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Writing for Engineering and Science Students

Staking Your Claim

Gerald Rau



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14 August 2019
Writing for Engineering and Science Students is a clear and practical guide for anyone undertaking either academic or technical writing. Drawing on the author's extensive experience of teaching students from different fields and cultures, and designed to be accessible to both international students and native speakers of English, this book:

Employs analyses of hundreds of articles from engineering and science journals to explore all the distinctive characteristics of a research paper, including organization, length and naming of sections, and location and purpose of citations and graphics;

Guides the student through university-level writing and beyond, covering lab reports, research proposals, dissertations, poster presentations, industry reports, emails, and job applications;

Explains what to consider before and after undertaking academic or technical writing, including focusing on differences between genres in goal, audience, and criteria for acceptance and rewriting;

Features tasks, hints, and tips for teachers and students at the end of each chapter, as well as accompanying eResources offering additional exercises and answer keys.

With metaphors and anecdotes from the author's personal experience, as well as quotes from famous writers to make the text engaging and accessible, this book is essential reading for all students of science and engineering who are taking a course in writing or seeking a resource to aid their writing assignments.
By:   Gerald Rau
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm, 
Weight:   599g
ISBN:   9781138388253
ISBN 10:   1138388254
Pages:   298
Publication Date:   14 August 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Gerald Rau is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan.

Reviews for Writing for Engineering and Science Students: Staking Your Claim

A useful work to help students develop awareness of structures and forms typically used in key genres in engineering and science. The book provides many examples and descriptions to help students understand expectations for academic writing. Helen Basturkmen, University of Auckland, New Zealand

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