What is the difference between 'describe' and 'analyse'? Why is it important to be 'cautious' when making academic statements? How can you make your writing 'sound' more academic? What are comma splices, run-on sentences and sentence fragments? What is the key to effective paraphrasing? What is the difference between an essay and a report? How can I use 'connectives' effectively? You will find the answers to these and many other questions about academic writing in 'Academic Writing Skills (Reference and Workbook)'. Each of the 25 units tackles a particular aspect of academic writing that students frequently find problematic (e.g. the use of synonyms, referencing, the use of tenses) and provides exercises to test your knowledge and a reference section in which the key notions of each unit are fully explained. Whether you complete the exercises or just concentrate on the reference sections, this book will give you a much clearer understanding of what is expected of you when writing academic English at college or university.
Most international students need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework, but writing good academic English is one of the most demanding tasks students face. The Essentials of Academic Writing for International Students has been developed to help these students succeed in their assignments—quickly! This course has a clear, easy-to-follow structure. In the first part, Process and Skills, each stage of the writing process is demonstrated and practised, from selecting suitable sources, reading, note-making and planning through to re-writing and proof-reading. Each unit contains examples, explanations and exercises, for use in the classroom or for self-study. The units are clearly organised to allow teachers and students find the help they need with writing tasks. The second part of the book, Elements of Writing, deals with key areas for improving accuracy, such as academic vocabulary, using numbers and punctuation. This section can be linked with the first part or used for reference or self-study. All international students wanting to maximise their academic potential will find this practical and easy-to-use book an invaluable guide to writing in English for their degree courses. All elements of writing are clearly explained Full range of practice exercises, with answer key included Use of authentic academic texts and examples Fully up-to-date, with sections on finding electronic sources and evaluating internet material
This textbook is designed for non-native speaking students who are taking college courses at English-speaking universities. Covering four general areas, the book takes a refreshing approach to Academic Writing. Set within a clear structure and using easily understandable language, the material is divided into short, manageable sections covering reading, note-taking, summarizing and writing skills.
The author wrote this workbook for his English essay writing classes. It contains more than 200 questions and answers on English grammar topics associated with developing good academic English writing skills. The questions are typical of those used in exams for an English diploma for university entrance. These exercises were developed as practical exercises to help support his previous three books: 1. "Learn English Paragraph Writing" 2. "Practical Academic Essay Writing" 3. "The 5 Step Essay Writing Process" The exercises develop different areas required for fluent and confident English essay writing. They include: - Capitalization - Punctuation: commas and apostrophes - Subject/Verb agreement - Sentence Structure: Simple, Compound, and Complex - Sentence errors: Fragments, Run ons, Comma splices - Sentence Combining - Appositives The author recommends ESL Students in low-intermediate to low-advanced English classes use this workbook for developing their English essay writing skills.
International students of Business or Economics often need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework, and this new, second edition of Academic Writing for International Students of Business has been completely revised and updated to help them succeed with these tasks. This book explains the academic writing process from start to finish, and practises all the key writing skills in the context of Business Studies. The book can be used either with a teacher or for self-study, and is clearly organised into four parts, with each divided into short units that contain examples, explanations and exercises for use in the classroom or for self-study: The Writing Process, from assessing sources to proofreading Elements of Writing, practising skills such as making comparisons Vocabulary for Writing, dealing with areas such as nouns and adjectives, adverbs and verbs, synonyms, prefixes and prepositions, in an academic context Writing Models, illustrating case studies, reports, longer essays and other key genres This is an up-to-date book that reflects the interests and issues of contemporary Business Studies, with revised exercises, updated reading texts and a new glossary to ensure accessibility and maximise usability. Students wanting to expand their academic potential will find this practical and easy-to-use book an invaluable guide to writing in English for their degree courses, and it will also help students planning a career with international companies or organisations, where proficiency in written English is a key skill. All aspects of writing clearly explained, with full glossary for reference Full range of practice exercises, with answer key included Use of authentic academic texts Fully updated, with sections on finding electronic sources and evaluating internet material
A self-study programme of work for International Students undertaking higher education courses at College or University. Mark Cholij (BA., MA., PGCE) is a graduate of Cambridge University (St Catharine’s College) and the author of a number of language books, including the popular series ‘English Basics 1,2, 3: Practice and Revision’ published by Cambridge University Press. The author is currently Head of English and Study Skills at Kensington College of Business, London, UK where he teaches a wide range of international students undertaking the following courses: HNC, HND, University Foundation, BA, BSc, MBA and MSc. To see how the author teaches, please go to YouTube and type in Mark Cholij. This will give you free access to four of his academic lectures: Harvard Referencing (in-text citations), Harvard Referencing (the Reference List), Report Writing and Classic Disasters in Academic Writing.
