What is Good Academic Writing

What is Good Academic Writing

This volume asks what good writing is within specific disciplines, focussing on student work.

Author: Melinda Whong

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350110397

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

View: 563

The field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) developed to address the needs of students whose mother tongue is not English. However, the linguistic competence required to achieve academic success at any university where English is the medium of instruction is a challenge for all students. While there are linguistic features common to academic literacy as a general genre, closer investigation reveals significant differences from one academic field to another. This volume asks what good writing is within specific disciplines, focussing on student work. Each chapter provides key insights by EAP professionals, based on their research in which they bring together analysis of student writing and interviews with subject specialists and markers who determine what 'good writing' is in their discipline. The volume includes chapters on established disciplines which have had less attention in the EAP and academic writing literature to date, including music, formal linguistics, and dentistry, as well as new and growing fields of study such as new media.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

What is Good Academic Writing

What is Good Academic Writing

This volume asks what good writing is within specific disciplines, focussing on student work.

Author: Melinda Whong

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1350110388

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 852

The field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) developed to address the needs of students whose mother tongue is not English. However, the linguistic competence required to achieve academic success at any university where English is the medium of instruction is a challenge for all students. While there are linguistic features common to academic literacy as a general genre, closer investigation reveals significant differences from one academic field to another. This volume asks what good writing is within specific disciplines, focussing on student work. Each chapter provides key insights by EAP professionals, based on their research in which they bring together analysis of student writing and interviews with subject specialists and markers who determine what 'good writing' is in their discipline. The volume includes chapters on established disciplines which have had less attention in the EAP and academic writing literature to date, including music, formal linguistics, and dentistry, as well as new and growing fields of study such as new media.
Categories: Education

How to Write for University

How to Write for University

This book will help you to develop all the key skills you will need to deliver a well-written assignment, providing practical guidance, examples, ideas and tips for success on areas such as: · Understanding university writing in context ...

Author: Kathleen McMillan

Publisher:

ISBN: 129200150X

Category: Academic writing

Page: 255

View: 111

Undertaking a writing project for assessment can be a challenging prospect for students of all disciplines and especially those new to academic writing in higher education. The unique 12-step approach in this book leads you through the different stages that apply to any form of academic writing - gathering relevant information, processing that information through effective planning, creating the text and developing your writing for future assignments including exam writing.
Categories: Academic writing

Practical Academic Essay Writing Skills

Practical Academic Essay Writing Skills

This book will help you produce consistent results and grades for your assignments and essays. With 5 years TESOL experience in practical English essay writing, the author has managed to make himself clearly understood by his students.

Author: Stephen E. Dew

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329184541

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page:

View: 132

“Practical Academic Essay Writing Skills: An International ESL Students Essay Writing Handbook” is the second book in a series on Academic Writing Skills. The book was written for non-English speaking International ESL Students to gain university entrance, but by no means only for ESL students wanting to learn English academic writing. This practical guide can also be used by anyone such as a high-school student, an undergraduate or graduate student, or even a mature age student wishing to understand more about English academic essay writing. This book will help you produce consistent results and grades for your assignments and essays. With 5 years TESOL experience in practical English essay writing, the author has managed to make himself clearly understood by his students. This short but concise academic writing skills guide will teach you good academic writing skills. It is ideal for the International ESL Student. Write you way to a BA with the Academic Writing Skills series.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Academic Writing

Academic Writing

This new, fourth edition of Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students has been completely revised to help students reach this goal.

Author: Stephen Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317668015

Category: Education

Page: 284

View: 467

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 reference Models provided for all types of academic texts: essays, reports, reviews and case-studies Full range of practice exercises, with answer key included Use of authentic academic texts A companion website offers further practice with a range of additional exercises Fully updated, with sections on finding electronic sources and evaluating internet material All 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.
Categories: Education

Academic Writing Skills for International Students

Academic Writing Skills for International Students

This engaging guide will equip students who are non-native speakers of English with the tools and confidence to respond effectively and appropriately to written assignments at university.

Author: Siew Hean Read

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 1352003759

Category: Education

Page: 223

View: 995

This engaging guide will equip students who are non-native speakers of English with the tools and confidence to respond effectively and appropriately to written assignments at university. It supports students in the development of essential writing skills, such as structuring paragraphs and building an argument, and provides practical guidance on adhering to the conventions of academic writing. It guides students systematically through a series of text analyses which bring out key linguistic and rhetorical features, making complex textual issues manageable and understandable for learners of all abilities. This is an ideal self-study aid for non-native English speakers, both on pre-sessional language courses and on degree programmes, who need to get to grips with the conventions of academic writing.
Categories: Education

Success in Academic Writing

Success in Academic Writing

Fully updated for the second edition, Success in Academic Writing: Covers every aspect of academic writing, from understanding the task and researching your topic through to composing a draft, reviewing your work and responding to feedback ...

