Communicate Science Papers, Presentations, and Posters Effectively

Communicate Science Papers, Presentations, and Posters Effectively

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Communicate Science Papers, Presentations, and Posters Effectively is a guidebook on science writing and communication that professors, students, and professionals in the STEM fields can use in a practical way. This book advocates a clear and concise writing and presenting style, enabling users to concentrate on content.

The text is useful to both native and non-native English speakers. The book includes chapters on the publishing industry (discussing bibliometrics, h-indexes, and citations), plagiarism, and how to report data properly. It also offers practical guidance for writing equations and provides the reader with extensive practice material consisting of both exercises and solutions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 26mm | 505g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0128015004
  • 9780128015001

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Publishing industry 1.1 Bibliometrics; 1.2 Citation indices; 1.3 Scientific categories -disciplines; 1.4 Citations; 1.5 Journal prestige; 1.6 Article cites; 1.7 Personal Citation Reports Chapter 2: Write it like you say it 2.1 Redundant vs. concise; 2.2 Vague vs precise; 2.3 Feeble vs vigorous; 2.4 Passive vs active; 2.5 Convoluted vs straightforward

Chapter 3: Reporting Data 3.1 The International System of Measurement(SI); 3.2 Learn your statistics; 3.3 Chauvenet's Criterion; 3.4 Uncertainty; 3.5 Error Propagation; 3.6 Report data realistically; 3.7 Use appropriate units

Chapter 4: Graphs 4.1 Template; 4.2 Discussion; 4.3 Graph types; 4.4 Dimensions; 4.5 Text; 4.6 Axes; 4.7 Symbols and lines; 4.8 Format; 4.9 Image format

Chapter 5: Tables 5.1 Tables vs Graphs; 5.2 Titles; 5.3 Dimensions

Chapter 6: Paper essentials 6.1 Title; 6.2 Abstract; 6.3 Graphical abstract, Research highlights; 6.4 Research Highlights; 6.5 Introduction; 6.6 Experimental; 6.7 Results and Discussion; 6.8 Conclusions; 6.9 References; 6.10 Acknowledgments

Chapter 7: Presentations 7.1 Content; 7.2 Style; 7.3 Delivery; 7.4 Questions and Answers

Chapter 8: Posters 8.1 Format (Style); 8.2 Multilingual Posters; 8.3 Posters That Don't Go To Conferences; 8.4 Content; 8.5 Delivery; 8.6 Questions and Answers; 8.7 Judging Criteria

Chapter 9: Plagiarism 9.1 Forms of plagiarism; 9.2 Copyright vs. Plagiarism; 9.3 Self-plagiarism; 9.4 References; 9.5 Patents; 9.6 Authors responsibilities; 9.7 Avoiding plagiarism; 9.8 Exercises; 9.9 Answers
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Review Text

".offers a straight-forward, comprehensive, and prescriptive approach to teaching about scientific communication to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate students, professors, and practitioners." --Technical Communication, Communicate Science Papers, Presentations, and Posters Effectively
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"...offers a straight-forward, comprehensive, and prescriptive approach to teaching about scientific communication to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate students, professors, and practitioners." --Technical Communication, Communicate Science Papers, Presentations, and Posters Effectively
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About Gregory S. Patience

Gregory Patience joined the Department of Chemical Engineering of Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in 2004 after a fourteen year career in industry. Before joining academia, he held various research positions related to catalyst manufacture, process design, technical marketing and management with Du Pont de Nemours & Co. in the USA, Spain and Switzerland. Language fascinated him so after his M.Sc. at the University of Calgary he moved to Montreal and became proficient French while completing his Ph.D. at Polytechnique. Since then he mastered Spanish and then studied Italian while he lived in Geneva. He has consulted for major corporations - Total, Haldor-Topsoe, Arkema - and several start-ups that have resulted in a dozen patents. Together with 100 journal articles and book chapters, Professor Patience has presented his work at 100 conferences and developed courses on fluidization, reactor design, process design, and textiles manufacturing
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