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Vocabulary for Writing Writing Models The first part explains and practises every stage of essay writing, from choosing the best sources, reading and note-making, through to referencing and proofreading. The four remaining parts, organised alphabetically, can be taught in conjunction with the first part or used on a remedial basis.
A progress check at the end of each part allows students to assess their learning. All units are fully cross-referenced, and a complete set of answers to the practice exercises is included.
In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources.
Additional features of the book include: Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and essays Use of authentic academic texts from a wide range of disciplines Designed for self-study as well as classroom use Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level Glossary to explain technical terms, plus index Written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.
Reviews Academic Writing is organized in a way that makes sense for teaching writing skills. The content covers a diverse body of samples from various fields, so it works wonderfully for my undergrad or graduate students. I especially like the section on common language errors, which includes extra practice for students; there is a good balance between writing instruction and discrete skill practice.
It is aimed primarily at international students, but reaches further, as it is equally useful for British students and students who come from a more practice-focused background.
It is also a strong companion to books on research methods that need a solid basis for academic skills. The clear structure, accessible content, and well thought through activities in this book, all give students the confidence to write effective academic work without the fear of breaking rules of plagiarism or academic malpractice.
This is the book I recommend to all my students at the beginning of each academic year, independent of the subject I teach and the composition of my cohort. Maria Lonsdale, University of Leeds, UK Academic Writing is simply organised, allowing ease of access for beginner writers and specifically introducing them to the language needed to enter the conversations on academic writing.
Djuddah Leijen, University of Tartu, Estonia The 5th edition of Academic Writing includes many new features which are extremely useful for all university students who are inexperienced in writing for academic purposes.
The book provides both information on important aspects of academic writing and practice exercises which all students will find invaluable. It is a useful book for anyone who is new to writing for academic purposes, regardless of her level of proficiency in English. Radhika Jaidev, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore An excellent book that, although aimed at international students, would also benefit UK students who come from a more practise-focused background.
Study skills tutors can use it to strengthen particular issues or areas of study that students might be struggling with. The Writing Process 1. Finding Suitable Sources 1.Focus on Writing is an academic writing program that provides students with essential tools to master not only the key steps in the writing process, but also the grammatical structures, lexical knowledge, and rhetorical modes essential for academic writing.
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