Punctuation Matters: Advice on Punctuation for Scientific and Technical Writing
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Punctuation Matters: Advice on Punctuation for Scientific and Technical Writing

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ISBN-13:
9780415399814
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.11.2006
Seiten:
145
Autor:
John Kirkman
Gewicht:
299 g
Format:
217x154x17 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
Part 1: Policy 1. Difficulties Caused by Lack of Punctuation 2. The Jobs Done by Punctuation Marks 3. The Relation of Punctuation to Intonation and Stress 4. Is 'Open' or 'Light' Punctuation Enough? 5. How Punctuation Helps Reading 6. Reducing Uncertainty by Punctuating Carefully 7. Absence of Punctuation May Damage Your Credibility 8. Redundancy as Helpful Reinforcement 9. The Lazy Writer's Evasion of Responsibility Part 2: Guidelines 1. Apostrophe 2. Capital Letters 3. Colon 4. Comma 5. Dash (em rule and en rule) 6. Ellipsis Points 7. Exclamation Mark 8. Full Stop 9. Hyphen 10. Inverted Commas (or Quotation Marks) 11. Parentheses (or Brackets) 12. Question Mark 13. Semi-Colon 14. Slash 15. Underlining 16. Variations in Printing: Bold Type and Italic Type Part 3: Appendices Appendix 1: Paragraphing Appendix 2: Word-Division Appendix 3: Differences in punctuation in American English and British English
Gives answers to the queries raised by practitioners in computing, engineering, medicine and science as they grapple with day-to-day tasks in writing and editing. This work states a policy for clear and reliable punctuation; gives a series of alphabetically arranged guidelines; and contains appendices on paragraphing, word-division; and more.