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Academic Writing [electronic resource] : A Handbook for International Students

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780415595803Publication details: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2011.Edition: 3rd edISBN:
  • 9780203831656
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: No title; Print version:: Academic Writing : A Handbook for International StudentsDDC classification:
  • 808.0428 808.0428
LOC classification:
  • PE1413.B28 2011
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Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction for teachers; Introduction for students; Academic writing quiz; Part 1: The writing process; Chapter 1.1: Background to writing; Chapter 1.2 A: Reading: finding suitable sources; Chapter 1.2 B: Reading: developing critical approaches; Chapter 1.3: Avoiding plagiarism; Chapter 1.4: From understanding titles to planning; Chapter 1.5: Finding key points and note-making; Chapter 1.6: Paraphrasing; Chapter 1.7: Summarising; Chapter 1.8: References and quotations; Chapter 1.9: Combining sources
Chapter 1.10: Organising paragraphsChapter 1.11: Introductions and conclusions; Chapter 1.12: Re-writing and proof-reading; Part 2: Elements of writing; Chapter 2.1: Argument and discussion; Chapter 2.2: Cause and effect; Chapter 2.3: Cohesion; Chapter 2.4: Comparisons; Chapter 2.5: Definitions; Chapter 2.6: Examples; Chapter 2.7: Generalisations; Chapter 2.8: Numbers; Chapter 2.9: Problems and solutions; Chapter 2.10: Style; Chapter 2.11: Visual information; Chapter 2.12: Working in groups; Part 3: Accuracy in writing; Chapter 3.1: Abbreviations; Chapter 3.2: Academic vocabulary
Chapter 3.3: ArticlesChapter 3.4: Caution; Chapter 3.5: Conjunctions; Chapter 3.6: Nouns and adjectives; Chapter 3.7: Prefixes and suffixes; Chapter 3.8: Prepositions; Chapter 3.9: Punctuation; Chapter 3.10: Singular or plural?; Chapter 3.11: Synonyms; Chapter 3.12: Time words; Chapter 3.13: Verbs - passives; Chapter 3.14: Verbs of reference; Chapter 3.15: Verbs - tenses; Part 4: Writing models; Chapter 4.1: Formal letters and emails; Chapter 4.2: Writing CVs; Chapter 4.3: Reports, case studies and literature reviews; Chapter 4.4: Designing and reporting surveys
Chapter 4.5: Writing longer essaysSelf-assessment exercises; Glossary of terms used to discuss academic writing; Index
Summary: 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-s
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Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction for teachers; Introduction for students; Academic writing quiz; Part 1: The writing process; Chapter 1.1: Background to writing; Chapter 1.2 A: Reading: finding suitable sources; Chapter 1.2 B: Reading: developing critical approaches; Chapter 1.3: Avoiding plagiarism; Chapter 1.4: From understanding titles to planning; Chapter 1.5: Finding key points and note-making; Chapter 1.6: Paraphrasing; Chapter 1.7: Summarising; Chapter 1.8: References and quotations; Chapter 1.9: Combining sources

Chapter 1.10: Organising paragraphsChapter 1.11: Introductions and conclusions; Chapter 1.12: Re-writing and proof-reading; Part 2: Elements of writing; Chapter 2.1: Argument and discussion; Chapter 2.2: Cause and effect; Chapter 2.3: Cohesion; Chapter 2.4: Comparisons; Chapter 2.5: Definitions; Chapter 2.6: Examples; Chapter 2.7: Generalisations; Chapter 2.8: Numbers; Chapter 2.9: Problems and solutions; Chapter 2.10: Style; Chapter 2.11: Visual information; Chapter 2.12: Working in groups; Part 3: Accuracy in writing; Chapter 3.1: Abbreviations; Chapter 3.2: Academic vocabulary

Chapter 3.3: ArticlesChapter 3.4: Caution; Chapter 3.5: Conjunctions; Chapter 3.6: Nouns and adjectives; Chapter 3.7: Prefixes and suffixes; Chapter 3.8: Prepositions; Chapter 3.9: Punctuation; Chapter 3.10: Singular or plural?; Chapter 3.11: Synonyms; Chapter 3.12: Time words; Chapter 3.13: Verbs - passives; Chapter 3.14: Verbs of reference; Chapter 3.15: Verbs - tenses; Part 4: Writing models; Chapter 4.1: Formal letters and emails; Chapter 4.2: Writing CVs; Chapter 4.3: Reports, case studies and literature reviews; Chapter 4.4: Designing and reporting surveys

Chapter 4.5: Writing longer essaysSelf-assessment exercises; Glossary of terms used to discuss academic writing; Index

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-s