What is Good Academic Writing

What is Good Academic Writing

This volume asks what good writing is within specific disciplines, focussing on student work.

Author: Melinda Whong

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1350110388

Category: Education

Page: 224

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The field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) developed to address the needs of students whose mother tongue is not English. However, the linguistic competence required to achieve academic success at any university where English is the medium of instruction is a challenge for all students. While there are linguistic features common to academic literacy as a general genre, closer investigation reveals significant differences from one academic field to another. This volume asks what good writing is within specific disciplines, focussing on student work. Each chapter provides key insights by EAP professionals, based on their research in which they bring together analysis of student writing and interviews with subject specialists and markers who determine what 'good writing' is in their discipline. The volume includes chapters on established disciplines which have had less attention in the EAP and academic writing literature to date, including music, formal linguistics, and dentistry, as well as new and growing fields of study such as new media.
Categories: Education

Brilliant Academic Writing

Brilliant Academic Writing

This book will give the reader a sound grounding on what the whole business of academic writing is about, and will provide instantaneous, easily accessible answers to specific questions on all of the most important areas of academic writing ...

Author: Bill Kirton

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 9780273775164

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 456

Write Brilliantly at university - whatever your course! An accessible, attractive guide to the most important academic writing skills a student needs to wite successfully for any purpose on any course, whether it be essays, assignments, reports, reflective writing, exam questions, research reports, literature reviews - any type of academic writing, on any course. This book will give the reader a sound grounding on what the whole business of academic writing is about, and will provide instantaneous, easily accessible answers to specific questions on all of the most important areas of academic writing.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Academic Writing

Academic Writing

Most international students need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework. Yet writing good academic English is a demanding task. This new edition of Academic Writing has been fully revised to help students reach this goal.

Author: Stephen Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136830839

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 650

Most international students need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework. Yet writing good academic English is a demanding task. This new edition of Academic Writing has been fully revised to help students reach this goal. Clearly organised, the course explains the writing process from start to finish. Each stage is demonstrated and practised, from selecting suitable sources, reading, note-making and planning through to re-writing and proofreading. The book is divided into short sections which contain examples, explanations and exercises for use in the classroom or self-study. Cross-references allow easy access to relevant sections, and a full answer key is included. The 3rd edition has been developed in response to suggestions from both students and teachers. Featuring a new website, there is increased coverage of plagiarism, argument, cause and effect, comparison, definitions and academic style. Different forms of writing, including reports and literature reviews, are also covered. All international students wanting to maximise their academic potential will find this easy-to-use, practical book a valuable guide to writing in English for their degree courses. You can follow Stephen's blog at the following address: http://academicwrite.blogspot.co.uk/
Categories: Education

The Essentials of Academic Writing

The Essentials of Academic Writing

Provides: thorough coverage of the most important phases of academic writing-- from planning and research through revising and proofreading; five carefully annotated academic essays by students and well-known authors as models of narrative, ...

Author: Derek Soles

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 0618215999

Category: Education

Page: 347

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Provides: thorough coverage of the most important phases of academic writing-- from planning and research through revising and proofreading; five carefully annotated academic essays by students and well-known authors as models of narrative, expository, and argumentative writing; and thirteen additional sample essays, both student and professional, and an engaging case study of a student research paper.
Categories: Education

Academic Writing Skills for International Students

Academic Writing Skills for International Students

This user-friendly guide features examples of student writing and exercises throughout and will help you to develop your academic writing skills so that you can achieve the best possible marks.

Author: Siew Hean Read

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781352003765

Category: Academic writing

Page: 223

View: 270

This user-friendly guide features examples of student writing and exercises throughout and will help you to develop your academic writing skills so that you can achieve the best possible marks. This engaging guide will equip students who are non-native speakers of English with the tools and confidence to respond effectively and appropriately to written assignments at university. It supports students in the development of essential writing skills, such as structuring paragraphs and building an argument, and provides practical guidance on adhering to the conventions of academic writing. It guides students systematically through a series of text analyses which bring out key linguistic and rhetorical features, making complex textual issues manageable and understandable for learners of all abilities. This is an ideal self-study aid for non-native English speakers, both on pre-sessional language courses and on degree programmes, who need to get to grips with the conventions of academic writing.
Categories: Academic writing

Academic Writing and Grammar for Students

Academic Writing and Grammar for Students

This new edition also includes separate chapters on critical thinking and referencing, exploring each topic in more detail, and learning outcomes in every chapter, so you can identify what new skills you’ll take away.

