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Author Barrass, Robert, 1946-

Title Scientists must write : a guide to better writing for scientists, engineers and students / Robert Barrass.

Published London : Routledge, 2002.


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 UniM Bund  808.0666 BARR {Bund89 L4:B}    AVAILABLE
 UniM ERC  808.0665 BARR    AVAILABLE
 UniM BioMed  808.0665 BARR    AVAILABLE
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Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description xvi, 204 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes Previous ed.: London : Chapman and Hall, 1978.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Scientists must write -- 2. Personal records -- 3. Routine communications -- 4. How scientists should write -- 5. Think - plan - write - revise -- 6. Choosing words -- 7. Using words -- 8. Helping your readers -- 9. Numbers contribute to precision -- 10. Illustrations contribute to clarity -- 11. Finding information -- 12. How to report on an investigation -- 13. Writing a report on your investigation -- 14. Talking about science.
Summary Good writing and communication skills are vital in many areas of science and engineering - to communicate, to help you observe, think and remember, to organise your work and to avoid stress. Written by a scientist, this book is much more than a textbook of English grammar - it is a valuable source of information on all aspects of writing in scientific and technical situations.This new edition of Scientists Must Write has been revised and updated to take account of the changes in information and communications technology, including word processing and information storage and retrieval, It includes new appendices on punctuation, spelling and computers, and useful exercises to improve your writing.
Subject Technical writing.
ISBN 0415269962 (paperback) £9.99

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