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Enjoy writing your science thesis or dissertation! : a step-by-step guide to planning and writing a thesis or dissertation for undergraduate and graduate science students

By: Fisher, Elizabeth
Title By: Thompson, Richard
Material type: BookPublisher: London : Imperial College Press, c2014.Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xii, 338 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781783264216Program: ENGG940, ISIT940, ISIT990Subject(s): Technical writing | Dissertations, Academic | DissertationDDC classification: 808.06/65
Summary:
This book is a step by step illustrated guide to planning and writing dissertations and theses for undergraduate and graduate science students. Topics covered include advice on writing each section of a thesis as well as general discussions on collecting and organizing references, keeping records, presenting data, interacting with a supervisor and avoiding academic misconduct. Recommendations about how to use word processors and other software packages effectively are included, as well as advice on the use of other resources. A concise summary of important points of English grammar is given, along with appendices listing frequently confused words and wordy phrases to avoid. Further appendices are provided, including one on SI units. The aim is to provide an easy-to-read guide that gives students practical advice about all aspects of writing a science thesis or dissertation, starting from writing a thesis plan and finishing with the viva and corrections to the thesis.
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ISIT990 Spring 2021

ENGG940 / ISIT 990 / ISIT940 Spring 2021

ENGG955 Spring 2021

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Includes index.

Overview -- Getting organised -- Your references or bibliography -- Planning and writing your literature review -- Planning and writing your materials and methods/experimental techniques -- Planning and writing your results -- Planning and writing your discussion and conclusion -- Planning and writing your introduction -- Deciding on your title and writing your abstract -- The other bits -- Other people's work -- Layout -- Numbers, errors, and statistics -- Figures and tables -- Proofreading, printing, binding, and submission -- The viva and thereafter or "And you thought it was all over ..." -- Supervision -- The use of English in scientific writing -- Appendix 1: Easily confused words -- Appendix 2: Prefixes and suffixes -- Appendix 3: Wordy words and phrases -- Appendix 4: Words that cause vagueness -- Appendix 5: Latin words and abbreviations -- Appendix 6: The Greek alphabet -- Appendix 7: SI units.

This book is a step by step illustrated guide to planning and writing dissertations and theses for undergraduate and graduate science students. Topics covered include advice on writing each section of a thesis as well as general discussions on collecting and organizing references, keeping records, presenting data, interacting with a supervisor and avoiding academic misconduct. Recommendations about how to use word processors and other software packages effectively are included, as well as advice on the use of other resources. A concise summary of important points of English grammar is given, along with appendices listing frequently confused words and wordy phrases to avoid. Further appendices are provided, including one on SI units. The aim is to provide an easy-to-read guide that gives students practical advice about all aspects of writing a science thesis or dissertation, starting from writing a thesis plan and finishing with the viva and corrections to the thesis.

ENGG940, ISIT940, ISIT990

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