Introduction How and Why Biologists Write: An Introduction to Biological Literature
1 Locating and Using Biological Literature Searching the Literature Sample Database Search Using the Internet Reading Scientific Papers Avoiding Plagiarism and Taking Notes Working Collaboratively Tech Talk ???? Keeping Up with the Literature
2 Handling Data and Using Statistics Getting Started Recording and Organizing Your Findings TECH TALK Using Statistics to Analyze Your Data Additional Sources
3 Using Tables and Figures Tables Figures Tech Talk ???? Checklist for Tables and Figures Additional Sources
4 Writing Lab Reports and Research Papers Title Abstract Introduction Materials and Methods Results Discussion Acknowledgments References Checklist for Lab Reports and Research Papers Additional Sources Sample Laboratory Report (Botany) Sample Laboratory Report (Microbiology) Sample Student Research Paper (Plant Physiology) Sample Student Research Paper (Animal Ecology)
5 Writing a Review Paper Choosing a Topic Deciding on a Title Working with the Literature Presenting Your Material Tech Talk Checklist for Review Papers Sample Review Paper (Human Physiology)
6 Documenting the Paper Citing Sources in the Text Preparing the References Section TECH TALK
7 Drafting and Revising The First Draft TECH TALK Practical Suggestions for Revising Tech Talk ???? Checking Content and Structure Improving Paragraphs Writing Clear, Accurate Sentences Avoiding Wordiness Verb Tense Punctuation
8 Preparing the Final Draft Mechanics and Technicalities Tech Talk Manuscript Format Writing an Acknowledgments Section Proofreading
9 Using Writing to Prepare for Examinations Getting the Most Out of Textbooks Taking Good Lecture Notes Preparing for Laboratory Exams Studying for Short-Answer Questions Answering Essay Questions Additional Sources
10 Other Forms of Biological Writing Oral Presentations TECH TALK Checklist for Oral Presentations Sample PowerPoint Presentation (Plant Physiology) Poster Presentations Checklist for Poster Presentations Sample Poster Presentation (Animal Ecology) Research Proposals Sample Research Proposal (Plant Physiological Ecology) Letters of Application Sample Letter of Application Résumés Tech Talk ???? Sample Résumé Sample Curriculum Vitae Additional Sources
Works Cited in Text Examples Index Symbols and Abbreviations Used in Biology
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