Author: Trevor Day

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 1352002043

Category: Study Aids

Page: 230

View: 941

This concise and practical guide takes students step-by-step through the writing process, and covers core aspects of academic writing, from understanding the task and researching the topic through to composing a draft, editing copy and responding to feedback. Chapters feature numerous self-study activities, top tips and opportunities for reflection, alongside examples of good writing from a range of disciplines. By engaging with the text, students will develop confidence, technique and clarity as writers in their discipline, as well as transferable skills that are highly valued by employers. This book will be an invaluable source of guidance for students of all disciplines and levels who are required to write essays, reports, papers or dissertations as part of their studies.
Categories: Study Aids

Concise Guide to Technical and Academic Writing

Concise Guide to Technical and Academic Writing

By presenting the principles of good writing, strategies for clear technical and academic writing, and essentials of writing mechanics, this concise guide shows you how to write clear, engaging, and straightforward documents that achieve ...

Author: David Bowman

Publisher: Write Well Publishing

ISBN: 098850782X

Category:

Page: 140

View: 134

Technical and academic writing share one thing in common: they present focused information to a targeted audience to accomplish a specific purpose. Technical and academic writing can be, and need to be, good writing. By presenting the principles of good writing, strategies for clear technical and academic writing, and essentials of writing mechanics, this concise guide shows you how to write clear, engaging, and straightforward documents that achieve your purpose and meet the readers' needs. Concise Guide to Technical and Academic Writing is for people who write project reports, white papers, instructional texts, position papers, annual reports, dissertations and theses, grant proposals, expository essays, book and article reviews, research findings, and other types of technical and academic documents.
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Impactful Academic Writing

Impactful Academic Writing

Impactful Academic Writing is a practical guide to the most essential academic writing skills that a student needs.

Author: Sandra Daniel

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499013740

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 106

View: 795

Impactful Academic Writing is a practical guide to the most essential academic writing skills that a student needs. It will direct graduate and undergraduate students from paragraph structuring to writing lengthy assignments through a systematic approach. It contains examples and good advice on how students may demonstrate critical insights in their written work. It includes activities and discussions on a range of disciplines such as ethics, nursing, business, law, and literature.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Essentials of Academic Writing

The Essentials of Academic Writing

Since it was written for an education journal, the Journal of Computing in Higher
Education, it uses the APA method to cite ... It is equally important, however, that
you realize that basic qualities of good writing are valued in all academic fields.

Author: Derek Soles

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 0618215999

Category: Education

Page: 347

View: 814

Provides: thorough coverage of the most important phases of academic writing-- from planning and research through revising and proofreading; five carefully annotated academic essays by students and well-known authors as models of narrative, expository, and argumentative writing; and thirteen additional sample essays, both student and professional, and an engaging case study of a student research paper.
Categories: Education

Academic Writing Mastering the Fundamentals of Academic Writing to Deliver Outstanding Essays Dissertations and Papers and to Stand O

Academic Writing  Mastering the Fundamentals of Academic Writing to Deliver Outstanding Essays  Dissertations  and Papers and to Stand O

A Must Read On Academic Writing Clear, Simple and Easy to Digest Simply Organized Full of Practical Information and Advices Always to the Point A Reference for Students, International Students and Professionals What Does This Book Cover?

Author: Kara Selinger

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1719813256

Category: Education

Page: 114

View: 111

Discover How to Write a Winning Essay, Dissertation or Paper The information provided in this book gives students essential insights and skills on how to write an academic paper that stands out from the crowd. It covers all the basics that will help you become an excellent academic writer. It is a book worth reading for any student or professional writer who wishes to improve his or her academic writing skills. A Must Read On Academic Writing Clear, Simple and Easy to Digest Simply Organized Full of Practical Information and Advices Always to the Point A Reference for Students, International Students and Professionals What Does This Book Cover? Important Terms in Academic Writing Types of Academic Writing Common Types of Academic Papers and Structures Attributes of Good Academic Writing Mistakes to Avoid in Academic Writing Strategies for Academic Writing Overall Tips for Academic Writing
Categories: Education

Learn English Paragraph Writing Skills

Learn English Paragraph Writing Skills

The book is the first in a series of academic writing handbooks for international undergraduates, graduates, high school students, and mature age students of English as a second language.