Author: Alex Osmond

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473947184

Category:

Page: 216

View: 384

Available as an E-Inspection Copy! Go here to order Grappling with grammar? Struggling with punctuation? Whether you're writing an essay or assignment, report or dissertation, this useful guide shows you how to improve the quality of your work at university – fast – by identifying and using the correct use of English grammar and punctuation in your academic writing. Using tried and tested advice from student workshops, Alex Osmond shares practical examples that illustrate common mistakes, and shows you how to avoid them. You’ll also discover guidance on: Writing structure – the what and how of crafting sentences and paragraphs Conciseness – how to express your point succinctly and clearly, showing you understand the topic Effective proofreading – the importance of the final ‘tidy up’, so your work is ready to hand in Referencing – common systems, and how to reference consistently (and avoid plagiarism). This new edition also includes separate chapters on critical thinking and referencing, exploring each topic in more detail, and learning outcomes in every chapter, so you can identify what new skills you’ll take away. Personal tips and advice direct from Alex Osmond For access to additional resources and one-to-one advice from Alex, 'like' his Facebook page Academic Writing and Grammar for Students. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
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Writing and Identity

Writing and Identity

The main part of the book is based on a collaborative research project about writing and identity with mature-age students, providing: - a case study of one writer's dilemmas over the presentation of self;- a discussion of the way in which ...

Author: Roz Ivani?

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027217974

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 373

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Writing is not just about conveying 'content' but also about the representation of self. (One of the reasons people find writing difficult is that they do not feel comfortable with the 'me' they are portraying in their writing. Academic writing in particular often poses a conflict of identity for students in higher education, because the 'self' which is inscribed in academic discourse feels alien to them.)The main claim of this book is that writing is an act of identity in which people align themselves with socio-culturally shaped subject positions, and thereby play their part in reproducing or challenging dominant practices and discourses, and the values, beliefs and interests which they embody. The first part of the book reviews recent understandings of social identity, of the discoursal construction of identity, of literacy and identity, and of issues of identity in research on academic writing. The main part of the book is based on a collaborative research project about writing and identity with mature-age students, providing: - a case study of one writer's dilemmas over the presentation of self;- a discussion of the way in which writers' life histories shape their presentation of self in writing;- an interview-based study of issues of ownership, and of accommodation and resistance to conventions for the presentation of self;- linguistic analysis of the ways in which multiple, often contradictory, interests, values, beliefs and practices are inscribed in discourse conventions, which set up a range of possibilities for self-hood for writers.The book ends with implications of the study for research on writing and identity, and for the learning and teaching of academic writing.The book will be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of social identity, literacy, discourse analysis, rhetoric and composition studies, and to all those concerned to understand what is involved in academic writing in order to provide wider access to higher education.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Structures and Strategies

Structures and Strategies

A text which provides an introduction to academic writing.

Author: Lloyd Davis

Publisher: Macmillan Education AU

ISBN: 0732929296

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 237

View: 407

A text which provides an introduction to academic writing. Offers a semester-length course that builds and refines university and college students abilities in writing and research skills. Comprises explanations of concepts and genres and contains a range of exercises and essay topics to develop and explore these ideas. Contains examples of model texts for class discussion and analysis as well as a chapter on accessing computer-based catalogues and indexes for research. Includes an index. The authors are lecturers in the fields of cultural studies, communication and English at the University of Qld. Also available in hardback.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Analysing Academic Writing

Analysing Academic Writing

This volume covers the writing not only of native speakers of the language in which they are being taught, but also that of those to whom the language of pedagogy is secondary. Australian editors.

Author: Louise Ravelli

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826488021

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 279

View: 474

This volume covers the writing not only of native speakers of the language in which they are being taught, but also that of those to whom the language of pedagogy is secondary. Australian editors.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Academic Writing for International Students of Business

Academic Writing for International Students of Business

International students of Business or Economics often need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework, and this new, second edition of Academic Writing for International Students of Business has been completely revised and updated ...

