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Montgomery, Scott L.. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003. xi, 228 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Language: English, Database: GEORGIA STATE UNIV’s Catalog

The author is writing a summary of the “the Chicago Guide to Communicating Science” publication, 2003
By: Gotta, Alexander W. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association. 8/27/2003,

The author is appealing to other writers and scientist to use this book as a guide to scientific publications.  The article argues writing scientific research papers can be favorable if the guidelines from the book adhere.  The book has a broad scope of appeal because any novice to a professor can use the information specific genre.

Basic techniques for developing a style can be long and arduous.  By using Scott’s suggested method, find papers, books, or even chapters you like.  Study the examples carefully and imitate the authors style.  He argues individual style be developed with time and practice.

The article discusses how to prepare an oral presentation and media online communication for reporting. Website development as an outlet for electronic display is discussed in detail.  Republication of materials using the internet as a 2nd tear for readers.  Categorization of the web files for search engine query is part of internet journal publishing.

Web publishing easily does reader response tabulation, and opportunities to build a fan base are revealed in Blogs.  Responders like reporters and media critiques use guidelines that extend to paperback, video, and web-published materials.

The author introduces Hancock for credibility support.  Elise Hancock is formerly editor of “Johns Hopkins Magazine”, 1996.  The article contained little information to garner credibility to the article. Hancock went back to school for a second mater’s degree and is now a licensed acupuncturist.

The conclusion is padded with nonsensical information bout the author’s “superfluous personal information contained in the preface of the book.  The style is disconcerting, and the information is hurled at the reader, preceded by bold load type to assure the reader does not lose consciousness before the following passage.

The book is of high value; it offers useful guidelines for finding ideas and being self-informed, revealed in the topics discussed.

I found some typographic mistakes in the text.  The sentences in question are listed below.

3rd pp
The author is not a pedant, burdening readers with arcane rules of grammar. His approach is simple and workable: for the neophyte, find papers or book chapters you like, then study and imitate the style of their authors. ( the second sentence is long and should be a list of elements)

4th pp
The scientist must also present work orally, and, here, too, this book is valuable. (the verb and is misplaced or not necessary)

6th pp
Equally as daunting as Montgomery’s task of helping scientists communicate findings to colleagues, Elise Hancock, in Ideas Into Words, seeks to lead the nonscientist writer to a career of explaining scientific achievement to the public. (introduces a publication without proper quotation, citation)