Scientists Must Write: A Guide to Better Writing for Scientists, Engineers and Students

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 204 pages
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Good writing and communication skills are essential in many areas of science and engineering, to help observation, thinking and remembering, to organize work and to avoid stress. Written by a scientist for scientists, this book is much more than a textbook of English grammar - it is a valuable source of information for all aspects of writing in scientific and technical situations.

The only book focusing on the ways in which writing is important to the scientific community, this book assists readers on:

* how to write and choice of words
* using numbers and illustrations
* writing project reports, theses and papers for publication
* giving a short talk or presentation.

The new edition of Scientists Must Write has been fully revised and updated to take account of the changes in information and communications technology including word processing and information storage and retrieval; new appendices on punctuation, spelling and computers; and useful exercises to improve writing.

This popular guide will be of great use to undergraduates, postgraduates, professional scientists and engineers.

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Practical, focused, and illuminating, I always recommend this fine, thin textbook to graduate students in engineering and the hard sciences as a supplemental book. The opening section makes a rather profound, often overlooked, point: clear writing is essential for engineers and scientists to effectively complete their professional tasks and duties. I am also especially fond of the author's insistence that "numbers add precision".
If you teach writing to reluctant engineers or scientists, I strongly advise that you buy this outstanding book.

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Totally love the book. And really help.

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