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Writing in the Life Sciences : A Critical Thinking Approach

By: Greene, Laurence

0195170466 / 9780195170467
Paperback / softback
808.0665
13/01/2010
Stock expected by 18/12/2019
United States
193 x 236 mm, 876 grams 512 pages, 25 b/w photos & 45 line illus
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Practicing scientists know that the quality of their livelihood is strongly connected to the quality of their writing, and critical thinking is the most necessary and valuable tool for effectively generating and communicating scientific information.

Writing in the Life Sciences is an innovative, process-based text that gives beginning writers the tools to write about science skillfully by taking a critical thinking approach.

Laurence Greene emphasizes "writing asthinking" as he takes beginning writers through the important stages of planning, drafting, and revising their work.

Throughout, he uses focused and systematic critical reading and thinking activities to help scientific writers develop the skills to effectively communicate.

Each chapter addresses aparticular writing task rather than a specific type of document.

The book makes clear which tasks are important for all writing projects (i.e., audience analysis, attending to instructions) and which are unique to a specific writing project (rhetorical goals for each type of document).

Ideal for Scientific Writing courses and writing-intensive courses in various science departments (e.g., Biology, Environmental Studies, etc.), this innovative, process-based text goes beyond explaining whatscientific writing is and gives students the tools to do it skillfully.

BIC:

CBW Writing & editing guides, JNZ Study & learning skills: general, PS Biology, life sciences

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