E-book Titles on Technical Writing
Writing the Literature Review by
Publication Date: 2018-11-23
This accessible text provides a roadmap for producing a high-quality literature review--an integral part of a successful thesis, dissertation, term paper, or grant proposal. Each step of searching for, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing prior studies is clearly explained and accompanied by user-friendly suggestions, organizational tips, vignettes, and examples of student work. Also featured are excerpts from peer-reviewed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods articles. This is the first book to focus on crafting different types of reviews (systematic, traditional-narrative, or hermeneutic-phenomenological) that reflect the writer's research question, methodological choices, and approaches to knowledge. It describes what all reviews have in common and highlights distinct characteristics of each type.
So, You Have to Write a Literature Review by
Publication Date: 2020-10-13
Is a literature review looming in your future? Are you procrastinating on writing a literature review at this very moment? If so, this is the book for you. Writing often causes trepidation and procrastination for engineering students--issues that compound while writing a literature review, a type of academic writing most engineers are never formally taught.
Engineering Writing by Design by
Publication Date: 2020-01-16
Engineering Writing by Design: Creating Formal Document of Lasting Value, Second Editionshows how effective writing can be achieved by thinking like an engineer. Based on the authors' combined experience as engineering educators, the book presents a novel approach to technical writing, positioning formal writing tasks as engineering design problems with requirements, constraints, protocols, standards, and customers (readers) to satisfy. Specially crafted for busy engineers and engineering students, this quick-reading conversational text: Describes how to apply engineering design concepts to the writing process Explains how engineers fall into thinking traps, and gives techniques for avoiding them...
Writing for Engineering and Science Students by
Publication Date: 2019-08-19
Writing for Engineering and Science Studentsis a clear and practical guide for anyone undertaking either academic or technical writing. Drawing on the author's extensive experience of teaching students from different fields and cultures, and designed to be accessible to both international students and native speakers of English, this book: Employs analyses of hundreds of articles from engineering and science journals to explore all the distinctive characteristics of a research paper, including organization, length and naming of sections, and location and purpose of citations and graphics; Guides the student through university-level writing and beyond, covering lab reports, research proposals, dissertations, poster presentations, industry reports, emails, and job applications; Explains what to consider before and after undertaking academic or technical writing, including focusing on differences between genres in goal, audience, and criteria for acceptance and rewriting.
The Science of Communicating Science by
Publication Date: 2019-11-06
Are you wishing you knew how to better communicate science, without having to read several hundred academic papers and books on the topic? Luckily Dr Craig Cormick has done this for you! This highly readable and entertaining book distills best practice research on science communication into accessible chapters, supported by case studies and examples. With practical advice on everything from messages and metaphors to metrics and ethics, you will learn what the public think about science and why, and how to shape scientific research into a story that will influence beliefs, behaviors and policies. Features: Captures the breadth of contemporary research on how to communicate science in plain English Supported by examples and case studies throughout Highly entertaining and informative.
How to Write a Good Scientific Paper by
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
"Many scientists and engineers consider themselves poor writers or find the writing process difficult. The good news is that you do not have to be a talented writer to produce a good scientific paper, but you do have to be a careful writer. In particular, writing for a peer-reviewed scientific or engineering journal requires learning and executing a specific formula for presenting scientific work. This book is all about teaching the style and conventions of writing for a peer-reviewed scientific journal. From structure to style, titles to tables, abstracts to author lists, this book gives practical advice about the process of writing a paper and getting it published"--Back cover.
"a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals to action" (ICAI, The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity, 2013). Office of the Ombudsperson provides a great deal of information and resources related to academic integrity.
What is plagiarism?
The action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own; literary theft. (Oxford English Dictionary Online)
How to avoid plagiarism?
- Cite the references you use in your assignment or essay.
- Direct quotations: if using the exact words of a source, you must use a direct quote and cite the information.
- Paraphrase: if using your own words to describe someone else's idea, try to paraphrase enough and cite the information. Visit the library tutorial: Paraphrasing.
- Check the APA site for the following topics: paraphrasing, plagiarism, appropriate level of citation, quotations, etc.