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This best-selling writing guide teaches readers to think as biologists and to express that thinking clearly and concisely through their writing. Emphasizing writing as a means to examining, evaluating, sharing and refining ideas, this text teaches individuals to communicate information accurately, logically, concisely and unambiguously. Comprehensive coverage of how to read and evaluate articles, interpret and describe the results of statistical tests, maintain laboratory and field notebooks, and communicate information concisely and convincingly to professional and general audiences, this book is a "must have" for any biology student. Individuals who want to pursue a career in the biological sciences.
Table of Contents
|General Advice About Writing and Reading Biology|
|Introduction and General Rules|
|What Do Biologists Write About, and Why?|
|The Keys to Success|
|On Using Computers in Writing|
|On Using Computers for Data Storage, Analysis, and Presentation|
|Why Read and What to Read: General Advice on Reading and Note-Taking|
|Reading Data: Plumbing the Depths of Figures and Tables|
|Reading Text: Summarize As You Go|
|Plagiarism and Note-Taking|
|Final Thoughts on Note-Taking: Document Your Sources|
|Locating Useful Sources|
|Reading and Writing about Statistical Analysis|
|Summary: Doing Statistics|
|Reading About Statistics|
|Writing About Statistics|
|Citing Sources and Listing References|
|Summary of Citation Format Rules|
|Preparing the Literature Cited Section|
|Sample Literature Cited Section|
|Preparing the Draft for Surgery|
|Plotting Idea Maps|
|Revising for Content|
|Revising for Clarity|
|Revising for Completeness|
|Revising for Conciseness|
|Revising for Flow|
|Revising for Teleology and Anthropomorphism|
|Revising for Spelling Errors|
|Revising for Grammar and Proper Word Usage|
|Becoming a Good Editor|
|Summary and Checklist|
|Guidelines for Specific Critiques|
|Writing Summaries and Critiques|
|Writing the First Draft|
|Writing the Summary|
|Sample Student Summary|
|Writing the Critique|
|Writing Essays and Term Papers|
|Developing a Thesis Statement|
|Researching Your Topic|
|Writing the Paper|
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