Author: Stephen Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317666424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 576

International students of Business or Economics often need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework, and this new, second edition of Academic Writing for International Students of Business has been completely revised and updated to help them succeed with these tasks. This book explains the academic writing process from start to finish, and practises all the key writing skills in the context of Business Studies. The book can be used either with a teacher or for self-study, and is clearly organised into four parts, with each divided into short units that contain examples, explanations and exercises for use in the classroom or for self-study: The Writing Process, from assessing sources to proofreading Elements of Writing, practising skills such as making comparisons Vocabulary for Writing, dealing with areas such as nouns and adjectives, adverbs and verbs, synonyms, prefixes and prepositions, in an academic context Writing Models, illustrating case studies, reports, longer essays and other key genres This is an up-to-date book that reflects the interests and issues of contemporary Business Studies, with revised exercises, updated reading texts and a new glossary to ensure accessibility and maximise usability. Students wanting to expand their academic potential will find this practical and easy-to-use book an invaluable guide to writing in English for their degree courses, and it will also help students planning a career with international companies or organisations, where proficiency in written English is a key skill. All aspects of writing clearly explained, with full glossary for reference Full range of practice exercises, with answer key included Use of authentic academic texts Fully updated, with sections on finding electronic sources and evaluating internet material
Categories: Business & Economics

Academic Writing Third Edition

Academic Writing  Third Edition

New to this edition are materials for instructors that include full-length research papers, PowerPoint slides, an exam bank, and ideas for study.

Author: Steven C. Roe

Publisher: Canadian Scholars

ISBN: 9781773380407

Category: Reference

Page: 346

View: 383

Now in its third edition, Academic Writing offers a succinct and practical introduction to the development of research papers across the disciplines. Structured around contemporary genre theory, which establishes the importance of context for effective communication, the text describes the writing process step by step, including how to formulate a topic; gather and properly document sources; develop strong proposals, introductions, core paragraphs, and conclusions; and refine the final draft. Additionally, readers will observe the progress and thought processes of Jenna, a first-year student, as she crafts her own paper. New to this edition are materials for instructors that include full-length research papers, PowerPoint slides, an exam bank, and ideas for study. Rich with such pedagogical features as chapter learning objectives, annotated passages that illustrate aspects of academic style, and a glossary, Academic Writing is a must-have textbook for students developing their research and writing skills.
Categories: Reference

Effective Academic Writing

Effective Academic Writing

The book explains four highly valued essay types which university students are expected to write. These are information reports, explanations, expositions and discussions.

Author: Elizabeth Thomson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1921586613

Category: Academic writing

Page: 147

View: 690

"Effective Academic Writing is a workbook for university students who are keen to understand and improve their academic writing skills. It provides students and teachers with a framework for understanding writing and offers many useful writing activities at sentence, paragraph and essay level for learning and teaching. The book explains four highly valued essay types which university students are expected to write. These are information reports, explanations, expositions and discussions. In addition, managing essay questions, citations and evidence are also addressed and practised."--Publisher.
Categories: Academic writing

Practical Academic Essay Writing Skills

Practical Academic Essay Writing Skills

This book will help you produce consistent results and grades for your assignments and essays. With 5 years TESOL experience in practical English essay writing, the author has managed to make himself clearly understood by his students.

Author: Stephen E. Dew

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329184541

Category: Education

Page:

View: 547

“Practical Academic Essay Writing Skills: An International ESL Students Essay Writing Handbook” is the second book in a series on Academic Writing Skills. The book was written for non-English speaking International ESL Students to gain university entrance, but by no means only for ESL students wanting to learn English academic writing. This practical guide can also be used by anyone such as a high-school student, an undergraduate or graduate student, or even a mature age student wishing to understand more about English academic essay writing. This book will help you produce consistent results and grades for your assignments and essays. With 5 years TESOL experience in practical English essay writing, the author has managed to make himself clearly understood by his students. This short but concise academic writing skills guide will teach you good academic writing skills. It is ideal for the International ESL Student. Write you way to a BA with the Academic Writing Skills series.
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Discoveries in Academic Writing

Discoveries in Academic Writing

This book is designed to prepare nonnative speakers to develop and organize effective English academic essays.

Author: Barbara Harris Leonhard

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: UVA:X004791527

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 258

View: 826

[This book] is a composition and grammar book designed for high-intermediate to advanced nonnative speakers at the pre-freshman composition level who are studying in intensive English programs or enrolled in non-credit composition courses at a college or university in the U.S. or Canada. Nonnative speakers in a high school level advanced ESL college-preparatory English class would also benefit from this book ... Because the target audience is nonnative speakers, the book addresses the requirements for English academic writing from a cultural perspective ... This book is designed to prepare nonnative speakers to develop and organize effective English academic essays. The rhetorical patterns that are covered include exemplification, classification, narration, process, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect. The book contains the following topics: critical-thinking skills; the process and product approach; the peer review process; sentence organization; study skills and aids; journal entries and writing assignments.-Pref.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Academic Writing and Referencing for your Policing Degree

Academic Writing and Referencing for your Policing Degree

If you are embarking on a university criminology, policing or other law enforcement professional degree, the books in this series will help you acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and strategies you need to achieve your goals.

