Academic writing. A handbook for international students by Stephen Bailey

By Stephen Bailey

Most foreign scholars have to write essays and studies for checks and coursework, yet writing reliable educational English is without doubt one of the so much tough initiatives scholars face. This new, fourth variation of Academic Writing: A guide for overseas Students has been thoroughly revised to assist scholars achieve this target.

The 4 major components of Academic Writing are:

  • The writing approach
  • Elements of writing
  • Vocabulary for writing
  • Writing versions

Each half is split into brief devices which comprise examples, factors and workouts, to be used within the lecture room or for self-study. The devices are essentially organised to permit lecturers and scholars locate the assistance they want with writing tasks, while cross-referencing permits quick access to suitable sections.

In the 1st half, every one level of the writing method is verified and practised, from opting for appropriate resources, analyzing, note-making and making plans via to re-writing and proof-reading.

The fourth variation of this renowned direction builds at the luck of the sooner variations, and has a different specialize in the important subject of educational vocabulary partly 3, Vocabulary for Writing. half 3 bargains with parts reminiscent of nouns and adjectives, adverbs and verbs, synonyms, prefixes and prepositions, in an educational context. extra key positive aspects of the publication include:

  • All parts of writing are basically defined, with a whole thesaurus for reference

  • Models supplied for all sorts of educational texts: essays, stories, studies and case-studies

  • Full diversity of perform routines, with resolution key included

  • Use of genuine educational texts

  • A significant other site bargains additional perform with a variety of extra exercises

  • Fully up-to-date, with sections on discovering digital assets and comparing net material

All foreign scholars eager to maximise their educational power will locate this useful and easy-to-use ebook a useful consultant to writing in English for his or her measure classes.

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B) Make notes of the key points, paraphrasing where possible. (c) Read the original text carefully and check any new or difficult vocabulary. (d) Mark the key points by underlining or highlighting. (e) Check the summary to ensure it is accurate and nothing important has been changed or lost. 3 Practice A ᭿ Read the following text and the summaries that follow. Which is best? Give reasons. MECHANICAL PICKERS Although harvesting cereal crops such as wheat and barley has been done for many years by large machines known as combine harvesters, mechanising the picking of fruit crops such as tomatoes or apples has proved more difficult.

You must keep to this limit, although 5 per cent more or less is generally acceptable. However, at the planning stage, you need to consider what proportion of the essay to give to each part of the question. As a basic guide, 20 per cent is usually sufficient for the introduction and conclusion together (references are not included in the word count). Therefore, in a 2,000-word essay, the introduction and conclusion would have 400 words and the main body 1,600 words. If this was the length given for title 3(a) above, you might decide on the following allocation: Main reasons Likely results – benefits for buyers 500 words – benefits for sellers 300 words – for businesses 400 words – for urban development 400 words Total 1,600 words This calculation is useful since it can guide the amount of reading you need to do, as well as providing the basis for an outline.

You do not have to read every word of a book because it is on the list. Your teacher will probably suggest which pages to read, and also tell you which parts are the most important. On reading lists, you will find the following formats: Books Miles T. R. Dyslexia: a hundred years on/T. R. Miles and Elaine Miles, 2nd ed. Open University Press, 1999. Journal articles Paulesu E. et al. Dyslexia: cultural diversity and biological unity. Science, 2001, 291, pages 2165–2167. 2: Reading: Finding Suitable Sources 13 4 Using library catalogues University and college libraries usually have online catalogues.

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