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The Keys to Academic English - Adrian Hale

The Keys to Academic English


Published: 12th November 2012
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The Keys to Academic English is, as its title suggests, an essential resource for anyone undertaking study that requires an understanding and appreciation of academic English. It is the product of 3 years of development and successful implementation at the authors’ university. The book starts with an introduction to the history of English and the forms of language and then goes on to guide the reader on how to plan and produce a successful essay. The book consists of two texts; a student text and a tutor support ‘manual’ with subject resources, exercises, subject frame and assessment-rubric templates. The text is not subject-specific and as such it can be used across a broad range of teaching disciplines and has no single philosophical tradition or frame as other texts tend to have.

Key features:

  • Provides an overview of the English Language so that students can understand many of the complex systems at work in English grammar, spelling and usage.
  • Contains an introduction to language theories which allows students to develop an appreciation and knowledge of the ways in which registers, particularly the academic register, contain great potential for power.
  • Discussion questions are incorporated into the book to promote learning and understanding of the concepts discussed and a glossary is included at the end of the book for common About the Authors

    Adrian Hale is the unit coordinator for Analytical Reading and Writing for the faculty of Humanities and Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney. Helen Basides is an Academic for the faculty of Humanities and Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney.

  • PART 1 Words
    Chapter 1 The History of English
    Chapter 2 Language, Literacy and Power
    Chapter 3 Grammar and Language Essentials
    Chapter 4 Critical Thinking

    PART 2 Writing
    Chapter 5 The Essay
    Chapter 6 Essay Writing
    Chapter 7 Research Chapter 8 Referencing and Citation
    Chapter 9 Style and Presentation


    ISBN: 9781420256819
    ISBN-10: 1420256815
    Audience: Tertiary; University or College
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Published: 12th November 2012
    Publisher: Macmillan Education Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 16.7  x 2.0
    Weight (kg): 24.8
    Edition Number: 1