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Academic writing : a handbook for international students /

by Bailey, Stephen.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Abingdon, Oxon [UK] ; New York : Routledge, 2018Edition: Fifth edition.Description: xxx, 312 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781138048737; 1138048739; 9781138048744; 1138048747; .Subject(s): English language -- Rhetoric -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | English language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers | Academic writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Partial contents:
Part 1. The writing process. The basics of writing -- Reading : finding suitable sources -- Reading : developing critical approaches -- Avoiding plagiarism -- From understanding essay titles to planning -- Finding key points and note-making -- Summarising and paraphrasing -- References and quotations -- Combining sources -- Organising paragraphs -- Introductions and conclusions -- Rewriting and proofreading -- Part 2. Elements of writing. Argument and discussion -- Cause and effect -- Comparison -- Definitions -- Examples -- Generalisations -- Problems and solutions -- Visual information -- Part 3. Language issues. Cohesion -- Definite articles -- Numbers -- Passive and active -- Punctuation -- Singular or plural? -- Style -- Time markers -- Part 4. Vocabulary for writing. Approaches to vocabulary -- Abbreviations -- Academic vocabulary : nouns and adjectives -- Conjunctions -- Prefixes and suffixes -- Prepositions -- Synonyms -- Part 5. Writing models. Case studies -- Literature reviews and book reviews -- Writing longer papers -- Reports -- Writing letters and emails -- Writing in groups -- Glossary -- Answers.
Summary: Clearly organised into four parts, this new edition allows readers to quickly find help they need with all writing tasks. Each part is divided into short sections containing explanations, diagrams, and practice exercises, for use in the classroom or for self-study. List(s) this item appears in: BL: Study Skills books outside Copy Room - improve your English | BL: Writing and writers on their craft
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Previous edition: 2015.

Includes bibliographical references.

Part 1. The writing process. The basics of writing -- Reading : finding suitable sources -- Reading : developing critical approaches -- Avoiding plagiarism -- From understanding essay titles to planning -- Finding key points and note-making -- Summarising and paraphrasing -- References and quotations -- Combining sources -- Organising paragraphs -- Introductions and conclusions -- Rewriting and proofreading -- Part 2. Elements of writing. Argument and discussion -- Cause and effect -- Comparison -- Definitions -- Examples -- Generalisations -- Problems and solutions -- Visual information -- Part 3. Language issues. Cohesion -- Definite articles -- Numbers -- Passive and active -- Punctuation -- Singular or plural? -- Style -- Time markers -- Part 4. Vocabulary for writing. Approaches to vocabulary -- Abbreviations -- Academic vocabulary : nouns and adjectives -- Conjunctions -- Prefixes and suffixes -- Prepositions -- Synonyms -- Part 5. Writing models. Case studies -- Literature reviews and book reviews -- Writing longer papers -- Reports -- Writing letters and emails -- Writing in groups -- Glossary -- Answers.

Clearly organised into four parts, this new edition allows readers to quickly find help they need with all writing tasks. Each part is divided into short sections containing explanations, diagrams, and practice exercises, for use in the classroom or for self-study.

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