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100 writing remedies: practical exercises for technical writing

Weiss, EH, 1990, 100 writing remedies: practical exercises for technical writing, Oryx Press, Phoenix, Arizona.

Written in an accessible style, this text offers you practical and challenging examples of technical writing and shows you how to successfully edit your work, improve your writing and add to your professional effectiveness. It covers problems ('bugs') and remedies for: Words Verbs Phrases Sentences Linking Grammar Punctuation Style

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How to write a laboratory report

Drury, H, 1997, How to write a laboratory report, Learning Centre: University of Sydney: Sydney

This booklet gives a detailed analysis of every part of a laboratory report. It provides examples of report writing, and there are explanations of how to approach the writing of the introduction, method, results, discussion and conclusion. There is also a section on referencing. Information is clearly set out, with questions to encourage you to consider the reasons for using particular structures in your report writing. It will help you to understand the overall structure and purpose of a lab report, know where different information belongs, logically construct information into each section of a report and to recognise and improve language problems.

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Writing for Science: A practical handbook for science, engineering and technology students, 2nd edn

Silyn-Roberts, H, 2002, Writing for Science: A practical handbook for science, engineering and technology students, 2nd edn, Addison Wesley, Longman, NZ.

Writing for Science is a practical guide to every aspect of writing, covering different styles of essays and reports. It includes a section on writing in exams. Chapters are set out with numerous headings, and much information is presented in dot points. Step-by-step instructions assist you to apply the principles taught in the text. The text includes explanations of key words used in essay questions, and also important scientific terms. There are check-lists for you to use after an assignment is written. Writing for Science offers valuable guidance for anyone studying any branch of science. There is also a 1996 edition.

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Writing laboratory reports

Dudley-Evans, T, 1985, Writing laboratory reports, Thomas Nelson Australia, Melbourne.

An older text but it is still applicable to engineering and applied science students today. It will help you to organise your reports and to clearly express your ideas. It is a slim volume, well laid out, quick and easy to use. Teachers notes are also available with the text.

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Writing up research: experimental research report writing for students of English

Weissberg, R and Buker, S, 1990, Writing up research: experimental research report writing for students of English, Prentice Hall Regents.

This text is a very good guide to report and research writing for all university standards with samples of research writing from most disciplines including Science, Business, Engineering and Psychology (none from IT). It will guide you in developing your ability to write up the results of your own research in the form of technical reports, theses, dissertations and journal articles by engaging you in the academic writing conventions of the genre. Each chapter includes step-by-step procedures to guide you though the entire process of writing an original report.

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