Author: Stephen E. Dew

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329183827

Category: Education

Page:

View: 283

Learn English Paragraph Writing Skills is an academic writing skills guide for International ESL students. The book is the first in a series of academic writing handbooks for international undergraduates, graduates, high school students, and mature age students of English as a second language. It was designed as supplementary guide to support IELTS and ESL students' regular English classes. It specifically addresses academic paragraph writing skills and development. In particular, it covers: - What academic writing is - Paragraph format and structure - Paragraph organisation In addition, it covers more comprehensively the areas of capitalization, punctuation, and sentence structure. This unique academic writing skills guide will teach you good academic writing skills for university entrance. Ideal for the International ESL Student. Get better results with Academic Writing Skills series. Write your way to BA.
Categories: Education

Academic Writing Step by Step

Academic Writing Step by Step

The book draws on accessible articles presenting popular science topics of current interest to illustrate and practice the processes involved in developing and writing an academic essay or research paper step by step.

Author: Christopher N. Candlin

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)

ISBN: 1781790574

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 169

Academic Writing Step by Step offers a new methodology for teaching academic writing informed by discourse analysis and genre theory and by recent research in text analysis. The book draws on accessible articles presenting popular science topics of current interest to illustrate and practice the processes involved in developing and writing an academic essay or research paper step by step. Each unit in Academic Writing Step by Step involves the user in guided "hands-on" practical analysis of an exemplar text. This analysis forms the basis for a sequence of learning activities directing students to engage with the text, moving from analysis (reading for intent) to composition (writing with intent). In this structured process, students acquire a critical understanding of the components of research and essay writing to underpin their own writing. Support for students' analysis and writing of texts includes pre-reading, while-reading, and post-reading activities. These activities are linked to practice in the recognition and use of words in context, grammar in context, and distinctive features of text types. Each unit contains many interactive tasks and closes with a substantive writing assignment reinforcing at least one component of academic writing highlighted in the unit. The book is designed as a textbook for academic or research writing courses, and its step-by-step approach makes it usable by university undergraduates or senior secondary students, including those for whom English is a second or foreign language. In addition, its authentic readings and focus on academic and research writing makes it also suitable for graduate level writing courses in English-speaking and English as a second or foreign language contexts.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Academic Writing Research

Academic Writing   Research

Taking into account the experience of the author as a college lecturer on the filed of academic writing and research in China, but also as a researcher and consultant for many companies from different countries, namely, in Europe, China and ...

Author: Neil Mars

Publisher: 22 Lions - www.22Lions.com

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 62

View: 338

Academic writing is the term used for scientific papers written to show an objective stance, organized in such a way that they can easily be replicated by others. And, although many assume that an academic paper must take the form of a thesis, this isn’t always true. Academic documents include a wider broad of papers, such as the Book Report, Conference Paper, Dissertation, Essay, Research Article, Research Paper and Technical Report. Another element to academic writing that few know about is that, in any give topic and under any methodology, the author or authors, must assume a stating point, a perspective exposed under the form of a hypothesis. Ultimately, any paper starts with a subjective approach, an assumption, that is then tested and verified, proved or disproved. Furthermore, a research paper is always based on documented data reviewed about a certain topic, in order to justify itself as a new step towards a better understanding, and not merely a repetition of previous discoveries. This new step, however, doesn’t need to be intended forward, and can merely refer to a new perspective about something previously studied or known. For the purpose of presenting a qualifiable research with adequate and sophisticated results, students and researches must conduct an investigation under certain rules and formalized within a specific methodology. It is this methodology that will then allow the necessary acquisition of skills through trial and error, while providing a fruitful ground to learn from mistakes shown along the way, and then correct any necessary procedure being conducted. Taking into account the experience of the author as a college lecturer on the filed of academic writing and research in China, but also as a researcher and consultant for many companies from different countries, namely, in Europe, China and the USA, always predicting the outcome verified, this book was prepared to help others in similar fields of work. The intention here is to allow an easy and practical attitude to investigation, one that anyone can easily understand, follow and apply on his own. More than helping college students in creating a better thesis, this book can help anyone in the field of investigation, in knowing which steps to follow to create strong, valid and interesting arguments on any subject, and that can then be applied to reach valuable outcomes, on a personal or social level. Here, you’ll find guidelines related to how one can think and research more effectively.
Categories: Mathematics

Literature and the Environment

Literature and the Environment

What Is Good Writing ? Let ' s begin with some general principles that apply to all
good academic writing . Many students equate academic writing with boredom ,
stuffiness , and abstraction . From their perspective , only academics write - and ...

Author: Scott Slovic

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015064113494

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 538

View: 945

Exploring our relationship to nature and the role literature can play in shaping a culture responsive to environmental realities, this thematic, multi-genre anthology includes early writers such as John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, and Mary Austin, alongside contemporary voices such a Gary Snyder and Terry Tempest Williams.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Good Writing Guide for Education Students

The Good Writing Guide for Education Students

The book is packed with practical advice on how to read widely, search for reading materials, structure your writing and use language effectively. With plenty of dos and don′ts, this is a perfect guide for students studying at all levels.

