A Short Guide to Writing about Biology

A Short Guide to Writing about Biology
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Author: Jan A. Pechenik
Pages: 276
ISBN: UCSD:31822040768921
Release: 2013
Editor: Longman Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"This eighth edition provides extensive guidance for all aspects of writing for biologists at all stages of training, including research reports, essay exams, term papers, research proposals, summaries, critiques, poster presentations, oral presentations, and letters of application for jobs and graduate programs. It explains how biologists work, how they design studies, and how they think about the data they collect and provides detailed advice on working with data, presenting data, and interpreting the results of statistical analyses. It also offers detailed advice about locating useful sources of information, both in print and on the Web, and about avoiding plagiarism and includes extensive pedagogy in each chapter--helpful hints and end of chapter checklists and summaries, which can easily be used by students to facilitate peer review and by instructors to generate grading rubrics. Guiding students through the important process of creating effective oral presentations and poster presentations, this guide includes numerous 'Technology Tips,' helping students to take better advantage of the computer technology available to them for writing, revising, graphing, calculating, and giving effective talks." -- From the Publisher.

A Short Guide to Writing about Biology

A Short Guide to Writing about Biology
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Author: Jan A. Pechenik
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0321984250
Release: 2015-01-07
Editor: Longman Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab(tm) does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyWritingLab, search for ISBN -10: 0133969894 / ISBN-13: 9780133969894 . That package includes ISBN -10: 0321984250 / ISBN-13: 9780321984258 and ISBN -10: 0133933296 / ISBN-13: 9780133933291. MyWritingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Writing Across the Curriculum or Writing About Biology. Developing the tools to effectively write about biology Teaching biology and strong writing skills simultaneously is a challenge, especially when students exhibit a range of abilities. The Ninth Edition of A Short Guide to Writing about Biology provides tools to strengthen student writing and reinforce critical thinking. Written by a prominent biologist, this best-selling guide teaches students to express ideas clearly and concisely. It emphasizes writing as a way of examining, evaluating, and refining ideas: students learn to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and communicate with clarity. Using a narrative style, the text is its own example of good analytical writing. In this new edition, students learn how to avoid plagiarism (Ch 1 and 3), read and interpret data (Ch 3, 4 and 9), prepare effective Materials and Methods sections in research reports and more (Ch 9), and prepare manuscripts for submission (Ch 9). The text also provides advice on locating useful sources (Ch 2), maintaining laboratory and field notebooks (Ch 9), communicating with different audiences (Ch 6 and 10), and crafting research proposals (Ch 10), poster presentations (Ch 11), and letters of application (Ch 12). Also available with MyWritingLab(tm) This title is also available with MyWritingLab -- an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that provides engaging experiences for teaching and learning. Flexible and easily customizable, MyWritingLab helps improve students' writing through context-based learning. Whether through self-study or instructor-led learning, MyWritingLab supports and complements course work.

A Short Guide to Writing about Biology

A Short Guide to Writing about Biology
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Author: Jan A. Pechenik
Pages: 262
ISBN: 0134008316
Release: 2016
Editor: Longman Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab(tm) does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyWritingLab, search for: 0134175689 / 9780134175683 A Short Guide to Writing About Biology, Books a la Carte Edition Plus MyWritingLab - Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134008316 / 9780134008318 A Short Guide to Writing About Biology, Books a la Carte Edition 0205869203 / 9780205869206 MyWritingLab Generic without Pearson eText - Access Card MyWritingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Writing Across the Curriculum or Writing About Biology. Developing the tools to effectively write about biology Teaching biology and strong writing skills simultaneously is a challenge, especially when students exhibit a range of abilities. The Ninth Edition of A Short Guide to Writing about Biology provides tools to strengthen student writing and reinforce critical thinking. Written by a prominent biologist, this best-selling guide teaches students to express ideas clearly and concisely. It emphasizes writing as a way of examining, evaluating, and refining ideas: students learn to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and communicate with clarity. Using a narrative style, the text is its own example of good analytical writing. In this new edition, students learn how to avoid plagiarism (Ch 1 and 3), read and interpret data (Ch 3, 4 and 9), prepare effective Materials and Methods sections in research reports and more (Ch 9), and prepare manuscripts for submission (Ch 9). The text also provides advice on locating useful sources (Ch 2), maintaining laboratory and field notebooks (Ch 9), communicating with different audiences (Ch 6 and 10), and crafting research proposals (Ch 10), poster presentations (Ch 11), and letters of application (Ch 12). Also available with MyWritingLab(tm) This title is also available with MyWritingLab -- an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that provides engaging experiences for teaching and learning. Flexible and easily customizable, MyWritingLab helps improve students' writing through context-based learning. Whether through self-study or instructor-led learning, MyWritingLab supports and complements course work.

