Bailey, Stephen, 1947-

The essentials of academic writing for international students / Stephen Bailey - London ; New York : Routledge, 2015. - xiv, 230 pages ; 22 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index

Part 1. Process and skills. Introduction to writing ; Reading : assessing sources/using prefixes and suffixes ; Reading : critical approaches/argument and discussion ; Avoiding plagiarism/giving examples ; Understanding titles and essay planning/showing cause and effect ; Finding key points and note-making/using abbreciations ; Summarising and paraphrasing/finding synonyms ; References and quotations/using verbs of reference ; Combining sources/providing cohesion ; Organising paragraphs/using conjunctions ; Introductions and conclusions/giving definitions ; Rewriting and proofreading/academic style -- Part 2. Elements of writing. Academic vocabulary : nouns and adjectives ; Academic vocabulary : verbs and adverbs ; Making comparisons ; Numbers ; Passives ; Prepositions ; Punctuaiton ; Singular or plural? ; Time markers ; Visual information -- Part 3. Writing models. Reports ; Longer essays

Most non-native English speaking 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 book has been developed to help these students succeed in their assignments.

9781138885615 1138885614 9781138885622 1138885622

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Academic writing
English language--Textbooks for foreign speakers
English language--Rhetoric
Writing

P301.5.A27 / B35 2015
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