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Beer, David F A guide to writing as an engineer
T11 .B396 1997 Wiley 1997 253p
Short to-the-point sections on what you need.
Highpoint is Chapter 2.
Briscoe, Mary Helen Preparing scientific illustrations: a guide
Q222 B75 1996 to better posters, presentations and publications
2nd ed, Springer 1996 204p
Look at many examples.
Burnett, Rebecca E Technical communication,
T11 .B86 1990 3rd ed. 1994 Wadsworth
Has lots of examples for almost any kind of
Day, Robert A How to write and publish a scientific paper
T11 D33 1994 4th ed, Oryx 1994 223p
SEL has 1988 edition on 3-day reserve,but is
securing use of 1994 edition soon. This is
very standard how-to book you may find useful.
oryx customer: 1-800-279-6799
Day, Robert A Scientific English: a guide for scientists and
PE1475 .D38 1995 other professionals
2nd ed, Oryx 1995 148p
If you want to buy something consider this.
Try reading `only' section on page 19.
Houp, Kenneth W Reporting technical information (3 more authors)
T11 .H83 1988 9th ed, 1996 Allyn and Bacon 689p
need to order 9th ed Something on everything. Try chaper 7 on
`Achieving a readable [clear in earlier eds] style'
Lannon, John M Technical writing
T11 L29 1982 7th ed, 1996 HarperCollins 693p
PE1475 .L36 1985 (EDU) Something on everything; lots of examples --
may need to order 96ed most fairly dull in 1982 edition.
Lindsay, David A guide to scientific writing
PE1475 .L36 1985 (EDU) 2nd ed, Longman 1995 126p
Paradis, James G The MIT guide to science and engineering
Q223.P33 1997 communication, MIT Press 1997
Pauley, Steven E Technical report writing today
T111 P383 1996? 6th ed, Houghton Mifflin 1996? 500p
Pickett, Nell Ann Technical English: writing, reading, and
PE1127.T37 P5 1993 speaking, 7th ed. 1996 HarperCollins 683p
Really believes in outlines -- used everywhere.
A 100 page of selected readings, try p 511
on holography or p 538 on clear writing.
Porush, David A short guide to writing about science
T11 .P67 1995 HarperCollins 1995 275p
Worth a look.
Riordan, Daniel G Technical report writing today
T11 .P383 1993 6th ed, Houghton Mifflin 1996 558p
Pretty mechanical and aimed at report
writing. Lots of examples of all steps.1
Roze, Maris Technical communication : the practical craft
T10.5R65 1997 3rd ed, Prentice Halll 1997 290p
Rubens Philip (ed) Science and technical writing,
T11.S323 1992 1st ed, Holt 1992 513p (first OWL book)
Sageev, Pneena P Helping researchers write ... so managers can
PE1475 .S25 1994 understand, 2nd ed, Battelle Press 168p
Aimed at researh-manager interface. You might
ask yourself if it is successful. See chap 1
for motivation and pp 53-75 for style examples.
Anholt, Robert R H Dazzle'em with style: the art of oral scientific
Q223 .A63 1994 presentation, Freeman 1994
Full of good advice in only 190 small pages.
Beebe, Steven A Public speaking: an audience-centered approach,
PN4121.B34 1997 Allyn and Bacon 1997 500p
need to order new book
Booth, Vernon Writing a scientific paper and speaking at
T11 .B66 1981 scientific meetings, 5th ed,
Makay, John J Public speaking: theory into practice,
PN4121 .M316 1995 Harcourt Brace 1995
PN4121 .M197 1992 General introduction to the whole subject.
is what we have See pp 261-265 on humor before you try it.
Lots of interviews with speakers.
McDaniel, Rebecca Scared speechless: public speaking step by step,
PN4121 .M3397 1994 Sage 1994
Ross, Raymond Samuel Speech communication: the speechmaking process,
P95 .R675 1995 10th ed, Allyn and Bacon 1995
Sullivan, Richard L Technical presentation workbook: winning
T10.5.S85 1996 strategies for effective public speaking,
ASME Press 1996
Zarefsky, David Public speaking : strategies for success
PN4121 .Z37 1996 Allyn and Bacon 1996 (paper)
Resource books on writing
Bazerman, Charles The informed writer: using sources in the
PE1417 .B39 1995 disciplines, 5th ed, Houghton Mifflin
This is used as textbook in some writing
only 4th ed avaiable courses; strong on referencing.
LaFollette Marcel C Stealing into print: fraud, plagarism and
Z286 S4 L33 1992 misconduct in scientific publishing,
U California 1992 293 p
Not as good as its title. Try looking thru
chapters 4 (on authors) and 5 (on editors).
`Oxford' The Oxford dictionary for scientific writers
T11 O94 1991 and editors, Oxford 1992 389p
Williams, Joseph M Style: ten lessons in clarity and grace,
PE1421 .W545 1997 5th ed, Longman, 1997 286p
only 1985 ed at OSU! Worth a look at even earlier edition. I
bought a copy!
Zinsser, William K On writing well: an informal guide to writing
PE1429 .Z5 1994 nonfiction, 5th ed, HarperPerennial 1994, 300p
Read early chapters for his `tough love' approach.
The pages are short and it will go quickly while
making the points.
Example of good writing on science and tecnhology
Amato, Ivan Stuff : the materials the world is made of
TA403.2 .A48 1997 BasicBooks 1997 294 p
David Berlinksi A tour of the calculus,
QA303 B488 1995 Panthenon 1995, 331p
James E Gordon The new science of strong materials
TA403.2 G6 1984 2nd ed, Princeton/Penguin 1984, 279p
David Ruelle Chance and chaos
QA273 R771 1991 Princeton 1991, 195p
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