A Short Guide to Writing about Biology

A Short Guide to Writing about Biology
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Author: Jan A. Pechenik
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780133970142
Release: 2015-02-27
Editor: Pearson

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab™ does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyWritingLab, search for ISBN -10: 0133969894 / ISBN-13: 9780133969894 . That package includes ISBN -10: 0321984250 / ISBN-13: 9780321984258 and ISBN -10: 0133933296 / ISBN-13: 9780133933291. MyWritingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Writing Across the Curriculum or Writing About Biology. Developing the tools to effectively write about biology Teaching biology and strong writing skills simultaneously is a challenge, especially when students exhibit a range of abilities. The Ninth Edition of A Short Guide to Writing about Biology provides tools to strengthen student writing and reinforce critical thinking. Written by a prominent biologist, this best-selling guide teaches students to express ideas clearly and concisely. It emphasizes writing as a way of examining, evaluating, and refining ideas: students learn to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and communicate with clarity. Using a narrative style, the text is its own example of good analytical writing. In this new edition, students learn how to avoid plagiarism (Ch 1 and 3), read and interpret data (Ch 3, 4 and 9), prepare effective Materials and Methods sections in research reports and more (Ch 9), and prepare manuscripts for submission (Ch 9). The text also provides advice on locating useful sources (Ch 2), maintaining laboratory and field notebooks (Ch 9), communicating with different audiences (Ch 6 and 10), and crafting research proposals (Ch 10), poster presentations (Ch 11), and letters of application (Ch 12). Also available with MyWritingLab™ This title is also available with MyWritingLab — an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that provides engaging experiences for teaching and learning. Flexible and easily customizable, MyWritingLab helps improve students’ writing through context-based learning. Whether through self-study or instructor-led learning, MyWritingLab supports and complements course work.

A Short Guide to Writing about Chemistry

A Short Guide to Writing about Chemistry
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Author: Holly Davis,Julian Tyson,Jan A. Pechenik
Pages: 267
ISBN: 0205550606
Release: 2010
Editor: Longman Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This writing guide, by the author of Pearson's best-selling Short Guide to Writing about Biology along with two well-known chemists, teaches students to think as chemists and to express ideas clearly and concisely through their writing. Providing students with the tools they'll need to be successful writers, A Short Guide to Writing about Chemistry emphasizes writing as a way of examining, evaluating, and sharing ideas. The book teaches readers how to read critically, study, evaluate and report data, and how to communicate information clearly and logically. Students are also given detailed advice on locating, evaluating, and citing useful sources within the discipline; maintaining effective laboratory notebooks and writing laboratory reports; writing effective research proposals and reports; and communicating information to both professional and general audiences.

Lives of a Cell

Lives of a Cell
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Author: Lewis Thomas
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781101667057
Release: 1978-02-23
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Elegant, suggestive, and clarifying, Lewis Thomas's profoundly humane vision explores the world around us and examines the complex interdependence of all things. Extending beyond the usual limitations of biological science and into a vast and wondrous world of hidden relationships, this provocative book explores in personal, poetic essays to topics such as computers, germs, language, music, death, insects, and medicine. Lewis Thomas writes, "Once you have become permanently startled, as I am, by the realization that we are a social species, you tend to keep an eye out for the pieces of evidence that this is, by and large, good for us."

Reading Primary Literature

Reading Primary Literature
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Author: Christopher M. Gillen
Pages: 44
ISBN: 080534599X
Release: 2007
Editor: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reading primary literature is an exciting, rewarding part of being a scientist and Reading Primary Literature will help get readers up to speed quickly in reading research articles. The booklet covers the parts of a research paper, succinctly explaining the aim of each section and how the paper works as a whole, and as a part of the larger world of science. Readers select a paper to evaluate, and this book guides them through that evaluation with clear explanations, directions for reading and analyzing the material, and applied questions to encourage critical reading skills. A list of sources and references at the back helps readers get started finding papers to read. For all readers interested in get readers up to speed quickly in reading scientific research articles.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything
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Author: Bill Bryson
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9780385674508
Release: 2012-05-15
Editor: Anchor Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.

