It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Schimel examines the craft of writing like a molecular biologist, addressing both the component units (sentence, paragraph, section), and like a novelist, discussing the overall arc and purpose of your writing. The book is very comprehensive and detailed. This book certainly helps to keep me on track of my writing and it highlights what I need to do when it comes to writing my thesis. It is based on chapter reviews written by the members of our lab after finishing the book. Please try again. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 28, 2013. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. This is a great little handbook for anyone studying biology or medical science at degree or higher level. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. The authors not only guide readers in the craft of scientific writing—broken down into the separate tasks of writing the respective sections of a scientific paper and then publishing the paper—but also address important related psychological, ethical, logistical, and cultural considerations in … I'm looking to convince my audience and develop strong arguments and I didn't find it in this book. In my view, the crux of the book appears in chapters 5, 6 and 7 in which extraordinarily lucid and practical instructions and exercises are presented for improving one's ability to write scientifically. Prime members enjoy Free Two-Day Shipping, Free Same-Day or One-Day Delivery to select areas, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, and more. The text is up to date, well organized and provides guidance on effective use of computers and software in the entire scientific endeavor. Janice Matthews is a scientist, writer, and educator with a broad background in the biological sciences and a professional focus on facilitating clearer communication of scientific material. i use parts of this text , especially the exercises, in a course i teach on scientific writing and have to make the corrections as we go along. Many young (and old) scientists are good thinkers, but they are often poor writers! We are located in Korea, so with the exception of the instructor and I, all participants were not native speakers of English. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The exercises provided would be great student assignments. The book covers grammar, delivering presentations, preparing figures, etc over several chapters. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017 (The Best American Series ®) by Hope Jahren Paperback $9.93. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I am using this book for a course that I teach on scientific writing at the Postgraduate School of Health Sciences at Aarhus University in Denmark, and I find it to be perfect! Self-help exercises and abundant examples from actual typescripts draw on the authors' extensive experience working both as researchers and with them. Even the wire, lay open binding is user friendly. has been added to your Cart. The Scientist's Guide to Writing: How to Write More Easily and Effectively throughout Your Scientific Career, 'This book is beyond reproach and should be regarded as compulsory reading for all biomedical and science undergraduate and postgraduate students and all others likely to have to write or edit scientific reports.' Our lab used this book for a study group on effective scientific writing. Please try your request again later. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Unable to add item to Wish List. Plus, free two-day shipping for six months when you sign up for Amazon Prime for Students. Virtually every page has gems of wisdom or insights that will enhance the end result of scientific communication. In order to navigate out of this carousel, please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. 1-Click ordering is not available for this item. This is a funny, well-written, thorough, and authoritative book that goes through every step in the process of creating a journal article, including some topics unique to this process, like how to deal with multi-author editing, peer review, and lit searches. The abundant examples and self-help exercises can be applied to many scientific writing contexts and disciplines. Even the wire, lay open binding is user friendly. Before this book was published, there was none that dealt so well and so entertainingly with so many aspects of what it actually takes to prepare a manuscript for publication in a scientific journal. She graduated summa cum laude from Michigan State University, obtained a Master of Arts in Teaching from Harvard University, and earned the Educational Specialist degree in Science Education from the University of Georgia. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. I highly recommend it for anyone writing a thesis, manuscripts, etc. The Craft of Scientific Writing is designed to help scientists and engineers - both professionals already active in the disciplines as well as students preparing to enter the professions - write about their work clearly and effectively. Although the book is written with biomedical science in mind, the advice on grammar, style, structure, and process management is useful to all technical writers. Something went wrong. This book is for them! He underscores the importance of an ethical approach to science and scientific communication and insists on the necessity of full disclosure.