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All scientists need to be skilled writers and researchers. The elements of good writing - clarity, simplicity, accuracy, and organization - are an essential part of success in science. With comprehensive practical help for both students and experienced researchers, Writing for Computer Science:

  • Gives extensive guidance for writing style and editing;
  • Presents sound practice for graphs, figures, and tables;
  • Guides the presentation of mathematics, algorithms and experiments;
  • Shows how to assemble research materials into a technical paper;
  • Offers guidelines and advice on spoken presentations.

This second edition contains across-the-board detailed new material on research methods, the how-to of being a scientist, including:

  • Development of ideas into research programs;
  • Design and evaluation of experiments;
  • How to search for, read, evaluate, and referee other research;
  • Research ethics and the qualities that separate good and bad science.

Written in an accessible style, Writing for Computer Science is not only an introduction to the doing and describing of research, but is a handy reference for working scientists in the computing and mathematical sciences.

Published by Springer, 2004, 280pp. Available in April. Order soon from Amazon.