Communication Skills for Biosciences

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Communication Skills for Biosciences

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  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780470863930
  • DDC分類 570.14

基本説明

Covers essay writing, practical reports, disserations, projects and presenting in individual, group and poster presentation setting.

Full Description


This text is comprehensive, user-friendly handbook that will guidestudents through the full range of written and spoken communicationskills that are demanded by today's biosciences courses. The bookalso offers a valuable refresher for postgraduate students who wishto review or expand their proficiency in these areas. This bookwill provide the student with practical advice on how best tocommunicate scientific material to different audiences includingtheir peers, their tutors and to non-scientists. Key Features: * Highly accessible, confidence-building, student-friendlyguide * Provides comprehensive coverage of the complete range ofpresentation skills needed by students * Covers essay writing, practical reports, dissertations,projects and presenting in individual, group and posterpresentation settings * Offers advice on how to avoid common errors includingplagiarism using 'what not to do' boxes throughout the text * Includes practical advice on how best to communicate scientificmaterial to different audiences e.g. undergraduates, tutors andnon-scientists

Table of Contents

Preface                                            xi
Acknowledgements xiii
Communication Skills in Science 1 (22)
About this Chapter 1 (1)
Why are communication skills important 1 (2)
for scientists?
Scientific writing: a little bit of 3 (2)
history
Scientific language 5 (1)
Peer review 6 (1)
Basic rules for writing (scientific) 6 (6)
English
Punctuation 12 (5)
More on plural words 17 (1)
Commonly confused words 17 (3)
Commonly misspelled words 20 (1)
UK and American English 21 (1)
Further reading 22 (1)
Using Scientific Literature 23 (38)
About this chapter 23 (1)
What is scientific literature? 23 (5)
Where to start 28 (1)
Peer review 29 (1)
Why use scientific literature for your 30 (1)
assignments?
Reading the literature 31 (11)
Using material from the Internet 42 (1)
Plagiarism 43 (1)
Referencing conventions 44 (1)
The Harvard style of referencing 45 (2)
Quotations and how to cite and reference 47 (1)
them
Using software to generate your references 48 (1)
Examples of citations and references 48 (11)
References 59 (1)
Further reading 60 (1)
Essay Writing 61 (22)
About this chapter 61 (1)
The purpose of assignments 61 (1)
Why write an essay? 62 (1)
Skills 63 (1)
Preparation 63 (6)
The paragraph 69 (1)
The sentence 69 (2)
General points of style 71 (4)
Plagiarism 75 (2)
Examination essays 77 (3)
Further reading 80 (3)
Writing Practical Reports 83 (14)
About this chapter 83 (1)
Introduction 83 (1)
Some general points 84 (1)
What to do before the practical session 85 (1)
During the practical session 86 (1)
How should it be written? 87 (8)
Other forms of report 95 (1)
Further reading 96 (1)
The Project Report 97 (16)
About this chapter 97 (1)
Introduction 97 (1)
How to begin 98 (3)
Writing the report 101 (7)
Dissertation-based projects 108 (2)
Ethical issues to consider when reporting 110 (1)
your project work
And finally... 111 (1)
Further reading 112 (1)
Scientific Posters 113 (12)
About this chapter 113 (1)
Why use posters? 113 (1)
When to use a poster format 114 (1)
Designing a poster 115 (5)
Printing your poster 120 (1)
Examples of posters 121 (3)
Further reading 124 (1)
Oral Presentations 125 (14)
About this chapter 125 (1)
Introduction 125 (1)
Rules to follow and pitfalls to avoid 126 (4)
Presentations with a group of participants 130 (6)
Summary: a quick guide to oral 136 (1)
presentations
Further reading 137 (2)
Preparing a Curriculum Vitae and Job 139 (22)
Application
About this chapter 139 (1)
Introduction 139 (2)
The curriculum vitae 141 (3)
Covering letters 144 (3)
Application forms 147 (3)
How to write a good personal statement 150 (1)
Interviews 151 (8)
Personal development planning 159 (1)
Some terms 159 (1)
Further reading 160 (1)
Index 161