Writing in the Sciences

Author: Ann M. Penrose
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0205616712
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere

Author: Robert Cox
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412992091
Release Date: 2012-05-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Third Edition of Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere by Robert Cox remains the only comprehensive introduction to the growing field of environmental communication. This innovative book focuses on the role that human communication plays in influencing the ways we perceive the environment. It also examines how we define environmental “problems” and decide what actions to take with regards to the natural world.

Writing for Science

Author: Robert Goldbort
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300117930
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

Writing in the Health Professions

Author: Barbara Heifferon
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: UCSC:32106017878981
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

Practical, applied, and up-to-the-minute, Writing for the Health Professions teaches students, healthcare professionals, and professional writers the essential skills in medical and health communications. Drawing on her extensive experience as a nurse, cardio-pulmonary technician, medical writer, and writing teacher, Barbara Heifferon addresses the communications requirements of the healthcare professions and those who write in these high-tech fields. This comprehensive text covers writing situations and documents common in hospitals, clinics, HMOs, health insurance companies, public health campaigns, and other healthcare environments. Special attention is given to visual and electronic forms of communication, including web sites and multimedia productions.

Through the Models of Writing

Author: Denis Alamargot
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401008044
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Psychology

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.

How To Talk To Absolutely Anyone

Author: Mark Rhodes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780857084071
Release Date: 2013-05-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Be a people magnet! Improving your people skills and becoming a people-person is a surefire route to success, happiness, and confidence. Weíve all looked enviously across the room at that person who seems to effortlessly interact with everyone – humorous, confident and well liked. That person is confident with people they donít know, they have no fear of rejection, they can handle difficult situations with apparent ease. Well now you can too. How to Talk to Absolutely Anyone will show you exactly how to develop better communication for better results. With Mark Rhodes sound advice you will be able to build rapport with absolutely anyone. Learn how to: • Overcome fear of rejection • Be confident with people you donít know • Deal with difficult situations • Get better outcomes from disputes • Communicate better to win you more business and more sales • Be more effective at networking at both business and social events

Algebra for College Students

Author: Allen R. Angel
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0136129080
Release Date: 2007-03-07
Genre: Mathematics

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.

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication

Author: Susanna Hornig Priest
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412959209
Release Date: 2010-07-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The explosion of scientific information is exacerbating the information gap between richer/poorer, educated/less-educated publics. The proliferation of media technology and the popularity of the Internet help some keep up with these developments but also make it more likely others fall further behind. This is taking place in a globalizing economy and society that further complicates the division between information haves and have-nots and compounds the challenge of communicating about emerging science and technology to increasingly diverse audiences. Journalism about science and technology must fill this gap, yet journalists and journalism students themselves struggle to keep abreast of contemporary scientific developments. Scientist - aided by public relations and public information professionals - must get their stories out, not only to other scientists but also to broader public audiences. Funding agencies increasingly expect their grantees to engage in outreach and education, and such activity can be seen as both a survival strategy and an ethical imperative for taxpayer-supported, university-based research. Science communication, often in new forms, must expand to meet all these needs. Providing a comprehensive introduction to students, professionals and scholars in this area is a unique challenge because practitioners in these fields must grasp both the principles of science and the principles of science communication while understanding the social contexts of each. For this reason, science journalism and science communication are often addressed only in advanced undergraduate or graduate specialty courses rather than covered exhaustively in lower-division courses. Even so, those entering the field rarely will have a comprehensive background in both science and communication studies. This circumstance underscores the importance of compiling useful reference materials. The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication presents resources and strategies for science communicators, including theoretical material and background on recent controversies and key institutional actors and sources. Science communicators need to understand more than how to interpret scientific facts and conclusions; they need to understand basic elements of the politics, sociology, and philosophy of science, as well as relevant media and communication theory, principles of risk communication, new trends, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of science communication programmes, to mention just a few of the major challenges. This work will help to develop and enhance such understanding as it addresses these challenges and more. Topics covered include: advocacy, policy, and research organizations environmental and health communication philosophy of science media theory and science communication informal science education science journalism as a profession risk communication theory public understanding of science pseudo-science in the news special problems in reporting science and technology science communication ethics.

Revision Notes for the MRCOG

Author: Arisudhan Anantharachagan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199592333
Release Date: 2011-07-28
Genre: Medical

This concise revision text brings together the fundamentals of the basic sciences required for Obstetrics and Gynaecology trainees to pass the MRCOG Part 1 exam. A note-style format and over 100 illustrations make this the ideal revision guide to passing the exam.

Managing Conflict through Communication

Author: Dudley D. Cahn
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780205914852
Release Date: 2013-06-07
Genre: Performing Arts

Comprehensive and accessible coverage of the study of conflict Managing Conflict Through Communication helps students approach conflict constructively and learn more positive conflict management and resolution skills. Narratives and case studies make the material accessible and engaging to a diverse student audience. Discussion questions and exercises throughout the text provide a basis for classroom discussion and practical applications of concepts. This text is available in a variety of formats — print and digital. Check your favorite digital provider for your eText, including CourseSmart, Kindle, Nook, and more. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Exercise positive conflict management and resolution skills Understand why communication is essential to interpersonal relationships Question the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors about conflict they have experienced in the past 0205956262 / 9780205956265 Managing Conflict Through Communication Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205862136 / 9780205862139 Managing Conflict through Communication 5/e

Facilitating students collaborative writing

Author: Bruce W. Speck
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111604919
Release Date: 2002-04-23
Genre: Education

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.

Media Effects

Author: W. James Potter
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412964692
Release Date: 2012-01-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Media Effects provides students with an in-depth understanding of how the media are constantly influencing individuals and society. W. James Potter guides readers through the extensive body of research on the effects of the mass media by organizing the book around two Media Effects Templates. The first template helps organize thinking about media influences on individuals, and the second focuses on media influences on larger social structures and institutions. Throughout the book, Potter encourages students to analyze their own experiences tby searching for evidence of these effects in their own lives, making the content meaningful.

Reconnecting Reading and Writing

Author: Alice S. Horning
Publisher:
ISBN: 1602354596
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"Reconnecting Reading and Writing explores the ways in which reading can and should have a strong role in the teaching of writing in college, draw[ing] on broad perspectives from history and international work to help readers understand how and why reading should be re-united with writing in college and high school classrooms. It presents an overview of relevant research on reading and how it can best be used to support and enhance writing instruction. [The book] also examines research in such areas as basic writing, second language learning, and information literacy to integrate reading in writing classrooms, as well as the impact of the new Common Core State Standards in K-12 schools and the digital revolution on the teaching of reading and writing together. [It] offers practical advice on useful textbooks and appropriate classroom practices"--Publisher description.

The Allyn Bacon Guide to Writing

Author: John D. Ramage
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134426075
Release Date: 2017-03-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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 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, 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.