This indispensable handbook provides practical advice to students who are learning to write according to the conventions found in biological studies. This covers everything from reading technical literature, writing scientific papers, preparing lab reports and making oral presentations on biological findings. Almost half of the handbook is dedicated to familiarising students with helpful features in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint - features such as producing Greek letters and mathematical symbols.
Some of the main features include firstly introducing the scientific method and experimental design. Moving on to ways of sourcing primary literature through article databases and scholarly search engines. Whilst a further two chapters look at poster and oral presenting, and how best to create content and deliver them. This handbook will give your students all the helpful hints they will need to create professional quality scientific communication.
Preface.- Chapter 1: The Scientific Method.- Chapter 2: Developing a Literature Search Strategy.- Chapter 3: Reading and Writing Scientific Papers.- Chapter 4: Step-by-Step Instructions for Preparing a Laboratory Report or Scientific Paper.- Chapter 5: Revision.- Chapter 6: A "Good" Sample Student Laboratory Report.- Chapter 7: Poster Presentations.- Chapter 8: Oral Presentations.- Appendix 1. Word Processing in Microsoft Word 2010.- Appendix 2. Making Graphs in Microsoft Excel 2010 and Excel for Mac 2011.- Appendix 3. Preparing Oral Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.- Bibliography.- Index.