Summary: Concise, self-teaching guide to writing in biology. Modeled on a handbook format -- with bulleted rules, checklists for formatting various scientific papers, a detailed index, and a spiral binding -- Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences is a handy reference that students can readily use on their own.
Comprehensive coverage of the most common writing assignments in undergraduate biology courses. Thorough chapters on writing and documenting research pape ...show morers and reviews are each illustrated with an annotated student paper. McMillan covers each stage of the writing process, from drafting to revising to preparing the final paper. Special emphasis is given to student integrity and the avoidance of plagiarism.
Thorough coverage of other forms of biological writing, including guidelines for oral presentations, poster presentations, research proposals, letters of application, and résumés.
A chapter on reading effectively and preparing for examinations provides smart advice on getting the most out of textbooks, preparing for laboratory exams, and studying for short-answer questions. ...show less
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