This indispensable handbook provides practical advice to students who are learning to write according to the conventions found in biological studies. This covers everything from reading technical literature, writing scientific papers, preparing lab reports and making oral presentations on biological findings. Almost half of the handbook is dedicated to familiarising students with helpful features in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint - features such as producing Greek letters and mathematical symbols.
Some of the main features include firstly introducing the scientific method and experimental design. Moving on to ways of sourcing primary literature through article databases and scholarly search engines. Whilst a further two chapters look at poster and oral presenting, and how best to create content and deliver them. This handbook will give your students all the helpful hints they will need to create professional quality scientific communication.
Karin Knisely is Lab Director of Core Course Biology at Bucknell University. She earned a B.S. in Biology from Bucknell, (where she was a three-sport athlete and is now enshrined in the Athletics Hall of Fame) and an M.S. in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire. She then completed a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) fellowship at the University of Konstanz (the German equivalent of a Fulbright fellowship). Bilingual in German and English, she sometimes works, outside of the academic year, as a freelance translator.