Provides immediate help for anyone preparing a biomedical paper by givin specific advice on organizing the components of the paper, effective writing techniques, writing an effective results sections, documentation issues, sentence structure and much more. The new edition includes new examples from the current literature including many involving molecular biology, expanded exercises at the end of the book, revised explanations on linking key terms, transition clauses, uses of subheads, and emphases. If you plan to do any medical writing, read this book first and get an immediate advantage.
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Preface. Credits. The Goal: Clear Writing. Section I: The Building Blocks of Writing. Chapter 1: Word Choice. Chapter 2: Sentence Structure. Chapter 3: Paragraph Structure. Section II: The Text of the Biomedical Research Paper. Chapter 4: The Introduction. Chapter 5: Materials and Methods. Chapter 6: Results. Chapter 7: Discussion. Section III: Supporting Information. Chapter 8: Figures and Tables. Chapter 9: References. Section IV: The Overview. Chapter 10: The Abstract. Chapter 11: The Title. Chapter 12: The Big Picture. Reaching the Goal: Suggestions for Writing. Revisions of Exercises. Literature Cited. Index.