What follows are links to excerpts from Joe Schall's Style for Students: Effective Writing in Science and Engineering, published by Burgess International, copyright Joe Schall, 1995. If you are interested in purchasing the entire manual, which includes nearly 200 pages of stylistic advice on everything from grammar fundamentals to writing your resume, you can do so through any bookstore for about $13. Any questions or comments can be directed to the author at

Essays and Term Papers

Sound Paragraphing

Using Active Verbs

Equations, Figures, and Tables

Citing Sources Effectively