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WRITTEN ENGLISH: A GUIDE FOR ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC STUDENTS AND ENGINEERS
Título:
WRITTEN ENGLISH: A GUIDE FOR ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC STUDENTS AND ENGINEERS
Subtítulo:
Autor:
HART, S
Editorial:
CRC PRESS
Año de edición:
2015
ISBN:
978-1-4987-3962-7
Páginas:
200
35,50 €

 

Sinopsis

Features

Covers all aspects of English grammar directly relevant to electrical and electronic engineers
Discusses all aspects of working with numbers and algebra, including correct formatting procedures (both body citations and references)
Addresses vocabulary and stylistic issues that engineers might not be aware of in their own writing, and describes the level of writing expected in the field
Reveals to engineers mistakes that they and their peers often make, and indicates the areas where they should focus their efforts
Offers unique insight into the problems students and academics face on a day-to-day basis when writing in a language that is not their mother tongue
Summary

A research paper or graduate essay demonstrating weak English and poor formatting is likely to be rejected by an editor or marked down by an assessor; but why should these gaps in your English knowledge undermine your subject knowledge and skill as an engineer or student of the discipline?

Written English: A Guide for Electrical and Electronic Students and Engineers is the first resource to work at the sentence level to resolve the English language problems facing international engineering students and scholars. Informed by hundreds of research papers and student essays, this valuable reference:

Covers grammar essentials and key terms in the fields of electrical engineering, electronic engineering, and communication systems
Uses real-world examples to reveal common mistakes and identify critical areas of focus
Provides practical solutions to formatting, vocabulary, and stylistic issues
Written English: A Guide for Electrical and Electronic Students and Engineers equips readers with the necessary knowledge to produce accurate and effective English when writing for engineering.



Table of Contents

GRAMMAR

Nouns
Noun formation
Countable and uncountable nouns
Compounds

Articles
The definite article
The indefinite and zero articles
Proper nouns
Fixed phrases
Omitting the article
Example errors

Pronouns and quantifiers
Personal pronouns
The ´of´ phrase
Example errors

Subject/verb agreement
Identifying the subject
Using two subjects
Singular or plural form?
Words of quantity
Uncountable nouns

Verbals
Choosing the -ing form
Present and past participles
Choosing the infinitive
Selected samples

The verb 'to be'
Confusion with ´being´
Confusion between has been / was

Modal verbs
Golden rule
Questions

Phrasal verbs
A few examples
Position of the particle
Types of errors

Adjectives and adverbs
Adjective / adverb comparisons
Adverb placement
Comparatives and superlatives
The past participle
Excessive adjectives
Example errors

Prepositions
Prepositional phrases (at, to, with, of, by, for, on, in)

Clauses
Types of clause
Conjunctions
Conditional clauses
Comparative construction
Only
Example errors

Prefixes
Forms and errors
Hyphens and prefixes

STYLE AND PUNCTUATION

Style: Clarity and brevity
Redundant and unnecessary terms
Position of the subject
Of
Conjunctions
Using lists

Style: Voice and verb choice
Tense
Merits of both voices
Nominalization
Verb strength

Tense
Changing tenses
Tense selection
Future events

Time and duration
Opening statements
Time expressions

Titles
Titles of the paper
Titles of chapters and figures

Spelling form
Differences between AE and BE

Capitalization
General principles

Colons, parentheses, dashes
Colons and semicolons
Horizontal lines
Parentheses
Apostrophes

DATA AND REFERENCING

Figures and tables
Using figures
Using tables
Permissions
The grammar of figures and tables

Numbers and units
SI units
Punctuation and spacing
Style
Position of the number
Percentages
Errors

Equations
Formatting
Terminology
Further suggestions
Example errors

Referencing
The number system
Reference list (bibliography)

A-Z LIST OF ERRORS

Absorption - commutate
Compete - efficient
Electrical - lack
Lifetime - rely
Resonance - strengths and weaknesses
Survey - worth

INDEX