The Scientist s Guide to Writing

The Scientist s Guide to Writing
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Author: Stephen B. Heard
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781400881147
Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A concise and accessible primer on the scientific writer's craft The ability to write clearly is critical to any scientific career. The Scientist's Guide to Writing provides practical advice to help scientists become more effective writers so that their ideas have the greatest possible impact. Drawing on his own experience as a scientist, graduate adviser, and editor, Stephen Heard emphasizes that the goal of all scientific writing should be absolute clarity; that good writing takes deliberate practice; and that what many scientists need are not long lists of prescriptive rules but rather direct engagement with their behaviors and attitudes when they write. He combines advice on such topics as how to generate and maintain writing momentum with practical tips on structuring a scientific paper, revising a first draft, handling citations, responding to peer reviews, managing coauthorships, and more. In an accessible, informal tone, The Scientist's Guide to Writing explains essential techniques that students, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career scientists need to write more clearly, efficiently, and easily. Emphasizes writing as a process, not just a product Encourages habits that improve motivation and productivity Explains the structure of the scientific paper and the function of each part Provides detailed guidance on submission, review, revision, and publication Addresses issues related to coauthorship, English as a second language, and more

Scientific English

Scientific English
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Author: Robert A. Day
Pages: 148
ISBN: UOM:39015035765547
Release: 1995
Editor: Greenwood

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This volume explains complex grammatical concepts in clear, uncomplicated language, illustrating how simple the communication process can be when one understands and follows a few basic rules. The author's forceful style, enjoyable wit, and direct coverage of each area of grammar make Scientific English a valuable and readable pocket guide and desk reference for the writers, editors, and students who want to communicate in the most concise manner possible.

Writing Science in Plain English

Writing Science in Plain English
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Author: Anne E. Greene
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780226026404
Release: 2013-05-24
Editor: University of Chicago Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Scientific writing is often dry, wordy, and difficult to understand. But, as Anne E. Greene shows in Writing Science in Plain English,writers from all scientific disciplines can learn to produce clear, concise prose by mastering just a few simple principles. This short, focused guide presents a dozen such principles based on what readers need in order to understand complex information, including concrete subjects, strong verbs, consistent terms, and organized paragraphs. The author, a biologist and an experienced teacher of scientific writing, illustrates each principle with real-life examples of both good and bad writing and shows how to revise bad writing to make it clearer and more concise. She ends each chapter with practice exercises so that readers can come away with new writing skills after just one sitting. Writing Science in Plain English can help writers at all levels of their academic and professional careers—undergraduate students working on research reports, established scientists writing articles and grant proposals, or agency employees working to follow the Plain Writing Act. This essential resource is the perfect companion for all who seek to write science effectively.

What Is Life Five Great Ideas in Biology

What Is Life   Five Great Ideas in Biology
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Author: Paul Nurse
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780393541168
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Nobel Prize–winning scientist’s elegant explanation of the fundamental ideas in biology and their uses today. The renowned biologist Paul Nurse has spent his career revealing how living cells work. In What Is Life?, he takes up the challenge of describing what it means to be alive in a way that every reader can understand. It is a shared journey of discovery; step-by-step Nurse illuminates five great ideas that underpin biology—the Cell, the Gene, Evolution by Natural Selection, Life as Chemistry, and Life as Information. He introduces the scientists who made the most important advances, and, using his personal experiences in and out of the lab, he shares with us the challenges, the lucky breaks, and the thrilling eureka moments of discovery. Nurse writes with delight at life’s richness and with a sense of the urgent role of biology in our time. To survive the challenges that face us all today—climate change, pandemic, loss of biodiversity and food security—it is vital that we all understand what life is.

Biological Science

Biological Science
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Author: Scott Freeman,Kim Quillin,Lizabeth A. Allison,Michael Black,Greg Podgorski,Emily Taylor,Jeff Carmichael
Pages: 1408
ISBN: 013467832X
Release: 2019-01-25
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For introductory courses for biology majors. Discover biology, develop skills, and make connections Known for its discovery-based, student-centered approach, Scott Freeman's Biological Science emphasizes higher-order thinking, enhances skill development, and promotes active learning. Biological Science equips students with strategies that go beyond memorization and guides them in making connections between core concepts and content, underscoring principles from the Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education report. Students learn to apply their knowledge throughout the course, assess their level of understanding, and identify the types of cognitive skills that need improvement. The 7th Edition enables students to see that biology concepts are connected by weaving one case study throughout the entire text, helping students make connections across biology. New content includes updated coverage of advances in genomic editing, global climate change, and recent insights into the evolution of land plants. New embedded Pearson eText assets support content in the text with whiteboard Making Models videos, Figure Walkthrough videos, and BioFlix animations that engage students, help them learn, and guide them in completing assignments. Also available with Mastering Biology By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, Mastering personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student.Integrate dynamic content and tools with Mastering Biology and enable students to practice, build skills, and apply their knowledge. Built for, and directly tied to the text, Mastering Biology enables an extension of learning, allowing students a platform to practice, learn, and apply outside of the classroom. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Biology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Biology ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and Mastering Biology search for: 0135209838 / 9780135209837 Biological Science Plus Mastering Biology with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 013467832X / 9780134678320 Biological Science 0135231043 / 9780135231043 Mastering Biology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Biological Science

