Writing science in plain English / Anne E. Greene.

By: Greene, Anne E
Material type: TextTextSeries: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing: Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013Description: xii, 124 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780226026374 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Technical writing | Communication in science | English language -- StyleDDC classification: 808.06/65 LOC classification: T11 | .G6814 2013
Contents:
Why write science in plain English? -- Before you write -- Audience -- Register -- Tone -- Tell a story -- Make characters subjects and their actions verbs -- Use strong verbs -- Place subjects and verbs close together -- Favor the active voice -- Benefits of active voice -- Proper uses of passive voice -- Choose your words with care -- Use short words instead of long ones -- Keep terms the same -- Break up noun strings -- Rethink technical terms -- Omit needless words -- Redundancy -- Metadiscourse and transition words -- Affirmatives and negatives -- Old information and new information -- Put old information at beginnings of sentences -- Put new information at ends of sentences -- Make lists parallel -- Vary the length of your sentences -- Design your paragraphs -- Issue -- Development -- Conclusion -- Point -- Arrange your paragraphs -- Chronological order -- General to specific -- Least important to most important -- Problem to solution -- Compare and contrast -- Transition words revisited -- Appendix 1: basic writing concepts -- Appendix 2: exercise key.
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Includes index.

Why write science in plain English? -- Before you write -- Audience -- Register -- Tone -- Tell a story -- Make characters subjects and their actions verbs -- Use strong verbs -- Place subjects and verbs close together -- Favor the active voice -- Benefits of active voice -- Proper uses of passive voice -- Choose your words with care -- Use short words instead of long ones -- Keep terms the same -- Break up noun strings -- Rethink technical terms -- Omit needless words -- Redundancy -- Metadiscourse and transition words -- Affirmatives and negatives -- Old information and new information -- Put old information at beginnings of sentences -- Put new information at ends of sentences -- Make lists parallel -- Vary the length of your sentences -- Design your paragraphs -- Issue -- Development -- Conclusion -- Point -- Arrange your paragraphs -- Chronological order -- General to specific -- Least important to most important -- Problem to solution -- Compare and contrast -- Transition words revisited -- Appendix 1: basic writing concepts -- Appendix 2: exercise key.

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