Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students by Stephen Bailey

By Stephen Bailey

Such a lot foreign scholars have to write essays and studies for checks and coursework. but writing sturdy educational English is a hard job. This re-creation of educational Writing has been absolutely revised to assist scholars succeed in this aim. sincerely organised, the direction explains the writing procedure from begin to end. each one degree is confirmed and practised, from picking out appropriate resources, interpreting, note-making and making plans via to re-writing and proofreading.
The booklet is split into brief sections which include examples, reasons and workouts to be used within the school room or self-study. Cross-references permit quick access to suitable sections, and an entire solution secret's included.
The third version has been constructed according to feedback from either scholars and lecturers. that includes a brand new web site, there's elevated insurance of plagiarism, argument, reason and impact, comparability, definitions and educational kind. varied varieties of writing, together with stories and literature experiences, also are covered.
All foreign scholars eager to maximise their educational power will locate this easy-to-use, useful booklet a beneficial advisor to writing in English for his or her measure classes.

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If you are using material that is not on the reading list you must assess it critically to ensure that the material is trustworthy. Internet sources are plentiful and conveniently available, but you need to ask several questions about each site: • Is this a reputable website, for example with ac. (= academic) in the URL? • Is the name of the author given, and is he/she well-known in the field? • Is the language of the text in a suitable academic style? g. spelling mistakes, which suggest a careless approach?

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7 Summarising. 1 Why make notes? ■ What are the main reasons for note-making? Add to the list below. (a) To prepare for essay writing __________________________________________________________ (b) __________________________________________________________ (c) __________________________________________________________ (d) __________________________________________________________ (e) __________________________________________________________ Part 1 The writing process 44 2 Note-making methods ■ You are looking for information on the current media revolution.

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