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Writing Undergraduate Lab Reports

Writing Undergraduate Lab Reports
A Guide for Students

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  • Date Published: July 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107540248

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  • Writing clear, impactful reports is a crucial skill for science students, but few books focus on this area for the undergraduate. Particularly useful for biology students, this text adopts a hands-on approach, using example reports and published papers as models to put guidance into practice. An introductory chapter familiarizes undergraduates with the principles of writing science. Two model reports are then developed, walking students through experimental and observational teaching-lab reports. The structure and content of the Introduction, Methods and Materials, Results, and Discussion are explained, together with tips for the title, abstract, and references. Students are then guided on how to polish their first draft. The last section of the book analyzes two published papers, helping the reader transition to reporting original research. Clearly and concisely written, this text offers a much-needed lifeline for science students facing science report-writing for the first time, and for those looking to hone their writing skills.

    • Co-written by an education specialist and an experienced teacher of undergraduate biology who understand the challenges faced by new students in writing science
    • Fills the gap between academic English manuals and books on writing research manuscripts for publication
    • Adopts a handbook approach, developing model lab reports from scratch and analyzing published papers at a level that will guide the novice writer
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    • Date Published: July 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107540248
    • length: 94 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 6 mm
    • weight: 0.17kg
    • contains: 46 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    To the student
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Introduction to science and scientific writing
    Part II. Writing the First Draft: Format:
    2. Starting to write
    3. Introduction
    4. Materials and methods
    5. Results
    6. Discussion
    7. Title and abstract
    Part III. Crafting the Final Version: Scientific Style:
    8. Revising your paper
    9. References
    Part IV. The Anatomy of Scientific Papers:
    10. Transitioning to writing about original research
    References
    Further reading
    Index.

  • Authors

    Christopher S. Lobban, University of Guam
    Christopher S. Lobban is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Guam, where he taught scientific writing and biology. He delights in writing and has contributed to many research publications and several books, including Seaweed Ecology and Physiology (Cambridge, 2014), the second edition of which won the Phycological Society of America's Prescott Book Award.

    María Schefter, University of Guam
    María Schefter earned her Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics of Science. Her work spans language education and biology. She has co-authored several books and research papers with Professor Lobban.

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