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Writing in the life sciences : a critical thinking approach / Laurence Greene.

Author:
Greene, Laurence S., 1960- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Description:
xxx, 482 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
"Practicing scientists know that the quality of their livelihood is strongly connected to the quality of their writing, and critical thinking is the most necessary and valuable tool for effectively generating and communicating scientific information. Writing in the Life Sciences is an innovative, process-based text that gives beginning writers the tools to write about science skillfully by taking a critical thinking approach." "Author Laurence Greene emphasizes "writing as thinking" as he takes beginning writers through the important stages of planning, drafting, and revising their work. Each chapter addresses a focused writing task and uses systematic critical reading and thinking activities to help scientific writers develop the skills to communicate successfully."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
An Introduction to Writing in the Life Sciences -- Ch. 1. Defining Your Writing Project -- Ch. 2. Developing a Goal-Based Plan -- Ch. 3. Generating Content -- Ch. 4. Organizing Content and Writing a Draft -- Ch. 5. Revising Document Design, Global Structure, and Content -- Ch. 6. Revising Paragraphs -- Ch. 7. Revising Sentences -- Ch. 8. Rhetorical Goals for Scientific Papers -- Appendix A. Guidelines for Preparing and Delivering Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations -- Appendix B. Glossary of Sentence Grammar Terms.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780195170467
  • 0195170466
LCCN:
2009021102
OCLC:
373560686
RCP:
C - S