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Author Lebrun, Jean-Luc.

Title Scientific writing : a reader and writer's guide / Jean-Luc Lebrun.

Published Hackensack, NJ ; London : World Scientific, [2007]
©2007

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  808.0665 LEBR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I Reading Toolkit 1 -- Chapter 1 Require Less from Memory 3 -- Chapter 2 Sustain Attention to Ensure Continuous Reading 18 -- Chapter 3 Reduce Reading Time 29 -- Chapter 4 Keep the Reader Motivated 35 -- Chapter 5 Bridge the Knowledge Gap 43 -- Chapter 6 Set the Reader's Expectations 52 -- Chapter 7 Set Progression Tracks for Fluid Reading 61 -- Chapter 8 Create Reading Momentum 81 -- Chapter 9 Control Reading Energy Consumption 88 -- Part II Paper Structure and Purpose 99 -- Chapter 10 Title: The Face of Your Paper 103 -- Chapter 11 Abstract: The Heart of Your Paper 118 -- Chapter 12 Headings/Subheadings: The Skeleton of Your Paper 129 -- Chapter 13 Introduction: The Hands of Your Paper 141 -- Chapter 14 Introduction Part II: Popular Traps 159 -- Chapter 15 Visuals: The Voice of Your Paper 174 -- Chapter 16 Conclusion: The Smile of Your Paper 198.
Summary "Given that scientific material can be hard to comprehend, sustained attention and memory retention become major reader challenges. Scientific writers must not only present their science, but also work hard to generate and sustain the interest of readers. Attention-getters, sentence progression, expectation-setting, and أmemory offloadersؤ are essential devices to keep readers and reviewers engaged. The writer needs to have a clear understanding of the role played by each part of a paper, from its eye-catching title to its eye-opening conclusion. This book walks through the main parts of a paper; that is, those parts which create the critical first impression. The unique approach in this book is its focus on the reader rather than the writer. Senior scientists who supervise staff and postgraduates can use the book to review drafts and to help with the writing as well as the science. Young researchers can find solid guidelines that reduce the confusion all new writers face. Published scientists can finally move from what feels right to what is right, identifying mistakes they thought were acceptable, and fully appreciating their responsibility: to guide the reader along carefully laid-out reading tracks."--Publisher's website.
Subject Technical writing.
ISBN 9789812704733 (hbk.) £31.00
9812704736 (hbk.) £31.00
9789812701442 (paperback) £16.00
9812701443 (paperback) £16.00