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Writing in the Sciences

Exploring Conventions of Scientific Discourse

Author: Ann M. Penrose,Steven B. Katz

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205616718

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 425

View: 9055

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A rhetorical, multi-disciplinary guide, Writing in the Sciences discusses the major genres of science writing including research reports, grant proposals, conference presentations, and a variety of forms of public communication. Multiple samples from real research cases illustrate a range of scientific disciplines and audiences for scientific research along with the corresponding differences in focus, arrangement, style, and other rhetorical dimensions. Comparisons among disciplines provide the opportunity for students to identify common conventions in science and investigate variation across fields.

Writing in the Sciences

Exploring Conventions of Scientific Discourse

Author: Ann M. Penrose,Steven B. Katz

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321112040

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

View: 3610

This rhetorical, multi-disciplinary guide discusses the major genres of science writing including research reports, grant proposals, conference presentations, and a variety of forms of public communication.Writing in the Sciencescombines a descriptive approach—helping students to recognize distinctive features of common genres in their fields—with a rhetorical focus—helping them to analyze how, why, and for whom texts are created by scientists. Multiple samples from real research cases illustrate a range of scientific disciplines and audiences for scientific research along with the corresponding differences in focus, arrangement, style, and other rhetorical dimensions. Comparisons among disciplines provide the opportunity for students to identify common conventions in science and investigate variation across fields.

Writing in the Sciences

Exploring the Conventions of Scientific Discourse

Author: Ann M. Penrose,Steven B. Katz

Publisher: Bedford/st Martins

ISBN: 9780312119713

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 321

View: 3953

Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere

Author: Robert Cox,Phaedra C. Pezzullo

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483379299

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

View: 9948

The Fourth Edition of Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere remains the only comprehensive introduction to the growing field of environmental communication, ranging from an historical overview of key terms to important legal and technological developments. This innovative book focuses on how human communication influences the way we perceive and act in the environment. It also examines how we interpret environmental “problems” and decide what actions to take with regard to the natural world. Three-time president of the Sierra Club, the largest environmental group in the United States, lead author Robert Cox leverages his vast experience to offer insights into the news media, Congress, environmental conflict, advocacy campaigns, and other real-world applications of environmental communication. New coauthor Phaedra Pezzullo brings two decades of applied experience working with grassroots environmental justice and health organizations, citizen advisory boards, and student-led campaigns, as well as her internationally recognized research on toxic pollution, social injustices, public advocacy, and more. The authors introduce the reader to the major areas, terms, and debates of this evolving field. The Fourth Edition incorporates major revisions that include four new chapters on visual and popular culture, digital media and activism, the sustainability of college and corporation campuses, and the legal “standing” of citizens and nature. Updates throughout the text draw on timely topics including visual communication used in climate science campaigns, fracking and challenges to the right to know, plastic bag bans, consumer apps, digital activism for environmental justice, green marketing, and arguments on giving legal rights to nonhuman entities from dolphins to rivers.

Writing for Science

Author: Robert Goldbort

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300117936

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

View: 8104

This book encompasses the entire range of writing skills that today's experimental scientist may need to employ. Chapters cover routine forms, such as laboratory notes, abstracts, and memoranda; dissertations; journal articles; and grant proposals. Robert Goldbort discusses how best to approach various writing tasks as well as how to deal with the everyday complexities that may get in the way of ideal practice--difficult collaborators, experiments gone wrong, funding rejections. He underscores the importance of an ethical approach to science and scientific communication and insists on the necessity of full disclosure.

Elements of Style

Author: William Strunk Jr.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329199634

Category: Education

Page: 56

View: 4467

This book is intended for use in English courses in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature. It aims to give in a brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student by concentrating attention (in Chapters II and III) on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated. The numbers of the sections may be used as references in correcting manuscript. The book covers only a small portion of the field of English style, but the experience of its writer has been that once past the essentials, students profit most by individual instruction based on the problems of their own work, and that each instructor has his own body of theory, which he prefers to that offered by any textbook.

Handbook of Technical Writing, Tenth Edition

Author: Gerald J. Alred,Charles T. Brusaw,Walter E. Oliu

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250004411

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 647

View: 6726

Combining guidance for writing over 40 typers of professional documents with thorough coverage of grammar, usage, and style, the Handbook of Technical Writing functions as both a writer's handbook and a complete guide to technical communication. It provides quick access to hundreds of topics and scores of sample documents and visuals. [publisher's note]

Ignorance

How It Drives Science

Author: Stuart Firestein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199939330

