Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills

Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills

Paperback Michigan Series in English for Academic & Professional Purposes

By (author) John M. Swales, By (author) Christine B. Feak

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  • Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
  • Format: Paperback | 440 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 25mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 15 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Ann Arbor, MI
  • ISBN 10: 0472034758
  • ISBN 13: 9780472034758
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 10,027

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Like its predecessor, the thirdedition of A"cademic Writing for Graduate Students "explains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres;includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising;shows how to write summaries and critiques;featuresLanguage Focussections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; andhelps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities. Among the many changes in the third edition: *newer, longer, and more authentic texts and examples *greater discipline variety in texts (added texts from hard sciences and engineering) *more in-depth treatment of research articles *greater emphasis on vocabulary issues *revised flow-of-ideas section *additional tasks that require students to do their own research *more corpus-informed content *binding that allows the book to lay flat when open. The Commentary (teacher's notes and key) (978-0-472-03506-9) has been revised expanded. "

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