Tips and Resources for Writing Computer Science Papers
- Writing for
Computer Science, by Justin Zobel, 2004.
Elements of Style. William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White. Macmillan
Publishing Co., New York, 1979. This is an amazing little book that
you can read in a few hours. Your writing style will never be the same
afterwards. This $8 book is the best investment you can ever make.
in Writing. Lyn Dupre', (2nd ed.) This book expands on
Strunk&White. It has more examples, and was written by an author who edited
numerous technical publications, many of which were in computer science.
Chicago Manual of Style, Univ. of Chicago Press. This is the bible for
American academic style.
Handbok for Scholars by Mary Claire van Leunen; Alfred Knopf, Publisher.
The Science of Scientific Writing, George D. Gopen and Judith
A. Swan, In American Scientist, Vol. 78, No. 6 (Nov-Dec, 1990),
pp. 550-558. This is a useful article that teaches scientists how to write
single sentences and paragraphs.
(contributed by Erez Zadok)