9780195305074

Write Like a Chemist A Guide and Resource

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  • ISBN13:

    9780195305074

  • ISBN10:

    0195305078

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/18/2008
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Write Like a Chemist is a unique guide to chemistry-specific writing. Written with National Science Foundation support and extensively piloted in chemistry courses nationwide, it offers a structured approach to writing that targets four important chemistry genres: the journal article, conference abstract, scientific poster, and research proposal. Chemistry students, post-docs, faculty, and other professionals interested in perfecting their disciplinary writing will find it an indispensable reference. Users of the book will learn to write through a host of exercises, ranging in difficulty from correcting single words and sentences to writing professional-quality papers, abstracts, posters, and proposals. The book's read-analyze-write approach teaches students to analyze what they read and then write, paying attention to audience, organization, writing conventions, grammar, and science content, thereby turning the complex process of writing into graduated, achievable tasks. Concise writing and organizational skills are stressed throughout, and "move structures" teach students conventional ways to present their stories of scientific discovery. This resource includes over 350 excerpts from ACS journal articles, ACS conference abstracts, and successful NSF CAREER proposals, excerpts that will serve as useful models of chemistry writing for years to come. Other special features: Usable in chemistry lab, lecture, and writing-dedicated courses Useful as a writing resource for practicing chemists Augmented by Language Tips that address troublesome areas of language and grammer in a self-study format Accompanied by a Web site: http://www.oup.com/us/writelikeachemist Supplemented with an answer key for faculty adopting the book

Author Biography


Marin S. Robinson: Associate Professor of Chemistry & Environmental Science, Northern Arizona University Fredricka L. Stoller: Professor of English, Northern Arizona University Molly Costanza-Robinson: Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Middlebury College James K. Jones: Graduate teaching assistant for "Write Like a Chemist" project, 2001-2004

Table of Contents

Learning to Write Like a Chemist
Overview of the Journal Article
Writing the Methods Section
Writing the Results Section
Writing the Discussion
Writing the Introduction
Writing the Abstract and Title
Writing the Conference Abstract
Writing the Poster Text and Title
Designing the Poster
Overview of the Research Proposal
Writing the Goals and Importance Section
Writing the Proposed Methodology Section
Writing the Outcomes and Impacts Section
Writing the Project Summary and Title
Formatting Figures, Tables, and Schemes
Formatting Citations and References
Finalizing Your Written Work
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