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 8813

Knowledge is a big subject, says Stuart Firestein, but ignorance is a bigger one. And it is ignorance--not knowledge--that is the true engine of science. Most of us have a false impression of science as a surefire, deliberate, step-by-step method for finding things out and getting things done. In fact, says Firestein, more often than not, science is like looking for a black cat in a dark room, and there may not be a cat in the room. The process is more hit-or-miss than you might imagine, with much stumbling and groping after phantoms. But it is exactly this "not knowing," this puzzling over thorny questions or inexplicable data, that gets researchers into the lab early and keeps them there late, the thing that propels them, the very driving force of science. Firestein shows how scientists use ignorance to program their work, to identify what should be done, what the next steps are, and where they should concentrate their energies. And he includes a catalog of how scientists use ignorance, consciously or unconsciously--a remarkable range of approaches that includes looking for connections to other research, revisiting apparently settled questions, using small questions to get at big ones, and tackling a problem simply out of curiosity. The book concludes with four case histories--in cognitive psychology, theoretical physics, astronomy, and neuroscience--that provide a feel for the nuts and bolts of ignorance, the day-to-day battle that goes on in scientific laboratories and in scientific minds with questions that range from the quotidian to the profound. Turning the conventional idea about science on its head, Ignorance opens a new window on the true nature of research. It is a must-read for anyone curious about science.

Algebra for College Students

Author: Allen R. Angel,Richard Semmler,Donna R. Petrie

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136129080

Category: Mathematics

Page: 831

View: 4495

Algebra for College Students is typically used in a very comprehensive 1-semester Intermediate Algebra course serving as a gateway course to other college-level mathematics courses. The goal of the Intermediate Algebra course is to provide students with the mathematical skills that are prerequisites for courses such as College Algebra, Elementary Statistics, Liberal-Arts Math and Mathematics for Teachers. This Algebra for College students text may also be used in a 1-semester, lower-level College Algebra course as a prerequisite to Precalculus.

The Voice and Voice Therapy

Author: Daniel R. Boone,Stephen C. McFarlane,Shelley L. Von Berg,Richard I. Zraick

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780133007022

Category: Medical

Page: 363

View: 9043

Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0133386880. A market leader through many editions, The Voice and Voice Therapy covers both processes of diagnosis and therapy in a comprehensive way, with an extensive pedagogy list helpful to clinician, instructor, and student alike. The Voice and Voice Therapy boasts the most up-to-date evidence-based practice and outcomes assessment and voice therapy facilitation approaches available today, while the comprehensive companion DVD illustrates voice problems in children and adults, as well as methods of relevant therapy, enabling students to see and hear what they are reading about. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

Think Communication

Author: Isa N. Engleberg,Dianna R. Wynn

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205944507

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 5376

Understand core communication concepts THINK Communication distills major communication concepts, theories, research, and trends into bite-size essentials, making learning human communication not only fun, but accessible and relatable. Students will find that THINK Communication's unique features help them to identify and understand their own communication behaviors, as well the communication behavior of others. MySearchLab is a part of the Engleberg program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students understand critical thinking in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205239927/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205239924

Introduction to Audiology: Global Edition

Author: Frederick N. Martin,John Greer Clark

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292070641

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 5278

For courses in Introductory Audiology A comprehensive introduction to hearing and balance disorders. This comprehensive, well-organized introduction to hearing and balance disorders gives students a number of vital tools to help them better understand, retain, and analyze the material. The book continues to update the material to keep content current with recent research, while retaining and improving a user-friendly approach to the topics and an abundance of how-to information, which shows the rewarding, fascinating aspects of a career in audiology. This text is designed to provide the ultimate teaching and learning experience. Organized to ensure maximum teaching and learning effectiveness and success through a highly useful, unique chapter arrangement, flexible depth of coverage, and helpful chapter organization. Includes features designed to facilitate learning, including illustrative visual tools, clinical commentaries, evolving case studies, footnoted material, review tables, a comprehensive glossary, and 20 new video clips interspersed throughout.

The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing, Brief Edition

Author: John D. Ramage,John C. Bean,June Johnson

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134426207

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 624

View: 9408

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Writing. Grounded in current theory and research, yet practical and teachable. The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing, Brief Edition takes a distinctive pedagogical approach that integrates composition research with rhetorical theory and insights from writing across the curriculum. It treats writing and reading both as rhetorical acts and as processes of problem posing, inquiry, critical thinking, analysis, and argument. Its aim is to evoke the kind of deep learning that allows students to transfer compositional and rhetorical skills across disciplines and professional fields. Teachers and students value its clear and coherent explanations, engaging classroom activities, and flexible sequence of aims-based writing assignments that help writers produce effective, idea-rich essays in academic and civic genres. Numerous examples of student and professional writing accompany this thorough guide to the concepts and skills needed for writing, researching, and editing in college and beyond. The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing , Brief, 8th Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.

Grant Seeking in an Electronic Age

Author: Victoria M. Mikelonis,Signe T. Nielsen Betsinger,Constance Kampf

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321160072

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 490

View: 1643

This guide teaches students and professionals a systematic process for researching, designing, writing, and submitting successful grant-seeking proposals. Focusing on proposals submitted for government, foundation, and corporation funding, Grant Seeking in an Electronic Age leads the reader through a six-step grant-seeking process, from researching potential funders, to designing, writing and submitting a proposal that follows the funder's guidelines. Grounded in theory, but rooted in successful practice, it teaches students what really works–a third of students who submit proposals based on this text's approach get funded within a year. The text's guided discovery process provides a useful framework for novice writers while its thinking-planning exercises offer useful ways of organizing information and discovering what still need to be researched.

