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
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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 the Conventions of Scientific Discourse
Author: Ann M. Penrose,Steven B. Katz
Publisher: Bedford/st Martins
ISBN: 9780312119713
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 321
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Writing for Science


Author: Robert Goldbort
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300117936
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 330
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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.

The Elements of Style


Author: William Strunk
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 43
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Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere


Author: Robert Cox,Phaedra C. Pezzullo
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483379299
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 440
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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.

Algebra for College Students


Author: Allen R. Angel,Richard Semmler,Donna R. Petrie
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780136129080
Category: Mathematics
Page: 831
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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.

Ignorance

How It Drives Science
Author: Stuart Firestein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199939330
Category: Science
Page: 208
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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.

Through the Models of Writing


Author: Denis Alamargot,L. Chanquoy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401008043
Category: Psychology
Page: 269
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This book provides both young and senior scientists with a comparative view of current theoretical models of text production. Models are clearly situated in their historical context, scrutinized in their further evolution with a fine-grained observation of differences between models. Very complete and informative to read, this book will be useful to people working in teaching of writing or studying this specific human activity.

Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Evidence-based Intervention Strategies for Communication and Social Interactions
Author: Patricia A. Prelock,Rebecca Joan McCauley
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598570533
Category: Education
Page: 416
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This practical, accessible text introduces preservice SLPs to 12 evidence-based interventions that improve the communication and social skills of people with autism spectrum disorders. Enhanced with video clips, case studies, and learning activities.

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
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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 Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133774635
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 384
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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

In Praise of Copying


Author: Marcus Boon
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674058429
Category: Philosophy
Page: 294
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German critic Walter Benjamin wrote some immensely influential words on the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction. Luxury fashion houses would say something shorter and sharper and much more legally binding on the rip-off merchants who fake their products. Marcus Boon, a Canadian English professor with an accessible turn of phrase, takes us on an erudite voyage through the theme in a serious but engaging encounter with the ideas of thinkers as varied as Plato, Hegel, Orson Welles, Benjamin, Heidegger, Louis Vuitton, Takashi Murakami and many more, on topics as philosophically taxing and pop-culture-light as mimesis, Christianity, capitalism, authenticity, Uma Thurman's handbag and Disneyland.

Media and the American Mind

From Morse to McLuhan
Author: Daniel J. Czitrom
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807841075
Category: Social Science
Page: 254
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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

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
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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.

Media,Technology and Society

A History: From the Telegraph to the Internet
Author: Brian Winston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134766335
Category: Social Science
Page: 392
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Challenging the popular myth of a present-day 'information revolution', Media Technology and Society is essential reading for anyone interested in the social impact of technological change. Winston argues that the development of new media forms, from the telegraph and the telephone to computers, satellite and virtual reality, is the product of a constant play-off between social necessity and suppression: the unwritten law by which new technologies are introduced into society only insofar as their disruptive potential is limited.

Introduction to Audiology: Global Edition


Author: Frederick N. Martin,John Greer Clark
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292070641
Category: Medical
Page: 512
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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.

Writing and Presenting Scientific Papers


Author: Birgitta Malmfors,Phil Garnsworthy,Michael Grossman
Publisher: Nottingham University Press
ISBN: 1897676123
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 154
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This dynamic manual provides guidelines for written and oral scientific presentations, including how to effectively prepare and deliver papers and presentations, how to find reliable research, and how to write research proposals.

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
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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.

The History of Sexuality

An Introduction
Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307819280
Category: Philosophy
Page: 176
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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.