Making Sense in Engineering and the Technical Sciences: A Students Guide to Research and Writing

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byMargot Northey, Judi Jewinski

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Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, this fourth edition of Making Sense in Engineering and the Technical Sciences is an indispensable research and writing guide for students in any area of the discipline - from electrical and mechanical engineering to systems design and computerscience. Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, this updated and revised edition outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such issues as how to prepare proposals and project reports, how to write lab reports, and how to follow theconventions governing the use of diagrams and graphics. Concise and accessible, with new information on technology-based research and group presentations, this latest edition continues to be an invaluable reference for students throughout their academic careers and beyond.

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Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, this fourth edition of Making Sense in Engineering and the Technical Sciences is an indispensable research and writing guide for students in any area of the discipline - from electrical and mechanical engineering to systems design and computerscience. Maintaining the signature straightforwar...

Margot Northey is a specialist in communications and the former dean of the School of Business at Queen's University. Judi Jewinski is an adjunct associate professor of English, administrative dean, and director of the English Language Institute at Renison University College at the University of Waterloo.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.55 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195445848

ISBN - 13:9780195445848

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Table of Contents

1. Writing and Thinking2. Keeping Notes and Doing Research3. Writing Summaries and Abstracts4. Writing a Lab Report5. Writing Proposals and Project Reports6. Working Collaboratively7. Giving Presentations8. Writing in Other Contexts9. Documentation10. Following Conventions for Graphics and Formatting11. Writing Tests and Examinations12. Writing a Resume and Letter of Application13. Writing for Readability14. Common Errors in Grammar and Usage15. Punctuation16. Misused Words and PhrasesGlossaryAppendix: Weight, Measures, and Notation