Creating Young Writers

Using the Six Traits to Enrich Writing Process in Primary Classrooms

Author: Vicki Spandel

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132685856

Category: Education

Page: 322

View: 2973

Creating Young Writers: Using the Six Traits to Enrich Writing Process in Primary Classrooms , 3/e gives new and experienced K-3 teachers the most comprehensive guide available to using the highly popular six-traits approach to writing. Well-respected author Vicki Spandel presents an in-depth look at the writing process and how it connects to the six traits, while encouraging them to write continuously with students and model their own personal writing process. The book is a goldmine of activities, strategies, and lesson ideas ideal for use in the K-3 classroom or as part of a study group. Here's what's new: · NEW! All information pertaining to a given trait-rubrics, papers, lessons, and book recommendation-appears in one place. · NEW! Primary writing guides have been revised to make assessment easy. · NEW! Advanced writing guides for young writers who are ready are now included. · NEW! Trait-inspired lessons systematically build skills in prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. · NEW! Brand new book recommendations include suggestions for linking reading and writing. · NEW! New lessons specifically designed to make modeling simple and comfortable-even for new teachers. · NEW! Each new sample paper has its own lessons to teach. · NEW! Specific suggestions show how to make workshop and process work in your particular teaching style. · NEW! New and expanded discussion questions and activities at the end of each chapter make this edition ideal for use as a classroom or study group text. · NEW! Keys to Success suggestions embedded within each chapter help teachers make the most of every strategy or lesson.

Media and the American Mind

From Morse to McLuhan

Author: Daniel J. Czitrom

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807899208

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 6211

In a fascinating and comprehensive intellectual history of modern communication in America, Daniel Czitrom examines the continuing contradictions between the progressive possibilities that new communications technologies offer and their use as instruments of domination and exploitation.

The Social Neuroscience of Empathy

Author: Jean Decety,William Ickes

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262293366

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

View: 4140

In recent decades, empathy research has blossomed into a vibrant and multidisciplinary field of study. The social neuroscience approach to the subject is premised on the idea that studying empathy at multiple levels (biological, cognitive, and social) will lead to a more comprehensive understanding of how other people's thoughts and feelings can affect our own thoughts, feelings, and behavior. In these cutting-edge contributions, leading advocates of the multilevel approach view empathy from the perspectives of social, cognitive, developmental and clinical psychology and cognitive/affective neuroscience. Chapters include a critical examination of the various definitions of the empathy construct; surveys of major research traditions based on these differing views (including empathy as emotional contagion, as the projection of one's own thoughts and feelings, and as a fundamental aspect of social development); clinical and applied perspectives, including psychotherapy and the study of empathy for other people's pain; various neuroscience perspectives; and discussions of empathy's evolutionary and neuroanatomical histories, with a special focus on neuroanatomical continuities and differences across the phylogenetic spectrum. The new discipline of social neuroscience bridges disciplines and levels of analysis. In this volume, the contributors' state-of-the-art investigations of empathy from a social neuroscience perspective vividly illustrate the potential benefits of such cross-disciplinary integration.ContributorsC. Daniel Batson, James Blair, Karina Blair, Jerold D. Bozarth, Anne Buysse, Susan F. Butler, Michael Carlin, C. Sue Carter, Kenneth D. Craig, Mirella Dapretto, Jean Decety, Mathias Dekeyser, Ap Dijksterhuis, Robert Elliott, Natalie D. Eggum, Nancy Eisenberg, Norma Deitch Feshbach, Seymour Feshbach, Liesbet Goubert, Leslie S. Greenberg, Elaine Hatfield, James Harris, William Ickes, Claus Lamm, Yen-Chi Le, Mia Leijssen, Abigail Marsh, Raymond S. Nickerson, Jennifer H. Pfeifer, Stephen W. Porges, Richard L. Rapson, Simone G. Shamay-Tsoory, Rick B. van Baaren, Matthijs L. van Leeuwen, Andries van der Leij, Jeanne C. Watson

Facilitating students' collaborative writing

Author: Bruce W. Speck,ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education,Association for the Study of Higher Education,George Washington University. Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 8367

Collaboration is interwoven in the writing process in both obvious and subtle ways--from a writer using the language that he or she inherited, to referring to the works of other writers both explicitly and implicitly, to writing together with a colleague. In this book, the author explains that collaborative writing can be a useful pedagogical tool professors can use to help students actively learn about the subject matter and about themselves.

Han Unbound

The Political Economy of South Korea

Author: John Lie

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804740159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 9930

Because the author sees South Korean development as contingent on a variety of particular circumstances, he ranges widely to include not only the information typically gathered by sociologists and political economists, but also insights gained from examining popular tastes and values, poetry, fiction, and ethnography, showing how all of these aspects of South Korean life help elucidate his main themes.

The History of Sexuality

An Introduction

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307819280

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 6367

Michel Foucult offers an iconoclastic exploration of why we feel compelled to continually analyze and discuss sex, and of the social and mental mechanisms of power that cause us to direct the questions of what we are to what our sexuality is.

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