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Author Bailey, Stephen.

Title Academic Writing : a Handbook for International Students
Edition Fourth edition
Published Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (305 pages)
Contents Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction for Teachers -- Introduction for Students -- Academic Writing Quiz -- Part 1 The Writing Process -- 1.1 Background to Writing -- The purpose of academic writing -- Common types of academic writing -- The format of long and short writing tasks -- The features of academic writing -- Some other common text features -- Simple and longer sentences -- Writing in paragraphs -- 1.2 Reading: Finding Suitable Sources -- Academic texts -- Types of text -- Using reading lists -- Using library catalogues
Essay length -- Outlines -- 1.6 Finding Key Points and Note-making -- Finding key points -- Finding relevant points -- Why make notes? -- Note-making methods -- Effective note-making -- 1.7 Summarising and Paraphrasing -- What makes a good summary? -- Stages of summarising -- Paraphrasing -- Techniques for paraphrasing -- 1.8 References and Quotations -- Why use references? -- Citations and references -- Reference verbs -- Reference systems -- Using quotations -- Abbreviations in citations -- Secondary references -- Organising the list of references -- 1.9 Combining Sources -- Mentioning sources
Taking a critical approach -- Combining three sources -- 1.10 Organising Paragraphs -- Paragraph structure -- Example paragraph -- Development of ideas -- Introducing paragraphs and linking them together -- 1.11 Introductions and Conclusions -- Introduction contents -- Introduction structure -- Opening sentences -- Conclusions -- 1.12 Rewriting and Proofreading -- Rewriting -- Proofreading -- Part 2 Elements of Writing -- 2.1 Argument and Discussion -- Discussion vocabulary -- Organisation -- The language of discussion -- Counterarguments -- Providing evidence -- 2.2 Cause and Effect
The language of cause and effect -- 2.3 Cohesion -- Reference words -- Preventing confusion -- 2.4 Comparisons -- Comparison structures -- Forms of comparison -- Using superlatives (e.g. the largest/smallest) -- 2.5 Definite Articles -- Use of articles -- Using definite articles -- 2.6 Definitions -- Simple definitions -- Complex definitions -- 2.7 Examples -- Using examples -- Phrases to introduce examples -- Restatement -- 2.8 Generalisations -- Using generalisations -- Structure -- Building on generalisations -- 2.9 Passives -- Active and passive -- Structure -- Using adverbs
Using library websites to search electronic resources -- 1.3 Reading: Developing Critical Approaches -- Reading methods -- Titles, sub-titles and text features -- Reading abstracts -- Fact and opinion -- Assessing internet sources critically -- Critical thinking -- 1.4 Avoiding Plagiarism -- What is plagiarism? -- Acknowledging sources -- Degrees of plagiarism -- Avoiding plagiarism by summarising and paraphrasing -- Avoiding plagiarism by developing good study habits -- Research -- 1.5 From Understanding Titles to Planning -- The planning process -- Analysing essay titles -- Brainstorming
Summary Most international students need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework, but writing good academic English is one of the most demanding tasks students face. This new, fourth edition of Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students has been completely revised to help students reach this goal. The four main parts of Academic Writing are:The writing process Elements of writing Vocabulary for writing Writing models Each part is divided into short units which contain examples, explanations and exercises, for use in the classroom or for self-study. The units are clearly organised to allow teachers and students find the help they need with writing tasks, while cross-referencing allows easy access to relevant sections. In the first part, each stage of the writing process is demonstrated and practised, from selecting suitable sources, reading, note-making and planning through to re-writing and proof-reading. The fourth edition of this popular course builds on the success of the earlier editions, and has a special focus on the vital topic of academic vocabulary in part three, Vocabulary for Writing. Part three deals with areas such as nouns and adjectives, adverbs and verbs, synonyms, prefixes and prepositions, in an academic context. More key features of the book include:All elements of writing are clearly explained, with a full glossary for referenceModels provided for all types of academic texts: essays, reports, reviews and case-studiesFull range of practice exercises, with answer key includedUse of authentic academic textsA companion website offers further practice with a range of additional exercisesFully updated, with sections on finding electronic sources and evaluating internet materialAll international students wanting to maximise their academic potential will find this practical and easy-to-use book an invaluable guide to
Writing in English for their degree courses
Notes 2.10 Problems and Solutions
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Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
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ISBN 1317668022