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  General
Dear Boss

Dear Boss

...there's something you need to know

Peter Sinclair & Ian Swales

Published: 1st January 2008

Need to get more from your boss, but don't know how to ask? Think your boss is unfair, but don't know what to say? This is a business help book, but the tips readily translate into a research lab as well.

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  Academic documents
Aspiring Academics

Aspiring Academics

A resource book for graduate students and early career faculty

Michael Solem, Kenneth Foote, Janice Monk

Published: 1st January 2009

Chapter 11 has some interesting and useful thoughts on GRANT WRITING

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A-Z of Medical Writing

A-Z of Medical Writing

Tim Albert (2000)

A slim book with a simple strategy for publishing papers.

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  Academic papers
Troublesome Words

Troublesome Words

Bill Bryson (2002)

Learning the correct use of words should not be allowed to be this fun.

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Writing research papers across the curriculum

Writing research papers across the curriculum

Susan M Hubbuch (1995)

Steps and strategies to write research papers in many discipines.

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Scientific papers and presentations

Scientific papers and presentations

How to plan, draft, write and finish a doctoral thesis or dissertation

Martha Davis (1997)

Provides protocols and criteria for a wide range of scientific written and spoken communications, including proposals, literature reviews, theses, journal articles, slide presentations and posters.

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How to write research papers: v2

How to write research papers: v2

Sharon Sorenson (2000)

Step-by-step guidance.

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Winning the publications game

Winning the publications game

Tim Albert (2000)

Demystifies the art of creating scientific papers.

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Successful research papers in 12 easy steps

Successful research papers in 12 easy steps

Nell Meriwether (2002)

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Essential guide to writing research papers

Essential guide to writing research papers

Lester and Lester (2002)

A pocket-sized guide.

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MLA handbook for writers of research papers

MLA handbook for writers of research papers

Joseph Gibaldi (2004)

A simple no nonsense guide.

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BBC Style guide

BBC Style guide

The BBC's thorough guide that will help you keep a consistent style when you write in English. It's used by BBC journalists throughtout out the world.

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The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style

William Strunk

A classic guide to the structure of the written English language.

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The A to Z of alternative words

The A to Z of alternative words

The Plain English campaign

The biggest list of smallest words. A free PDF copy is available from the Plain English Campaign.

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  Thesis
Authoring a PhD

Authoring a PhD

How to plan, draft, write and finish a doctoral thesis or dissertation

Patrick Dunleavy (2003)

Sensible advice, though a little wordy in places.

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How to write a thesis

How to write a thesis

Rowena Murray (2002)

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