Reading Skills for the Social Sciences

Reading Skills for the Social Sciences

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This is an intermediate course for university students in social science courses such as politics, history, economics, sociology and psychology, who need to be able to read quickly and effectively in English. The course covers grammatical and stylistic features of academic prose in various forms, including book reviews and research reports. It also provides practice in the reading and study skills that university students require, such as scanning, skimming, extracting information and note-taking. Each of the ten units of the book contains the following sections: approaching the text, intensive reading, language work, vocabulary work, word building and observations on text type. Included are exercises on lexis, word-building and recurrent linguistic features of academic prose such as modal verbs and more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 210 x 270mm | 392g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • English ed
  • line drawings
  • 0194512304
  • 9780194512305

Table of contents

Book advertisements; research digest (brief research reports); economics (extracts from a textbook); 1917 - the Russian Revolution (book review); the overselling of candidates on television (extended report); asking the age question (academic research report); the other economy (extended report); mobilizing the middle classes (book review); human aggression (introduction to a book); inside the black box (preface to a book). Appendices: lexis common to academic prose; prefixes and suffixes; key to worksheets and pre-reading more

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