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By Robert E. Berger

ISBN-10: 1118832523

ISBN-13: 9781118832523

A clinical method of WRITING

Technical rules should be reliable or maybe groundbreaking, but when those rules can't be in actual fact communicated, reviewers of technical documents—e.g., proposals for examine investment, articles submitted to clinical journals, and enterprise plans to commercialize technology—are prone to reject the argument for advancing those ideas.

The challenge is that many engineers and scientists, completely happy with the common sense and rules of arithmetic and technology, deal with writing as though it possesses none of those attributes. The absence of a scientific framework for writing frequently leads to sentences which are tricky to stick to or arguments that go away reviewers scratching their heads.

This e-book fixes that challenge by means of featuring a “scientific” method of writing that mirrors the sensibilities of scientists and engineers, an technique in line with an easily-discernable set of ideas. instead of only pointing out ideas for English grammar and composition, this booklet explains the explanations in the back of those ideas and exhibits that strong purposes can advisor each writing decision.

This source can be well matched for the transforming into variety of scientists and engineers within the U.S. and in different places who communicate English as a moment language, in addition to for somebody else who simply desires to be understood.

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Participle Phrase] , [Core] 1. Using power plant flue gases as a source of carbon dioxide, this project will develop a microalgae-based carbon sequestration technology. [58] 2.

When adding qualifiers to a sentence, three factors must be considered: (1) the need for punctuation, (2) the position of the qualifier within the sentence, and (3) the type of qualifier. Each of these factors in turn will be considered. The Need for Punctuation Let’s look at the first sample sentence again, with the qualifiers underlined: As the surface temperature of the coolant increases, the control system slows the operation of the power electronic devices, in order that the safe operating temperature of the silicon semiconductor material is not exceeded.

3 General Rule for Punctuating Subordinate Clauses Having found that the same rule is applicable for both that and which clauses and for adverb (or adjective) clauses, a general rule can be formulated: General Rule for Punctuating Subordinate Clauses Commas are not used to separate subordinate clauses used as qualifiers when they are essential to the meaning of the core of the sentence—that is, when the qualifier restricts and/or is closely related to the core. Commas are needed when the qualifier is less essential or more loosely related to the core—that is, when the qualifier appears to be more of a “by the way” type of remark.

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