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Academic writing for graduate students : essential tasks and skills

Author: John M Swales; Christine B Feak
Publisher: Ann Arbor, [Michigan] : The University of Michigan Press, [2012] ©2012
Series: Michigan series in English for academic & professional purposes.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd editionView all editions and formats
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This practical guide for graduate and undergraduate students features authentic texts from a variety of disciplines and is based on a large body of research literature dealing with the features of academic (or research) English.
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Genre/Form: Problems and Exercises
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Swales; Christine B Feak
ISBN: 0472034758 9780472034758
OCLC Number: 785067273
Description: xiv, 418 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Unit One. An approach to academic writing : Audience ; Purpose and strategy ; Organization ; Style ; Language focus : The vocabulary shift - Verbs ; Language focus : The vocabulary shift - Nouns and other parts of speech ; Language focus : Other stylistic features ; Flow ; Language focus : Linking words and phrases ; Presentation ; Positioning --
Unit Two. General-specific and specific-general texts : Opening with general statements : Opening with statistics ; Opening with definitions ; Writing a definition ; Some common ways to define in academic writing ; Language focus : Verbs in defining and naming ; A brief look at the elements of formal sentence definitions ; Extended definitions ; Variations in definitions ; Discussions of schools of thought ; Specific-to-general organization --
Unit Three. Problem, process, and solution : The structure of problem-solution texts ; Language focus : Mid-position adverbs ; Procedures and processes ; Language focus : -ing clauses to indicate cause and effect ; Language focus : Passive voice ; Flow of ideas in a process description ; Language focus : Indirect questions ; Introducing the solution --
Unit Four. Data commentary : Strength of claim ; Structure of data commentary ; Location elements and summaries ; Language focus : Verbs in indicative and informative location statements ; Language focus : Linking as clauses ; Highlighting statements ; Language focus : An introduction to qualifications and strength of claim ; Language focus : Specific ways of moderating or qualifying a claim ; Organization ; Language focus : Comparisons ; Concluding a commentary ; Language focus : Dealing with unexpected outcomes or "problems" ; Dealing with graphs ; Dealing with chronological data ; Language focus : Prepositions of time --
Unit Five. Writing summaries : Considerations before writing a summary ; Some notes on plagiarism ; Paraphrasing ; Careful use of synonyms ; Language focus : Identifying the source ; Language focus : Summary reminder phrases ; Syntheses of more than one source ; Language focus : Showing similarities and differences --
Unit Six. Writing critiques : Book reviews ; Language focus : Stating opinions ; Language focus : Evaluative language ; Evaluating a published article ; Language focus : Unreal conditionals ; Language focus : Evaluative language revisited ; Critical reading ; Language focus : Beginning the critique ; Language focus : Inversions ; Reaction papers ; Language focus : Non-standard quotation marks (Scare quotes) ; A few thoughts on manuscript reviews for a journal --
Unit Seven. Constructing a research paper I : Types of journal publication ; Short communications (SCs) in disciplines that report fieldwork ; Longer research papers ; Methods sections ; Language focus : Linking phrases in methods sections ; Results sections ; Language focus : Another look at location statements ; Language focus : Special verb agreements ; Language focus : Making comparisons --
Unit Eight. Constructing a research paper II : Introductions ; Creating a research space ; Language focus : Citation and tense ; Language focus : Negative openings in move 2 ; Language focus : Purpose statements and tense ; Discussion sections ; Language focus : Levels of generalization ; Language focus : Expressions of limitation ; Unfinished business --
Appendixes : Appendix One. The grammar of definitions --
Appendix Two. Articles in academic writing --
Appendix Three. Academic English and Latin phrases.
Series Title: Michigan series in English for academic & professional purposes.
Responsibility: John M. Swales & Christine B. Feak.
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Coverage includes understanding the intended audience, and academic genres; the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising; how to write summaries and  Read more...

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