A Short Guide to Writing about Biology. Jan A. MyWritingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Developing the tools to effectively write about biology Teaching biology and strong writing skills simultaneously is a challenge, especially when students exhibit a range of abilities. The Ninth Edition of A Short Guide to Writing about Biology provides tools to strengthen student writing and reinforce critical thinking. Written by a prominent biologist, this best-selling guide teaches students to express ideas clearly and concisely.
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You have successfully signed out and will be required to sign back in should you need to download more resources. Jan A. Pechenik, Tufts University. Availability Available. Overview Features Contents Order Overview. Developing the tools to effectively write about biology Teaching biology and strong writing skills simultaneously is a challenge, especially when students exhibit a range of abilities.
The Ninth Edition of A Short Guide to Writing about Biology provides tools to strengthen student writing and reinforce critical thinking. Written by a prominent biologist, this best-selling guide teaches students to express ideas clearly and concisely. It emphasizes writing as a way of examining, evaluating, and refining ideas: students learn to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and communicate with clarity.
Using a narrative style, the text is its own example of good analytical writing. In this new edition, students learn how to avoid plagiarism Ch 1 and 3 , read and interpret data Ch 3, 4 and 9 , prepare effective Materials and Methods sections in research reports and more Ch 9 , and prepare manuscripts for submission Ch 9. The text also provides advice on locating useful sources Ch 2 , maintaining laboratory and field notebooks Ch 9 , communicating with different audiences Ch 6 and 10 , and crafting research proposals Ch 10 , poster presentations Ch 11 , and letters of application Ch Whether through self-study or instructor-led learning, MyWritingLab supports and complements course work.
Includes extensive pedagogy in each chapter —helpful hints and end of chapter checklists and summaries facilitate peer review and help instructors to generate grading rubrics. Insight into Working with Sources Explains how biologists work , design studies, and think about the data they collect Ch 1 and throughout.
Provides detailed advice on working with data, presenting data, and interpreting the results of statistical analyses Ch 3 and 4. Offers detailed advice about locating useful sources of information , both in print and on the web. An expanded section on avoiding plagiarism Ch 1 and 3. Updated drawings clarify how to read figures and interpret data Ch 3. Tools to Improve Writing Skills Guides students through the important process of creating effective oral presentations and poster presentations Ch Offers advice on organizing talks and giving regular, short oral presentations in class based on a single graph or table from a research paper Ch Features information on how to address controls and write a good Materials and Methods section of a laboratory report of research paper Ch 9.
Includes material about preparing manuscripts for online submission Ch 9. Features content on writing effective figure captions Ch 9. Offers examples about building logical introductions that lead to the specific research question to be addressed Ch 9. Streamlined Organization Begins each chapter with a brief overview of the main points to be covered in that chapter to let students know the key topics that they are expected to learn.
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