Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Writing for Computer Science” as Want to Read:
Writing for Computer Science
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Writing for Computer Science

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  134 ratings  ·  10 reviews
All researchers need to write or speak about their work, and to have research that is worth presenting. Based on the author's decades of experience as a researcher and advisor, this third edition provides detailed guidance on writing and presentations and a comprehensive introduction to research methods, the how-to of being a successful scientist.

Topics include:
ebook, 3, 284 pages
Published 2014 by Springer-Verlag London (first published December 1st 1997)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Writing for Computer Science, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Writing for Computer Science

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.99  · 
Rating details
 ·  134 ratings  ·  10 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Writing for Computer Science
Rod Hilton
May 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: compsci

As a Computer Science PhD candidate, I was absolutely shocked to see a book like this even exists - it seems so specific, but writing in the Computer Science field is often terrible, and Justin Zobel's book painlessly dissects what makes CS papers so bad, and how to avoid those problems.

The book covers everything, ranging from how to conduct research to how to perform experiments, and, of course, how to actually write the paper. No stone is left unturned, Zobel doles out advice for
Jonathan Schuster
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great overview of not just how to write about computer science research, but also how to do research itself. I wish I had read this book when I first started my PhD so that I had a better view of the overall process.
Freddie Barr-Smith
Game changer, 10/10
Thore Husfeldt
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bravo. This book is comprehensive, clear, useful, concrete, non-trivial, non-dogmatic, and competent. Stellar advice for students and researchers alike. Very useful for an introductory class for academic writing, or to hit thesis students (and colleagues) over the head with.
Max Lybbert
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had expected a book on writing user manuals, developer documentation, or similar documents. Instead, this book focuses on writing ACM-style articles and conference papers. There is material about doing research and refereeing papers as well. I was very happy with the book, and would recommend it to anybody.
David Tedjopurnomo
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Zobel provided a lot of excellent tips and surprising insights into the world of science writing. I recommend going through the book and noting common writing mistakes you have been making or will potentially make in the future.
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zobel explains in much detail what it takes to write for a scientific publication. Even when you don’t want to write a technical paper, the ideas and examples can help you to write more precise and to the point.
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great manual not only on academic writing, but also on refereeing, giving presentations, and doing ethical research. Its packed full of great, actionable advice so even though I'm tagging it #read, it's not leaving my work desk anytime soon. Highly recommended!
Stanislav Vorobyev
An amazingly comprehensive overview on how to describe and present your research, must-read for a novice computer scientist.
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really useful!
rated it it was ok
Aug 28, 2016
Peter Tilke
rated it liked it
Jul 30, 2014
rated it it was amazing
Jan 04, 2011
Jaroslaw Kozlak
rated it it was amazing
Feb 05, 2016
Shyamriti Das
rated it it was amazing
Oct 13, 2017
rated it liked it
Sep 07, 2016
rated it liked it
Feb 15, 2019
Mark Brett
rated it really liked it
Feb 13, 2015
rated it it was amazing
Jan 15, 2019
Yi Huang
rated it really liked it
Dec 27, 2014
rated it did not like it
Dec 10, 2013
rated it it was amazing
Feb 08, 2014
Krishna OI
rated it it was amazing
Oct 15, 2017
rated it it was amazing
Jul 18, 2012
rated it really liked it
Dec 21, 2015
Margaret Martonosi
rated it it was amazing
Jul 17, 2015
rated it liked it
Dec 15, 2015
Jehad Alqurni
rated it it was amazing
Oct 25, 2013
Yuxuan Wang
rated it it was amazing
Aug 28, 2017
rated it it was ok
Feb 04, 2017
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Elements of Style
  • Implementation Patterns
  • Clean Architecture
  • The House of Dolls
  • Enterprise Integration Patterns: Designing, Building, and Deploying Messaging Solutions
  • Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
  • Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture Volume 3: Patterns for Resource Management
  • Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture Volume 4: A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing
  • Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
  • The Philosophy of Style
  • Object-Oriented Software Engineering
  • Slicing Pie Handbook European Union Edition
  • Microservice Patterns
  • Dinosaur Brains: Dealing with All THOSE Impossible People at Work
  • Agile Software Development, Principles, Patterns, and Practices
  • Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software
  • Study Guide to Accompany Operations Management 10e
  • Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers
See similar books…

Goodreads is hiring!

If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.
Learn more »
“Forms of expression that unnecessarily specify gender are widely regarded as sexist. In technical writing, sexist usage is easy to avoid.” 0 likes
More quotes…