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Academic Writing Skills for International Students

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 231
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Macmillan Study Skills

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Paperback - 9781352003758

17 October 2018

$25.99

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17 October 2018

$20.99

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This engaging guide will equip students who are non-native speakers of English with the tools and confidence to respond effectively and appropriately to written assignments at university. It supports students in the...

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This engaging guide will equip students who are non-native speakers of English with the tools and confidence to respond effectively and appropriately to written assignments at university. It supports students in the development of essential writing skills, such as structuring paragraphs and building an argument, and provides practical guidance on adhering to the conventions of academic writing. It guides students systematically through a series of text analyses which bring out key linguistic and rhetorical features, making complex textual issues manageable and understandable for learners of all abilities.

This is an ideal self-study aid for non-native English speakers, both on pre-sessional language courses and on degree programmes, who need to get to grips with the conventions of academic writing.




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  • Has a specific focus on assignment writing, with practical guidance on the various types of university writing, including case studies, essays, reports and research papers
  • Takes an interactive approach to skills development, with a wide range of practical activities and skills audits throughout
  • Includes annotated assignments from a range of subject areas which demonstrate effective application of academic writing principles and conventions

Introduction
PART I: ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF ACADEMIC WRITING
Appropriate Writing Style
Correct Conventions for Using Sources
Clear Structure and Layout
Coherent Flow of Ideas
Accurate Use of Language
PART II: TYPES OF UNIVERSITY WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT
Essays
Case Studies
Reports
Literature Reviews
Research Proposals
PART III: DEVELOPING YOUR WRITING
Aspects of Development
Methods of Organisation
Introductions and Conclusions
Paragraph Structure and Construction
Techniques for Developing Your Writing
PART IV: PRESENTING A POINT OF VIEW: ARGUMENTATION
The Elements of Argumentation
The Issue and Thesis Statement
Structuring the Argument
Building the Argument
Argumentative Essays for Study
PART V: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Appendix A: Answers to Practice Activities
Appendix B: Language Charts
Appendix C: A Glossary of Grammatical Terms
Index.
This book offers many examples of authentic student assignments, as well as excellent activities which develop writing skills. I recommend it to students studying on their own or taking academic writing classes. Writing teachers will find this book very helpful! – Linh Phung, Chatham University, USA
Siew Hean Read provides a systematic, logical and clear guide to academic writing, with opportunities to practise the different skills. One of the most helpful features is that the practice examples are taken from different disciplines, which makes them meaningful to a range of students. I would strongly recommend the book to both students and teachers. – Rosalind Gallacher, University of Strathclyde, UK
Read’s guide to academic writing for international students is practical and thorough and firmly based in authentic academic writing. It would be an excellent addition to any EAP library and an asset to international students as they embark on their academic writing journey. – TESOLANZ
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Siew Hean Read has had a long career in education, particularly in academic writing, and has worked in the secondary school and tertiary sectors both in New Zealand and overseas. Prior to retiring, Siew worked at the University of Auckland as an English language consultant and learning adviser.

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Siew Hean Read has had a long career in education, particularly in academic writing, and has worked in the secondary school and tertiary sectors both in New Zealand and overseas. Prior to retiring, Siew worked at the University of Auckland as an English language consultant and learning adviser.

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