Press, 2007 - Social Science - 252 pages
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The Making Sense series comprises five concise, readable guides to research and writing for use by students at all levels of undergraduate study. Designed especially for students in engineering, this book outlines the general principles of style, grammar and usage, while covering such issues as how to prepare proposals and project reports, how to write lab reports, and how to follow the conventions governing the use of diagrams and other graphics. This second edition of the book has new material on evaluating internet sources and avoiding plagiarism, as well as new and updated examples.

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Contents

Writing and Thinking
1
Keeping Notes and Doing Research
21
Writing Summaries and Abstracts
28
Writing a Lab Report
41
Writing Proposals and Project Reports
42
Working Collaboratively
56
Giving an Oral Presentation
63
Writing in Other Contexts
75
Writing Tests and Examinations
127
Writing a Resume and Letter of Application
135
Writing for Readability
147
Common Errors in Grammar and Usage
167
Punctuation
195
Catchlist of Misused Words and Phrases
215
Glossary
230
Weights Measures and Notation
245

Documentation
87
Following Conventions for Graphics and Formatting
115
Index
246
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About the author (2007)

Margot Northey is a Business Consultant and formerly Dean of the School of Business, Queen's University. Judi Jewinski is Director of the English Language Institute, Renison College, University of Waterloo.

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