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Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Skills and Tasks

Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Skills and Tasks

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
  • Edition statement: 3rd edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 8,592

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Like its predecessor, the third edition 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; features Language Focus sections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; and helps 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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