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Preface.- 1. The Scientific Method.- 2. Developing a Literature Search Strategy.- 3. Reading and Writing Scientific Papers.- 4. Step-by-Step Instructions for Preparing a Laboratory Report or Scientific Paper.- 5. Revision.- 6. A 'Good' Sample Student Laboratory Report.- 7. Poster Presentations.- 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.
A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology is an engaging, acessible resource designed to help students obtain the skills and confidence they need to succeed as biologists. Featuring clear and practical advice to students covering the entire paper writing process, from finding primary literature, to writing a laboratory report to presenting findings, this handbook is invaluable for anyone studying biology.
The fourth edition has been revised to reflect the latest technological developments, including updated appendices for Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows 7 and Excel for Mac 2011, a section on saving formats for the chart templates provided and an updated section on online backup options to recognise our increased reliance on the Internet.
A wealth of online resources are also available to support your teaching; these include a Biology Lab Report Template in Microsoft Word, a Biology Lab Report Checklist, Evaluation Forms for Oral and Poster Presentations and much more.
A practical guide for students learning to write according to the conventions of biology, updated throughout including appendices for Microsoft Office 2010 using Windows 7 and Excel for Mac 2011