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Writing for Science and Engineering


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Specifically written for engineering and science students, this second edition book clearly explains all you need to know to succeed at writing.

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1. The General Structure of a Document 2. The Core Chapter: Sections and Elements of a Document 3. Abstract; Summary; Executive Summary 4. Literature Review 5. Research Proposal 6. Journal Paper 7. Progress Reports 8. Consulting/ Management Report; Recommendation Report 9. Engineering Design Report 10. Formal Letters 11. Emails and faxes 12. Procedures or a set of instructions 13. Thesis 14. Conference Poster 15. Referencing 16. Editorial Conventions 17. Revising and Proofreading 18. Problems of Style: recognising and correcting them 19. A Seminar or Conference Presentation 20. Presentation to Small Groups


"Silyn-Roberts...presents this technical manual for writing in the sciences, intended to help students build technical competency. The basic structure of a scientific document and how to work from a skeleton of headings is covered, followed by considerations for specific types of documents. Advice on references, conventions, revising and editing is given. A small section on style is included, and the book ends by treating oral presentations."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013 'Practical advice contained within the pages alongside numerous examples to aid learning will make the preparation of documentation much easier for all students'.--Engineering Designer, March 2001 "Writing for Science and Engineering will prove invaluable in all areas of research and writing due to its clear, concise style".--The Engineers Journal, October 2000 "Excellent text"--Professor Doug Probert, School of Mechanical Engineering, Cranfield University 'This book could serve as a practical guide to all aspects of documentation in Engineering, Science and Technology areas.'--Chemical Industry Digest, Feb. 2001

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