I am a TESOL Instructor of English academic writing who has 5 years experience teaching essay writing to undergraduate ESL students for university entrance. This book is about the 5 step essay writing process only. It contains tips, ideas, and a basic process for ESL Students to follow. It doesn't contain anything about paragraph or essay essentials. They are covered in my first two books of the series Academic Writing Skills. Any international students including high school, graduate and undergraduate, and mature age will benefit greatly from understanding and applying the process. The book outlines the basic 5 steps which include: - Pre-write - Organize - First Draft - Revise and Edit - Final Copy The benefits to you are you will learn a practical 5 step essay writing process that works every time. The best part is you results will improve which means you and your instructor will be happy. Take action and you will write your way to a BA.
Academic Writing-a Handbook for International Students
Author: Stephen Bailey
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Academic Writing is for international students studying in colleges and universities where courses are taught in English. Those students who are not native speakers of English often find the written demands of their courses very challenging. In addition to learning academic English they need to adopt new conventions of style, referencing and layout. Students usually have to complete a variety of writing tasks during their studies, ranging from short IELTS essays to lengthy dissertations. This writing may be done either under exam pressure or as coursework. In addition, the type of writing they are asked to do depends on the subject they are studying: future lawyers will be given quite different tasks from potential pharmacists. Academic Writing recognises this variety of needs. It is a flexible course that allows students of all subjects and levels, from foundation to PhD, to practise those aspects of writing which are most important for their studies. The book is organised to provide maximum hands-on practice for students. They can work either with a teacher or by themselves, since the structure of the book has been made as simple as possible to allow them to find what they want quickly. Academic Writing is divided into four parts. In Parts 1 and 2 the focus is on key writing skills, while Parts 3 and 4 offer revision and reference. Parts 2 and 3 are organised alphabetically for easy access. Part 1: The Writing Process guides students from the initial stage of understanding the essay title, through notemaking and paraphrasing, to the organisation of the essay and finally proof-reading. Part 2: Elements of Writing deals with the skills that are needed for most types of assignment, such as making comparisons, giving examples and describing graphs. Part 3: Accuracy in Writing gives remedial practice in those areas that students often find confusing, such as using articles, passives or prepositions. Part 4: Writing Models offers examples of the types of writing that students commonly need, including letters and survey reports as well as essays. There is also a Writing Tests section for checking progress. The four parts are divided into sixty-one short units which teach practical writing skills and revise common difficulties. Each unit contains exercises, and a comprehensive answer key is given at the end. A system of cross-referencing helps students link related units together.
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.
Learn English Paragraph Writing Skills is an academic writing skills guide for International ESL students. The book is the first in a series of academic writing handbooks for international undergraduates, graduates, high school students, and mature age students of English as a second language. It was designed as supplementary guide to support IELTS and ESL students' regular English classes. It specifically addresses academic paragraph writing skills and development. In particular, it covers: - What academic writing is - Paragraph format and structure - Paragraph organisation In addition, it covers more comprehensively the areas of capitalization, punctuation, and sentence structure. This unique academic writing skills guide will teach you good academic writing skills for university entrance. Ideal for the International ESL Student. Get better results with Academic Writing Skills series. Write your way to BA.