Get Ready for Biology

Get Ready for Biology
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Author: Lori K. Garrett
Pages: 258
ISBN: 0321500571
Release: 2006-12-01
Editor: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Adapted from Lori Garrett's successful "Get Ready for A&P," this workbook saves classroom time and frustration by helping students quickly prepare for the General Biology course for Biology Majors. The hands-on activities get students up to speed with basic study skills, math skills, biological terminology, basic chemistry, and cell biology. Each topic area includes a pre-test, guided explanation, interactive quizzes and exercises, and end-of-chapter cumulative tests.

Biological Science

Biological Science
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Author: Scott Freeman
Pages: 1127
ISBN: 0321597966
Release: 2011
Editor: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Supports and motivates you as you learn to think like a biologist. Building upon Scott Freeman's unique narrative style that incorporates the Socratic approach and draws you into thinking like a biologist, the Fourth Edition has been carefully refined to motivate and support a broader range of learners as they are introduced to new concepts and encouraged to develop and practice new skills. Each page of the book is designed in the spirit of active learning and instructional reinforcement, equipping novice learners with tools that help them advance in the course-from recognizing essential information in highlighted sections to demonstrating and applying their understanding of concepts in practice exercises that gradually build in difficulty. New to Freeman's MasteringBiology® online tutorial and assessment system are ten classic experiment tutorials and automatically-graded assignment options that are adapted directly from content and exercises in the book. Package Components: Biological Science, Fourth Edition MasteringBiology® with Pearson eText Student Access Kit

Cell and Molecular Biology Take Note

Cell and Molecular Biology  Take Note
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Author: Gerald Karp
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0471127752
Release: 2001-09-25
Editor: Wiley

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Balances coverage of the concepts of cell and molecular biology, using examples of experimentation to support those concepts. As experimental techniques become more diverse and complex, it is increasingly necessary to identify individual studies that have a broad impact on our understanding of cell biology. This text describes in detail some of the key experimental findings, along with the original data and figures.

Writing Undergraduate Lab Reports

Writing Undergraduate Lab Reports
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Author: Christopher S. Lobban,María Schefter
Pages: 90
ISBN: 9781107117402
Release: 2017-07-27
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A practical guide to writing impactful lab reports for science undergraduates through the use of model outlines and annotated publications.

Concepts in Biology

Concepts in Biology
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Author: Eldon D. Enger,Frederick C. Ross,David B. Bailey
Pages: 638
ISBN: 007131508X
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Enger/Ross/Bailey: Concepts in Biology is a relatively brief introductory general biology text written for students with no previous science background. The authors strive to use the most accessible vocabulary and writing style possible while still maintaining scientific accuracy. The text covers all the main areas of study in biology from cells through ecosystems. Evolution and ecology coverage are combined in Part Four to emphasize the relationship between these two main subject areas. The new, 14th edition is the latest and most exciting revision of a respected introductory biology text written by authors who know how to reach students through engaging writing, interesting issues and applications, and accessible level. Instructors will appreciate the book's scientific accuracy, complete coverage and extensive supplement package.

Basic Biotechnology

Basic Biotechnology
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Author: Colin Ratledge,Bjorn Kristiansen
Pages: 666
ISBN: 9780521840316
Release: 2006-05-25
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Biotechnology is one of the major technologies of the twenty-first century. Its wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary activities include recombinant DNA techniques, cloning and the application of microbiology to the production of goods from bread to antibiotics. In this new edition of the textbook Basic Biotechnology, biology and bioprocessing topics are uniquely combined to provide a complete overview of biotechnology. The fundamental principles that underpin all biotechnology are explained and a full range of examples are discussed to show how these principles are applied; from starting substrate to final product. A distinctive feature of this text are the discussions of the public perception of biotechnology and the business of biotechnology, which set the science in a broader context. This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students of biotechnology and applied microbiology, and for researchers in biotechnology industries.

Writing in Biology

Writing in Biology
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Author: Leslie Roldan,Mary-Lou Pardu
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0199342717
Release: 2016-01-26
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

At once sophisticated and practical, Writing in Biology: A Brief Guide advises students on composing research articles, literature reviews, oral presentations, and other key biology genres. The book gives careful attention to both the governing priciples of audience, purpose, and argument, and the ground rules for style, visual design, and sourcing. Writing in Biology: A Brief Guide is a part of a series of brief, discipline-specific writing guides from Oxford University Press designed for today's writing-intensive college courses. The series is edited by Thomas Deans (University of Connecticut) and Mya Poe (Northeastern University).