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Michael Alley.

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Author: Alley, Michael
Published: New York, NY : Springer, [2018]
Edition: Fourth edition.
Topics: Technical writing. | Science. | Writing. | Literature. | Schrijfvaardigheid. | Wetenschappelijke teksten. | Scripties. | Literature.
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245 14|aThe craft of scientific writing, [4th editiion] /|cMichael Alley.
250 |aFourth edition.
264 1|aNew York, NY :|bSpringer,|c[2018]
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300 |axx, 298 pages :|billustrations (some color) ;|c23 cm
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504 |aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 |a1. Analyzing the audience, purpose, and occasion : Analyze who your audience is, why they are reading and what they know ; Analyze how much persuasion your document requires ; Account for the document's occasion: the form, formality, and politics -- 2. Balancing precision with clarity : Choose the right word ; Avoid needless complexity ; Balance precision and clarity in illustrations -- 3. Avoiding ambiguity : Avoid words with multiple interpretations ; Consider the ordering of words, especially the word only ; Be selective with it and avoid the standalone this ; Insert commas after introductory phrases and clauses -- 4. Sustaining energy : Select energetic verbs ; Rely on concrete nouns ; Be concise -- 5. Connecting your ideas : Begin each new sentence in a way that connects with the one before ; Integrate equations into paragraphs ; Connect illustrations with the text -- 6. Beginning with the familiar : Select a first sentence that not only orients, but also takes a significant step ; Map sections in which readers could become lost ; If you cannot avoid an unfamiliar term, then define it ; Anchor illustrations in the familiar -- 7. Organizing the content for the audience : A title specifies the scope of the work ; The introduction prepares readers for the middle ; The middle presents the work in a logical and persuasive fashion ; The conclusion summarizes the middle and provides a future perspective -- 8. Providing proper emphasis : Emphasize details with wording ; Emphasize details with repetition ; Emphasize details with placement ; Move larger blocks of secondary information into appendices -- 9. Adapting your style to emails, instructions, and proposals : An effective email is a balance between I and you ; Instructions rely on numbered lists ; A proposal is an argument for how to solve a problem -- 10. Using your writing time efficiently : Preparation puts you into a position to succeed ; For long documents, draft at least one page a day ; Revising allows writers who struggle to create documents that excel ; Finishing focuses on correcting, not on improving -- Conclusion -- [Appendices] A. Grammar -- B. Punctuation -- C. Usage -- D. Format -- Glossary.
520 |aThis book uses scores of examples to show the differences between scientific writing that informs and persuades and scientific writing that does not. It identifies five key elements of style that distinguish the best scientific documents.
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