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書籍展示期: 2015年7月13日至8月31日




英文資源

Writing for Science and Engineering: Papers, Presentations and Reports

Learning how to communicate research findings clearly and concisely is critical to all postgraduates and this reference is particularly useful for science and engineering students. Arranged in a modular format, written in an easy-to-understand way and supplemented by numerous relevant examples, this reference is a useful self-study guide for students who are serious about pursuing their research career.

This book begins with a detailed discussion on the essential elements of various technical documents (P.17-50). It proceeds to explain how to write an abstract, a summary, and an executive summary (P.53-62). Guidance and tips on how to write a literature review (P.63-74) and how to prepare a sound research proposal are also included (P.75-82).

Furthermore, useful examples on how to write a journal paper (P.83-110), a thesis (P.143-152), and a conference poster are provided (P.153-166).


Scientific Writing 2.0

This book helps students in improving their scientific writings by getting down to the basics. Beginning with a range of writing techniques useful in different science disciplines, the author discusses how to avoid misleading title (P.115-126), how to enhance the coherence between abstract and title (P.139), and how to distinguish the differences between an introduction and an abstract (P.181). The author also provides suggestions on how to write a conclusion effectively (P.242, P236-240).

Using his many years' experience and knowledge in the area, the author concisely summarizes seven important principles in scientific writings in 2 pages (P.186-187).


An Outline of Scientific Writing

Good English writing skills are critical for researchers to disseminate their valuable research findings with a wider audience. Written in modular format, this book aims at helping professional researchers to publish their work.

The book begins with a detailed discussion on sentence patterns, word choice and paragraph structures (P.1-32). It then proceeds to present the technicalities required in good research, including how to provide readers with sufficient details about testing, experimental procedures, materials and methods (P.61-63), how to present results with illustrations and tables (P.63-68), and how to discuss significance of the research findings (P.93-96).


Barron's IELTS Strategies and Tips

This book offers a range of IELTS preparation strategies and tips. It has a comprehensive review of the question types mostly found in the IELTS in listening, reading, writing and speaking modules. It also explains the best strategies for tackling different modules, and provides tips on how to answer test questions quickly and accurately. There are also practice tests for students to apply the recommended strategies and tips.


Barron's IELTS Practice Exams

This book presents full-length practice exams with answers and explanations for IELTS test-takers. It covers both the academic and general modules. The selected passages are of high quality and the explanations are both clear and concise. Students are recommended to study Barron's IELTS Strategies and Tips before attempting practice tests in this reference.




中文資源

寫給初學者的信: 科學論文寫作入門

本書共12章,可分成三部分:第1至3章講述撰寫論文前的準備工作,並以實例說明搜集相關文獻的方法(頁5 - 16);第4至8章闡述論文各段落的寫作須知,對如何鋪陳研究結果的解說尤為詳明(頁61 - 102);第9章至12章則介紹論文圖形製作方法、投稿注意事項(頁149 - 173),以及英文論文寫作技巧。讀者如能通讀全書,當能掌握科學論文的寫作要領。


粵語速成 (初級教材)

本書主要為以普通話作母語的人士編寫,共分為十課,內容涵蓋自我介紹(頁1 - 12)到香港的基本情況(頁123 - 138),切合學習者的現實需要。 每一課先列課文,提供情景對話示例,接着選出其中的難點作解說,最後設相關說話練習,以便學習者鞏固所學。讀者如能同時參閱本中心的 學習資源 ,當能掌握以粵語作日常溝通的基本技巧。


A Shortcut to Cantonese: An Innovative Approach for English and Putonghua Speakers

本書雖然期望讀者對中文有基本認識,不過由於全書內容附有英語翻譯(部分練習除外),是以實堪作為外籍人士學習粵語的入門書。全書包括十個主題,由結交新朋友到在香港遊玩,涵蓋內容足以應付日常生活。讀者如希望了解粵語的基本特徵和常用短語,則可先閱讀正文前的解說(頁iii - xiv)和短語集(頁1 - 5),以明其大概。


從考場到職場

本書專為以英語為母語的人士編寫,全書只採用漢語拼音表達中文內容,減少識讀上的障礙,使學習者能集中鍛煉口語能力。讀者如想深入了解漢語拼音系統,不妨細讀課文前的詳細解釋(頁21 - 65);如希望先掌握基本的會話內容,則可從課文中選取合適的主題,如日常問候(頁71 - 100)和自我介紹(頁101 - 135)等,加以學習。





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