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This page contains resources for writing in the sciences. Although these resources and writing tips will be useful regardless of class or scientific discipline, they should come in particularly useful for students in the English 2100 Technical Writing course.
The Scientist's Guide to Writing by Stephen B. HeardThe Scientist's Guide to Writing provides practical advice to help scientists become more effective writers so that their ideas have the greatest possible impact.
Call Number: Redwood 808.0665 H3512S 2016
Scientists Must Write by Robert BarrassWritten by a scientist for scientists, this book is much more than a textbook of English grammar – it is a valuable source of information for all aspects of writing in scientific and technical situations.-- from Amazon
Call Number: Redwood 808.0665 B27S 2002
Technical Writing in Engineering Professions by Darla-Jean Weatherford"Technical Writing for Engineering Professionals provides a toolkit for developing technical reports quickly and efficiently. The book offers clear, specific guidelines for developing each of the sections (abstract, conclusions, introduction, and discussion) and designing and using graphics that illustrate your results." -- from publisher
Call Number: Redwood 808.06662 W3784T 2016
A Short Guide to Writing about Biology by Jan A. PechenikA Short Guide to Writing about Biology emphasizes writing as a means to examine, evaluate, and share ideas. The text teaches how to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and how to communicate information clearly and logically.
Writing well matters tremendously no matter your discipline, including the sciences. Standford University's Program of Writing and Rhetoric created a video series on why writing matters. Check out what Standford chemistry professor Richard N. Zare has to say about this topic (courtesy of Standford SIS User).