Academic Writing for International Students of Science will help international students to develop their command of academic scientific writing in English. It guides students through the writing process itself, and will help them to produce clear, well-written and well-organised essays and reports. The book covers a range of issues such as how to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely, how to develop a coherent argument, and how to avoid plagiarism by making effective reference to sources. Through detailed analysis of authentic scientific texts, the book will enhance students’ understanding of the nature of academic scientific writing. This will enable them to understand how language and discourse function in a real scientific context. The texts serve as models of good writing and are followed by practice activities which will help students to develop their own writing skills. Key topics include: the writing process; academic scientific style; sentence structure; paragraph development; referring to sources; coherence, argument and critical thinking; academic and scientific conventions. This book will be an invaluable companion to those studying for a science or technology degree in an English-speaking institution. Informative study boxes, model answers and a clear, comprehensive answer key mean that the book can be used for self-study or with guidance in the classroom.
“Practical Academic Essay Writing Skills: An International ESL Students Essay Writing Handbook” is the second book in a series on Academic Writing Skills. The book was written for non-English speaking International ESL Students to gain university entrance, but by no means only for ESL students wanting to learn English academic writing. This practical guide can also be used by anyone such as a high-school student, an undergraduate or graduate student, or even a mature age student wishing to understand more about English academic essay writing. This book will help you produce consistent results and grades for your assignments and essays. With 5 years TESOL experience in practical English essay writing, the author has managed to make himself clearly understood by his students. This short but concise academic writing skills guide will teach you good academic writing skills. It is ideal for the International ESL Student. Write you way to a BA with the Academic Writing Skills series.
Author: Peter Chin,Samuel Reid,Sean Wray,Yoko Yamazaki
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
A three-volume essay writing course for students in American English. Academic Writing Skills 3 looks at the specific components of academic writing, such as avoiding logical fallacies, and synthesizing and improving the clarity of sentences. It is appropriate for advanced writing students needing to develop specific writing and analytical skills to complete academic writing tasks.
Miranda Legg,Kevin Pat,Steve Roberts,Rebecca Welland,Letty Chan,Louisa Chan,Wai Lan Tsang
Author: Miranda Legg,Kevin Pat,Steve Roberts,Rebecca Welland,Letty Chan,Louisa Chan,Wai Lan Tsang
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
This book features five theme-based units on cross-disciplinary academic English skills, focusing on the needs of first-year undergraduate students. Each unit covers academic writing, reading and speaking skills. The units progressively take students through the steps needed to complete three common academic assignments: the essay, report and tutorial discussion. These steps include searching for sources, note-taking, establishing personal stance, synthesizing information from multiple sources and structuring academic texts. Each unit also includes opportunities for students to analyze texts, apply their critical thinking skills, try out what they have learnt in productive tasks, as well as reflect upon their progress. It is aimed at first-time university students. Many of the readings in the book are related to China and the broader Asian context. As such, this textbook might appeal to first-year university students in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan.
Academic Skills for International Students emphasises students’ potential for flexibility and change, and shows them how, through understanding a new educational setting, and adapting their existing learning skills to this, they can acquire the learning habits of successful students. The book takes a unique approach by focusing in the first instance on what ‘learning and understanding’ means in the ‘Western’ educational paradigm and how international students can develop adaptive behaviour to enable them to operate in that paradigm. The elements of language development and improvement are then fitted in to that overall pedagogic approach.
A Complete Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists
Author: Anneliese A. Singh,Lauren Lukkarila
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond. The authors delve into nitty-gritty aspects of structure, style, and language, and offer a window onto the thought processes and strategies that strong writers rely on. Essential topics include how to: identify the audience for a particular piece of writing; craft a voice appropriate for a discipline-specific community of practice; compose the sections of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research article; select the right peer-reviewed journal for submitting an article; and navigate the publication process. Readers are also guided to build vital self-coaching skills in order to stay motivated and complete projects successfully. User-Friendly Features *Exercises (with answers) analyzing a variety of texts. *Annotated excerpts from peer-reviewed journal articles. *Practice opportunities that help readers apply the ideas to their own writing projects. *Personal reflections and advice on common writing hurdles. *End-of-chapter Awareness and Action Reminders with clear steps to take.
Author: Peter Chin,Samuel Reid,Sean Wray,Yoko Yamazaki
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
A three-volume essay writing course for students in American English. Academic Writing Skills 1 takes students through a step-by-step process from writing a paragraph to essays. It is appropriate for students new to academic writing who need general training in essay writing skills.