Required Texts

Buy at Amazon Alley, Michael. The Craft of Scientific Writing. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Springer, 1998. ISBN: 9780387947662.

Buy at Amazon Raimes, Ann. Grammar Troublespots: A Guide for Student Writers. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780521532860.

A paperback or on-line English-English dictionary, for example:

Buy at Amazon American Heritage English as a Second Language Dictionary. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. ISBN: 9780395818732.

Buy at Amazon Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. 4th ed. New York, NY: Pearson, 2006. ISBN: 9781405811262.

Buy at Amazon Oxford American Dictionary. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1980. ISBN: 9780195027952.

Any edition of the above dictionaries will do.

A formal, academic article, or model paper, reporting on research from a respected English language academic journal in your field, or from Nature. The article must include an abstract, subheadings, figures, tables and references. Bring one copy to me; have another copy with you in every class.

Recommended Texts

Buy at Amazon Alley, Michael. The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid. New York, NY: Springer, 2007. ISBN: 9780387955551.

Buy at Amazon Azar, Betty Schrampfer. Chartbook: A Reference Grammar: Understanding and Using English Grammar. New York, NY: Longman, 1999. ISBN: 9780139587030.

Buy at Amazon Day, Robert A., and Barbara Gastel. How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper. 6th ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780313330407.

Buy at Amazon Hacker, Diane. Pocket Style Manual. 4th ed. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004. ISBN: 9780312406844. View the companion site.

Buy at Amazon Perelman, Leslie C., James Paradis, and Edward Barrett. Mayfield Handbook of Scientific and Technical Writing. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Co., 1998. ISBN: 9781559346474

Buy at Amazon Michaelson, Herbert B. How to Write and Publish Engineering Papers & Reports. 3rd ed. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780897746502.

Buy at Amazon Swales, John M., and Christine B. Feak. Academic Writing for Graduate Students. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1994. ISBN: 0472082639.

Buy at Amazon Wilkinson, A. The Scientist's Handbook for Writing Papers and Dissertations. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1991. ISBN: 9780139694110.

Buy at Amazon William, Jospeph. Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace. 8th ed. New York, NY: Longman, 2004. ISBN: 9780321288318.