Author: Jane Bottomley

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781913063436

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 333

If you are embarking on a university criminology, policing or other law enforcement professional degree, the books in this series will help you acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and strategies you need to achieve your goals. They provide support in all areas important for university study, including institutional and disciplinary policy and practice, self-management, and research and communication. Tasks and activities are designed to foster aspects of learning which are valued in higher education, including learner autonomy and critical thinking, and to guide you towards reflective practice in your study and work life. Academic Writing and Referencing for your Policing Degree provides you with a sound knowledge and understanding of: what constitutes good academic writing in policing a range of strategies for writing successful essays and reports the importance of clarity and coherence in your writing about policing how to improve your academic style, grammar and punctuation, and formatting and presentation referencing conventions in the field of policing, and of how to avoid plagiarism.
Categories: Political Science

Phraseology in English Academic Writing

Phraseology in English Academic Writing

This study examines the use of prefabricated language (conventional lexical collocations) in the production of native and non-native writers of English.

Author: Peter Andrew Howarth

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110937923

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

View: 472

This study examines the use of prefabricated language (conventional lexical collocations) in the production of native and non-native writers of English. It first develops a framework for the description of restricted collocations and then reviews experimental research into the psycholinguistic processing of prefabricated language. Computer-based corpora of native and advanced non-native academic writing are analysed to discover to what extent and how such collocations are used in formal written English. Pedagogical implications are then considered, and the final part of the study examines the selection and presentation of restricted collocations in general and phraseological dictionaries for learners. The conclusion suggests that advanced learners need specialist collocational dictionaries, and the results of this research help to establish principles for the design of such dictionaries.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Quick Fix Guide to Academic Writing

The Quick Fix Guide to Academic Writing

Save time and improve your grades, with this essential quick fix guide! The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels.

Author: Phillip C. Shon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526426901

Category:

Page: 152

View: 252

Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here Whether you’re writing a paper, essay, assignment, or dissertation, this short and punchy book helps you improve your writing skills through minimal effort. Providing you with a quick set of writing rules to follow, this tried and tested guide uses a unique and easy to follow grid-based system. Packed with advice on understanding (big and little) common errors made in academic writing, it helps you identify patterns in your own writing and demonstrates how to reshape or re-evaluate them - and raise your writing game in any academic context. How-to tutorials include: Synthesizing and critiquing literature – and using your coding sheet to develop critical arguments Shaping abstracts, introductions, discussions, and conclusions – to improve the logic and structure of your writing Applying lessons-learned to future projects, whatever format of academic writing. Save time and improve your grades, with this essential quick fix guide! SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
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A Student s Guide to Academic Writing

A Student s Guide to Academic Writing

To purchase MyWritingLab, please visit www.mywritinglab.com, or you can purchase a package of the physical text and MyWritingLab by searching for ISBN 10: 013398284X / ISBN 13: 9780133982848.

Author: Michael O'Brien Moran

Publisher:

ISBN: 0133952185

Category:

Page:

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Note: If you are purchasing¿an¿electronic version, MyWritingLab does not come automatically packaged with it. To purchase MyWritingLab, please visit www.mywritinglab.com, or you can purchase a package of the physical text and MyWritingLab by searching for ISBN 10: 013398284X / ISBN 13: 9780133982848. A Student's Guide to Academic Writing assists college and university students as they learn to write an academic essay in a new writing environment. Placing an emphasis on decision making and problem solving, the authors teach students to identify the writing purpose, the audience, and the decisions they need to make to both fulfill the writing purpose and satisfy the intended audience. This unique approach empowers students by teaching them the skills necessary to make effective decisions about their own writing and thus become more effective writers.
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Academic Writing Skills 1 Teacher s Manual

Academic Writing Skills 1 Teacher s Manual

A three-volume essay writing course for students in American English.

Author: Peter Chin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107642935

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 64

View: 617

A three-volume essay writing course for students in American English. Academic Writing Skills 1 takes students through a step-by-step process from writing a paragraph to essays. It is appropriate for students new to academic writing who need general training in essay writing skills.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Academic Writing in a Second Language

Academic Writing in a Second Language

Exploring research and pedagogy on second language writing, this volume focuses on issues concerning policy decisions affecting foreign students.

Author: Diane Dewhurst Belcher

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 156750115X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

View: 129

Exploring research and pedagogy on second language writing, this volume focuses on issues concerning policy decisions affecting foreign students.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines