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Mastering scientific and medical writing : a self-help guide

Author: Silvia M Rogers
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Springer e-books
"If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him frst be clear in his thoughts." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe You may ask why anyone would want to write yet another book about scientifc writing. Tere are many books on the subject, some more useful than others, and the abundance of literature on this topic may confuse rather than guide. I felt that this book was necessary for several reasons. During the past years,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbook
Electronic books
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Guides, manuels, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rogers, Silvia M.
Mastering scientific and medical writing.
Berlin : Springer, ©2007
(DLC) 2006926502
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Silvia M Rogers
ISBN: 9783540345084 3540345086 3540345078 9783540345077 6610745293 9786610745296
OCLC Number: 185021993
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 146 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Good versus poor scientific writing: an orientation --
Words and units: orthography and punctuation --
Forming sentences: grammar --
Putting it nicely: style --
Redundancy and jargon: focusing on the essentials --
Structuring scientific texts: getting the "story" out --
Avoiding discrimination: ethics of scientific writing --
Quoting published material: reference formats --
Appendix: Scientific writing rules at a glance ; American English versus British English: groups of words affected by the different spelling ; The main punctuation marks in scientific writing ; Awkward phrases to avoid ; A light-hearted view of scientific jargon ; List of academic degrees and honors.
Responsibility: Silvia M. Rogers.


Intended for scientific and medical professionals and students who wish to improve their scientific writing skills. This book contains exercises that invite the reader to practice important aspects  Read more...
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