Academic Writing For Graduate Students: Essential Tasks And Skills
Academic Writing For Graduate Students: Essential Tasks And Skills
University of Michigan Press

Academic Writing For Graduate Students: Essential Tasks And Skills

  • Publish Date: 2012-07-09
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: John M. Swales;Christine B. Feak

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Like its predecessor, the thirdedition of Academic Writing for Graduate Students explains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres;includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising;shows how to write summaries and critiques;featuresLanguage Focussections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; andhelps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities.

Among the many changes in the third edition:
*newer, longer, and more authentic texts and examples
*greater discipline variety in texts (added texts from hard sciences and engineering)
*more in-depth treatment of research articles
*greater emphasis on vocabulary issues
*revised flow-of-ideas section
*additional tasks that require students to do their own research
*more corpus-informed content
*binding that allows the book to lay flat when open.

The Commentary (teacher's notes and key) (978-0-472-03506-9) has been revised expanded.


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