Author: Dominic Wyse

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446281109

Category: Study Aids

Page: 168

View: 810

This accessible guide to writing academically is based on the author′s many years of experience helping students to improve their writing and get better marks in assignments. The advice works because it uses real examples of students′ work to explain what tutors look for, and shows you how to get there. New to this Third Edition: - increased coverage of plagiarism (and how to avoid it) - how to show critical reflection and judgement - turning useful notes from lectures and readings into powerful written arguments - updated material on citations and references - new examples of students′ work - developing an academic ′voice′. The book is packed with practical advice on how to read widely, search for reading materials, structure your writing and use language effectively. With plenty of dos and don′ts, this is a perfect guide for students studying at all levels. Dominic Wyse is Professor of Early Years and Primary Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
Categories: Study Aids

EBOOK Writing up your University Assignments and Research Projects

EBOOK  Writing up your University Assignments and Research Projects

This accessible book provides them/students with all they need to know to produce excellent written work.

Author: Neil Murray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335235520

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 670

What is good academic writing? How should I present my written work? How can I improve my written work? Academic writing can be a daunting prospect for new undergraduates and postgraduates alike, regardless of whether they are home or overseas students. This accessible book provides them/students with all they need to know to produce excellent written work. Based on their many years of experience, the authors have structured the book so as to build students’ confidence in their own writing ability whilst at the same time respecting conventional ideas of what is, and what is not, acceptable in the academic domain. To reinforce student learning, the material is presented using a wealth of clear examples, hands-on tasks with answers, and logical sequences that build on earlier chapters. The first two sections of the book address the preparation and writing of assignments and research projects, while the third provides a useful toolkit containing reference materials on areas including punctuation, grammar and academic terminology. The book includes numerous tips and insights and comprehensively covers issues such as: Reading around a new topic The need for coherence and how to achieve it Structure and organisation Plagiarism, quoting and citing sources The main sections of a typical research project Writing style Finding your own voice Examiner expectations
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Writing For Academic Journals

Writing For Academic Journals

This book unravels the process of writing academic papers. It tells readers what good papers look like and how they can be written.

Author: Murray, Rowena

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335263028

Category: Education

Page: 239

View: 360

This book unravels the process of writing academic papers. It tells readers what good papers look like and how they can be written.
Categories: Education

Achieving Correctness in Academic Writing

Achieving Correctness in Academic Writing

INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDENT This book will help you to write effective ,
correct academic pieces , and to pass required college writing exams . For
samples of such writing , I have tried to choose essays on topics relevant to your
life so ...

Author: Adele Macgowen-Gilhooly

Publisher:

ISBN: 0787275719

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 316

View: 240

Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Guide to the Scientific Career

A Guide to the Scientific Career

This essential work: Guides personal and professional development Provides an easy-to-read source of essential tips and skills for scientific research Emphasizes good communication skills, knowledge of research methodology, and good writing ...

Author: Mohammadali M. Shoja

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118907429

Category: Science

Page: 792

View: 700

A concise, easy-to-read source of essential tips and skills for writing research papers and career management In order to be truly successful in the biomedical professions, one must have excellent communication skills and networking abilities. Of equal importance is the possession of sufficient clinical knowledge, as well as a proficiency in conducting research and writing scientific papers. This unique and important book provides medical students and residents with the most commonly encountered topics in the academic and professional lifestyle, teaching them all of the practical nuances that are often only learned through experience. Written by a team of experienced professionals to help guide younger researchers, A Guide to the Scientific Career: Virtues, Communication, Research and Academic Writing features ten sections composed of seventy-four chapters that cover: qualities of research scientists; career satisfaction and its determinants; publishing in academic medicine; assessing a researcher’s scientific productivity and scholarly impact; manners in academics; communication skills; essence of collaborative research; dealing with manipulative people; writing and scientific misconduct: ethical and legal aspects; plagiarism; research regulations, proposals, grants, and practice; publication and resources; tips on writing every type of paper and report; and much more. An easy-to-read source of essential tips and skills for scientific research Emphasizes good communication skills, sound clinical judgment, knowledge of research methodology, and good writing skills Offers comprehensive guidelines that address every aspect of the medical student/resident academic and professional lifestyle Combines elements of a career-management guide and publication guide in one comprehensive reference source Includes selected personal stories by great researchers, fascinating writers, inspiring mentors, and extraordinary clinicians/scientists A Guide to the Scientific Career: Virtues, Communication, Research and Academic Writing is an excellent interdisciplinary text that will appeal to all medical students and scientists who seek to improve their writing and communication skills in order to make the most of their chosen career.
Categories: Science