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Scientific Writing and Communication [Paperback]

Angelika Hofmann

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4 Sep 2014
Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations, Second Edition, serves as a comprehensive <"one-stop>" reference guide to scientific writing and communication. The second edition of Angelika Hofmann's successful text covers all the areas of scientific communication that a scientist needs to know and master in order to successfully promote his or her research and career. This unique "all-in-one" handbook begins with a discussion of the basic principles of scientific writing style and composition and then applies these principles to writing research papers, review articles, grant proposals, research statements, and résumés, as well as to preparing academic presentations and posters.

Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations has been used successfully for a number of years in courses on scientific writing at various universities and institutes worldwide.
Readers of the second edition will find numerous new examples and exercises, many with an expanded interdisciplinary focus. Every major section of the text has been updated, with new sections on writing mechanics, expanded coverage of grant writing (including the latest need-to-know information on writing successful federal grants), more advice on preparing posters, conference presentations, and job resumes, and a new set of <"Top 20 Tips>" quick-reference appendices for using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

The new second edition of this handbook shows readers how to write clearly and how to recognize shortcomings in their own writing. The book targets a broad audience ranging from upper-level undergraduate students to graduate students, from postdoctoral fellows and faculty to fully fledged researchers. It does so not only by providing crucial knowledge about the structure and delivery of written material but also by explaining how readers go about reading. The level of presentation is geared for those looking to improve their writing without having to read many different books on the subject. Although the second edition of Papers, Proposals, and Presentations can be used as a textbook, it is structured such that it is equally self-explanatory, allowing readers to understand how to write publications or proposals and to present scientific talks without having to take a class.

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"The definitive work in communication for all scientific fields."--Leanna C. Giancarlo, University of Mary Washington"An essential resource for every student. I have never seen these topics covered with such clarity and depth within a single textbook."--Susan McDowell, Ball State University"This book is richly detailed, its content is carefully and clearly explained in language that students can understand, and the exercises it contains are incredibly helpful and challenging."--Daun Daemon, North Carolina State University

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Angelika H. Hofmann is Instructor for Scientific Writing at Yale University.

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Amazon.com: 3.7 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for the professional-level natural science writer 22 July 2014
By jlmcmillan - Published on Amazon.com
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I work as a scientific editor and teach social scientific and natural scientific writing to graduate students, post-docs, and professionals who do not speak English as a native language. As per a one-star comment previously posted, I agree, this is NOT an ideal resource for the first-time scientific writer, or for someone looking for more general guidance; it's very high level, and really focused on the natural sciences. However, if you are, for example, a non-native English speaker who is publishing in the natural sciences, or teaching writing to this population, I really think this is the absolute best book on the market. The exercises are very thoughtful, and it covers all parts of the professional-level writing process, with an emphasis on the needs of non-native speakers.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful for writing. 9 Feb 2014
By Sarah Abboud - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is an amazing resource to use while writing manuscripts. I found the organization quite helpful. I would buy this book if you do not own it.
1.0 out of 5 stars Hate it 17 July 2014
By Truth Serum - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book for a class and hated it!! The examples are over the top and there are no direct, specific, and simple to follow format.
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