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Author Winner, William E.
Title A handbook for analytical writing [electronic resource] : keys to strategic thinking / William E. Winner.
Publication Info. San Rafael, Calif. (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool, c2013.
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Description 1 online resource.
Series Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Synthesis lectures on professionalism and career advancement for scientists and engineers ; # 1.
Note Part of: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on April 19, 2013).
Series from website.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-117).
Contents 1. Introduction -- 1.1 Writing advances thinking -- 1.2 Historical examples -- 1.2.1 Gregor Mendel: developing a base of information for analysis -- 1.2.2 James Watson and Francis Crick: working in teams and attribution -- 1.2.3 Alexander Flemming: observing the unusual -- 1.3 The goals and objectives -- 1.4 The audience --
2. Descriptive and analytical writing -- 2.1 Descriptive or analytical writing? -- 2.2 Analyzing information and concepts -- 2.3 The product utility --
3. Guidelines for students and teachers -- 3.1 Inquiry-based learning -- 3.2 Subject authority not necessary -- 3.3 Provide guidance not answers -- 3.4 Some students will struggle -- 3.5 Checkpoints are necessary -- 3.6 Let students share and evaluate work from other students -- 3.7 Become comfortable with uncertainty --
4. Choosing topics -- 4.1 Writer's choice -- 4.2 The analytical set-up -- 4.3 Choosing focused, analytical topics -- 4.4 Ordering pizza: an example of topic development --
5. Writing teams -- 5.1 A common practice -- 5.2 Contributing to a writing team --
6. Organization -- 6.1 Front matter -- 6.2 Introduction -- 6.2.1 Set the stage -- 6.2.2 Define the playing field -- 6.2.3 State the specific goals or objectives -- 6.3 Approach and methods -- 6.3.1 Approach -- 6.3.2 Methods -- 6.3.3 Results -- 6.3.4 Discussion -- 6.4 Back matter -- 6.4.1 Acknowledgements -- 6.4.2 References -- 6.4.3 Appendices --
7. The writing process -- 7.1 Build a blue print for the project -- 7.1.1 Time line -- 7.1.2 Financial costs -- 7.2 Outlining -- 7.2.1 Exploratory outline -- 7.2.2 Outline modification -- 7.2.3 Further revising -- 7.2.4 Outline for manuscript draft -- 7.2.5 More revisions in the outline may occur -- 7.3 First draft -- 7.3.1 Start writing -- 7.3.2 Use the outline -- 7.3.3 The introduction may not be a good starting point for writing -- 7.3.4 Complete an entire first draft -- 7.4 Revision -- 7.5 Final drafts --
8. Construction -- 8.1 Narrative (syntax and grammar) -- 8.2 Citations -- 8.2.1 Citation example #1 -- 8.2.2 Citation example #2 -- 8.3 References -- 8.4 Graphical elements: tables and figures -- 8.4.1 Sources of data for tables and figures -- 8.4.2 Formatting -- 8.4.3 Citation -- 8.4.4 Figures and tables in the context of a paragraph -- 8.4.5 Content of tables and figures -- 8.4.6 Figure legends and table headings --
9. Top ten writing tips -- 9.1 Do not procrastinate -- 9.2 No "who done its?" -- 9.3 Use simple sentence structures -- 9.4 Associate pronouns with nouns -- 9.5 No contractions, slang, idioms, or jargon -- 9.5.1 Contractions -- 9.5.2 Slang -- 9.5.3 Idioms -- 9.5.4 Jargon -- 9.6 Avoid passive voice -- 9.7 Use spelling, grammar, and editing tools -- 9.7.1 Spell check -- 9.7.2 Grammar check -- 9.7.3 Track changes -- 9.8 Breaking writer's block -- 9.8.1 Get more information -- 9.8.2 Talk to people -- 9.8.3 Rethink the outline -- 9.9 Watch the units -- 9.9.1 English units -- 9.9.2 Metric units -- 9.9.3 Units of time -- 9.10 Keep a notebook of writing activities --
10. Ethics: bias and plagiarism --
11. Final products --
12. Evaluating analytical writing --
13. Classroom exercises for teachers and students --
Bibliography -- Appendix -- About the author.
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Subject Technical writing.
writing
analytical
handbook
science
engineering
business
planning
management
decisions
STEM
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Print version: 9781627051828
ISBN 9781627051835 (electronic bk.)
162705183X (electronic bk.)
9781627051828 (pbk.)
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