A Short Guide to Writing about Biology (9th Edition)

ISBN-13: 9780321984258

ISBN-10: 0321984250

Author: Jan A. Pechenik

Edition: 9

Publication date:
2015
Publisher:
Pearson
Format:
Paperback 288 pages
Category:
Biology, Writing
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Acknowledged author Jan A. Pechenik wrote A Short Guide to Writing about Biology (9th Edition) comprising 288 pages back in 2015. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0321984250 and 9780321984258. Since then A Short Guide to Writing about Biology (9th Edition) textbook received total rating of 4 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $20.48 or rent at the marketplace.


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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 12).

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