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How to Write a Successful Science Thesis: The Concise Guide for Students

How to Write a Successful Science Thesis: The Concise Guide for Students

William E. Russey, Hans F. Ebel, Claus Bliefert

ISBN: 978-3-527-31298-6

Jun 2006

233 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$38.00

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Every student can benefit from extra help with matters of organization and style in the writing of term papers, theses, and dissertations - as a precursor to better grades and greater respect. This handy guide from the best-selling author team of "The Art of Scientific Writing" shows how to achieve maximum benefit with relatively little effort. Based on a proven concept that assumes no special talent for writing, the book will be of great value to both native and non-native speakers of English. The treatment is rich in examples and challenging problems (with solutions provided in an appendix), applicable either in conjunction with a course or for self-study.

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Introduction
STYLE AND METHODS
The Laboratory Notebook
Literature Work
Getting Started: Outline and First Draft
Writing Style
Writing Techniques
THE COMPONENTS OF A THESIS
Title, Title Page
Dedication, Preface, Acknowledgements
Table of Contents
Abstract
Introduction, Definition of the Problem
Results
Discussion
Conclusions
Experimental Section
Bibliography
Appendices, Miscellaneous Other Sections
SPECIAL ELEMENTS
Footnotes
Numbers, Quantities, Units, and Functions
Mathematical Expressions and Equations
Tables
Figures
SOLUTIONS TO THE CHALLENGES
INDEX

"This book can be recommended for science students of every level who have to prepare a thesis."
Engineering in Life Sciences

"... this is an excellent book which all students should read ..."
Chromatographia February 07
  • Written reports accompany college and graduate students throughout their course of study. The most challenging ones are term papers, master's theses and - as is often the case with a science degree - a doctoral dissertation. With the right preparation and a little knowledge of rules and conventions, everyone can improve their grading by preparing reports that are flawless in terms of format and style.
  • This is an easy to read guide to scientific thesis writing that explains rules and conventions, and helps to avoid common pitfalls and abounds with practical advice for a better and more efficient composition of term papers, theses and reports. It appeals to a broad target group.
  • Best-selling author team: The author team is the same as for the best-selling title "The Art of Scientific Writing" (more than 10,000 copies sold)
  • Proven concept: The guide is based on a highly successful German language book that is currently in its third edition and has received high praise from both students and teachers
  • Great for beginners: No prior knowledge on writing techniques is assumed, i.e. both native and non-native speakers will profit from this guide
  • Didactic Approach: Examples and study questions (with solutions in the appendix) make it easy to develop one's writing skills. This guide can be used as a course book but can equally well be used for studying on one's own.
  • Stresses science-specific issues such as symbols and equations, charts and tables, and scientific illustrations