Communication Skills for the Biosciences: a graduate guide

Paperback | December 3, 2009

byAysha Divan

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Effective scientific communication is a skill highly-prized by potential employers, and is central to success during postgraduate study. Communication Skills for the Biosciences is a straightforward, practical guide to the skills you should master to get the most out of your study and research, to pave the way to a successful career. Focusing on the three key modes of communication - written, oral, and visual - the book also includes valuable advice on associated topics, including peer review, data sharing, data ownership, plagiarism, critical review of scientific information and the role of e-technology. Uniquely, the book incorporates annotated examples, bringing to life the guidance and explanations presented in the text, and helping you to master best practice in all areas of science communication. Communication Skills for the Biosciences is a must-have companion throughout your postgraduate career. Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Communication Skills for the Biosciences features: For registered adopters of the book:* Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download.* PowerPoint slides that can be adapted and used as the basis for workshops or lectures. For students:* Examples of best practice in the use of Powerpoint, and preparation of posters.

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Effective scientific communication is a skill highly-prized by potential employers, and is central to success during postgraduate study. Communication Skills for the Biosciences is a straightforward, practical guide to the skills you should master to get the most out of your study and research, to pave the way to a successful career. F...

Aysha Divan is a lecturer at the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds. Her research experience includes studying the role of p53 in retinoblastoma tumour progression and the molecular basis of chromatin remodelling during gene locus activation. She is currently managing (with a key role in developing) the new Ma...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.6 inPublished:December 3, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199226350

ISBN - 13:9780199226351

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Table of Contents

1. Essential communication skills2. Recording and managing information3. Ethics in communication4. Introduction to the scientific literature5. Conducting effective literature searches6. Reviewing scientific literature7. Writing a literature review8. Writing a research proposal9. Writing a research paper10. Writing an abstract11. Preparing tables and figures12. Writing a Masters dissertation or a PhD thesis13. Delivering an effective oral presentation14. Preparing and presenting a research poster15. Networking