Writing for Science and Engineering: Papers, Presentations and Reports, Second Edition

  • 4h 13m
  • Heather Silyn-Roberts
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2013

Learning how to write clearly and concisely is an integral part of furthering your research career; however, doing so is not always easy. In this second edition, fully updated and revised, Dr. Silyn-Roberts explains in plain English the steps to writing abstracts, theses, journal papers, funding bids, literature reviews, and more. The book also examines preparing seminar and conference presentations. Written in a practical and easy to follow style specifically for postgraduate students in Engineering and Sciences, this book is essential in learning how to create powerful documents.

Writing for Science and Engineering will prove invaluable in all areas of research and writing due its clear, concise style. The practical advice contained within the pages alongside numerous examples to aid learning will make the preparation of documentation much easier for all students.

  • Written in modular format, so you only need to access the relevant chapter
  • Covers a wide range of document and presentation types
  • Includes easy-to-understand rules to improve writing

In this Book

  • Introduction—How to Use This Book
  • Structuring a Document—Using the Headings Skeleton
  • The Core Chapter—Sections and Elements of a Document
  • An Abstract, a Summary, an Executive Summary
  • A Literature Review
  • A Research Proposal
  • A Journal Paper
  • Progress Reports
  • Consulting/Management Report and Recommendation Report
  • Engineering Design Report
  • A Formal Letter (Hardcopy or Online)
  • Emails and Faxes
  • A Procedure or a Set of Instructions
  • Thesis
  • A Conference Poster
  • Referencing—Text Citations and the List of References
  • Conventions Used in Scientific and Technical Writing
  • Revising
  • Problems of Style—Recognising and Correcting Them
  • A Seminar or Conference Presentation
  • A Presentation to a Small Group