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The student phrase book : vocabulary for writing at university /

by Godfrey, Jeanne.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013Description: xii, 217 pages ; 19 cm.ISBN: 0230289339; 9780230289338.Subject(s): Academic writing | English language -- Terms and phrases
Contents:
Introduction -- Introducing, defining and classifying. Introducing your topic -- Giving brief definitions -- Classifying and describing characteristics -- Talking about aim and proposition. Stating your aim, proposition and scope -- Talking about proposition, assumption, thesis and theory -- Structure, time, sequence and frequency. Ordering and structuring your ideas and argument -- Time, sequence, duration and frequency -- Methodology and method, findings, size, amount, level and proportion. Describing your methodology and method -- Presenting initial data and findings, and stating problems and anomolies -- Size, amount, level, capacity, proportion and ratio -- Movement and change, getting better or worse, allowing or preventing and eliminating -- Circumstance, advantage or disadvantage, presence or absence, and importance. Circumstance, occurrence, normality, norm, deviance, risk and threat -- Advantage or disadvantage, plenty or too much, enough or not enough, presence or absence -- Importance, relevance, influence and impact -- Communication, expression, understanding, way of thinking and point of view. Communication, expression, signification and portrayal -- Knowledge, understanding, perception, way of thinking and belief -- Position, point of view, support and opposition, impartiality and bias -- Cause and effect, dependency, similarity and difference. Cause and effect, derivation, requirement, compatibility, reciprocity and dependency -- Equivalence, similarity, difference and diversity -- Analysing and evaluating ideas. Analysing ideas and suggesting common themes -- Comparing the views of different authors and describing how they cite and evaluate each other -- Evaluating an author's ideas positively -- Evaluating an author's ideas negatively -- Drawing your own conclusions, stating your own position and summarising your ideas -- Appendix: Latin abbreviations and phrases -- A brief explanation of word class -- Index: section headings and subheadings -- Index: words and phrases.
Summary: This book provides an accessible 'way in' to words and phrases used in academic writing (British English). It will help express ideas, arguments and evaluations clearly and precisely, and to produce successful written work. It presents over 1,000 mid- to advanced-level words and phrases common to writing across disciplines; gives definitions and other important information for many of the words presented, concentrating on the words that most often cause problems; explains the differences in meaning and use between commonly confused words; shows what other words surround the key word, so that the key word can be used with confidence. List(s) this item appears in: Learning Hub - Study Skills books | Palgrave study skills series
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Includes indexes.

Introduction -- Introducing, defining and classifying. Introducing your topic -- Giving brief definitions -- Classifying and describing characteristics -- Talking about aim and proposition. Stating your aim, proposition and scope -- Talking about proposition, assumption, thesis and theory -- Structure, time, sequence and frequency. Ordering and structuring your ideas and argument -- Time, sequence, duration and frequency -- Methodology and method, findings, size, amount, level and proportion. Describing your methodology and method -- Presenting initial data and findings, and stating problems and anomolies -- Size, amount, level, capacity, proportion and ratio -- Movement and change, getting better or worse, allowing or preventing and eliminating -- Circumstance, advantage or disadvantage, presence or absence, and importance. Circumstance, occurrence, normality, norm, deviance, risk and threat -- Advantage or disadvantage, plenty or too much, enough or not enough, presence or absence -- Importance, relevance, influence and impact -- Communication, expression, understanding, way of thinking and point of view. Communication, expression, signification and portrayal -- Knowledge, understanding, perception, way of thinking and belief -- Position, point of view, support and opposition, impartiality and bias -- Cause and effect, dependency, similarity and difference. Cause and effect, derivation, requirement, compatibility, reciprocity and dependency -- Equivalence, similarity, difference and diversity -- Analysing and evaluating ideas. Analysing ideas and suggesting common themes -- Comparing the views of different authors and describing how they cite and evaluate each other -- Evaluating an author's ideas positively -- Evaluating an author's ideas negatively -- Drawing your own conclusions, stating your own position and summarising your ideas -- Appendix: Latin abbreviations and phrases -- A brief explanation of word class -- Index: section headings and subheadings -- Index: words and phrases.

This book provides an accessible 'way in' to words and phrases used in academic writing (British English). It will help express ideas, arguments and evaluations clearly and precisely, and to produce successful written work. It presents over 1,000 mid- to advanced-level words and phrases common to writing across disciplines; gives definitions and other important information for many of the words presented, concentrating on the words that most often cause problems; explains the differences in meaning and use between commonly confused words; shows what other words surround the key word, so that the key word can be used with confidence.

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