A short guide to writing about chemistry
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Published:
Boston : Longman, [2010].
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Book
Physical Desc:
xvii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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CMC Quigley Library
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Description
For chemistry or writing in chemistry courses.

This writing guide, by a team that includes a prominent chemist, a writing specialist with extensive experience in teaching science writing, and the author of Pearson's best-selling Short Guide to Writing about Biology, teaches students to think as chemists and to express ideas clearly and concisely through their writing.

Providing students with the tools they'll need to be successful writers in college and their profession, A Short Guide to Writing about Chemistry emphasizes writing as a way of examining, evaluating, and sharing ideas. The text teaches students how to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and how to communicate information clearly and logically.

Students are also given detailed advice on locating, evaluating, and citing useful sources within the discipline; maintaining effective laboratory notebooks and writing laboratory reports; writing effective research proposals and reports; and communicating information to both professional and general audiences.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Davis, H., Tyson, J., & Pechenik, J. A. (2010). A short guide to writing about chemistry. Boston: Longman.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Davis, Holly, 1951-, Julian Tyson and Jan A. Pechenik. 2010. A Short Guide to Writing About Chemistry. Boston: Longman.

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Davis, Holly, 1951-, Julian Tyson and Jan A. Pechenik, A Short Guide to Writing About Chemistry. Boston: Longman, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Davis, Holly, Julian Tyson, and Jan A Pechenik. A Short Guide to Writing About Chemistry. Boston: Longman, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780205550609, 0205550606

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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