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Academic Writing : A Practical Guide for Students - Stephen Bailey

Academic Writing

A Practical Guide for Students

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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

Book Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; The Writing Process; Background to writing Writing Foundations; Developing plans from titles; Evaluating a text Reading and Note-Making; Understanding purpose and register; Selecting key points; Note-making; Paraphrasing; Summary writing; Combining sources; Planning a text Writing Stages; Organising paragraphs; Organising the main body; Introductions; Conclusions; Re-reading and re-writing; Proof-reading; Elements of Writing; Cause and effect Flooding results from heavy rain; Cohesion The former/the latter.

ISBN: 9780203464120
ISBN-10: 0203464125
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 24th April 2003