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Academic Writing : A Handbook for International Students - Stephen Bailey

Academic Writing

A Handbook for International Students


Published: 10th March 2006
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Writing essays and dissertations can be a major concern for overseas students studying at English-medium colleges and universities, as most courses are assessed by written work. Academic Writing is a new kind of writing course for all international students who have to write coursework or exams in English. This practical book thoroughly explains the writing process and covers all the key writing skills.

Clearly organized into four parts, this new edition of Academic Writing allows both teachers and students to quickly find the help they need with all writing tasks. Each part is split into short sections containing explanations, diagrams and practice exercises, for use in the classroom or self-study.

The text is complemented with cross-references and answers are provided to all of the exercises. Various writing models, such as CVs, letters and essays, are included.

* Explains the writing process from understanding the title to proofreading
* Covers key writing skills such as referencing and paraphrasing
* Contains 20 units on accuracy in writing
* Adaptable for both long and short courses

Part 1:Elements of Writing 1. Cause and effect 2. Cohesion 3. Comparisons 4. Definitions 5. Discussion 6. Examples 7. Generalisations 8. Numbers 9. References and quotations 10. Style 11. Synonyms 12. Visual Information Part 3: Accuracy in Writing 1. Abbreviations 2. Adverbs 3. Articles 4. Caution 5. Conjunctions 6. Formality in verbs 7. Modal verbs 8. Nationality language 9. Nouns and adjectives 10. Nouns: countable and uncountable 11. Passives 12. Prefixes and suffixes 13. Prepositions 14. Prepositions after verbs 15. Punctuation 16. Referring verbs 17. Relative pronouns 18. Singular/plural / The Writing Process 1. Background to writing 2. Developing plans from titles 3. Evaluating a text 4. Understanding purpose and register 5. Selecting key points 6. Note-making 7. Paraphrasing 8. Summary writing 9. Combining sources 10. Planning a text 11. Organising paragraphs 12. Organising the main body 13. Introductions 14. Conclusions 15. Re-reading and re-writing 16. Proof-reading Part 2.

ISBN: 9780203087909
ISBN-10: 0203087909
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 10th March 2006
Publisher: Willan Pub.