Academic Writing

Academic Writing

Hardback Routledge Study Guides

By (author) Stephen Bailey

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 246mm x 27mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415384192
  • ISBN 13: 9780415384193
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 73 black & white tables, 16 black & white halftones, 47 black & white line drawings

Product description

Ideal for overseas students studying at English-medium colleges and universities, this practical writing course enables international students to meet the required standard of writing and use an appropriate style for essays, exams and dissertations. Newly revised and updated to include extra exercises and material suggested by teachers and students, "Academic Writing" explains and demonstrates all the key writing skills, and is ideal for use in the classroom or for independent study. Useful at every stage of an academic career and beyond, this indispensable book features: different styles and formats from CVs and letters to formal essays; a focus on accuracy; coverage of all stages of writing, from understanding titles to checking your work; essential academic writing skills such as proper referencing, summarising and paraphrasing; diagrams and practice exercises, complete with answers.

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Table of contents

Part 1: The Writing Process 1. Background to writing 2. Developing plans from titles 3. Evaluating a text 4. Understanding purpose and register 5. Selecting key points 6. Note-making 7. Paraphrasing 8. Summary writing 9. Combining sources 10. Planning a text 11. Organising paragraphs 12. Organising the main body 13. Introductions 14. Conclusions 15. Re-reading and re-writing 16. Proof-reading Part 2: Elements of Writing 1. Cause and effect 2. Cohesion 3. Comparisons 4. Definitions 5. Discussion 6. Examples 7. Generalisations 8. Numbers 9. References and quotations 10. Style 11. Synonyms 12. Visual Information Part 3: Accuracy in Writing 1. Abbreviations 2. Adverbs 3. Articles 4. Caution 5. Conjunctions 6. Formality in verbs 7. Modal verbs 8. Nationality language 9. Nouns and adjectives 10. Nouns: countable and uncountable 11. Passives 12. Prefixes and suffixes 13. Prepositions 14. Prepositions after verbs 15. Punctuation 16. Referring verbs 17. Relative pronouns 18. Singular/plural 19. Tenses 20. Time words and phrases Part 4: Writing Models 1. Formal letters 2. CVs 3. Designing and reporting surveys 4. Comparison essay 5. Discursive essay