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Analysing Academic Writing

Analysing Academic Writing Book
Author : Louise Ravelli,Robert A. Ellis
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2005-12-07
ISBN : 9780826488022
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume covers the writing not only of native speakers of the language in which they are being taught, but also that of those to whom the language of pedagogy is secondary. Australian editors.

Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences Book
Author : Kristin Blanpain
Publisher : ACCO
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9033461137
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Increasingly, researchers are expected to write in English to reach an international audience. Many feel at a disadvantage to native speakers in getting their work published, even if their command of English is adequate for discussions and informal conversations. This book, specifically designed for the Humanities and Social Sciences, assists new and established scholars in the process of writing and editing English texts. Its objectives are threefold: - to give guidelines for using academic style and language and for writing specific academic genres, such as abstracts, research proposals and especially research articles; - to provide a wide range of vocabulary and grammar resources for practice and consultation; - to teach learners strategies for improving and editing their own writing. Examples and exercises are based on a corpus of academic texts, ensuring relevance and authenticity. The book can be used for self-study as well as in the context of an academic writing course. It can also serve as a reference work to be consulted when writing and editing texts.

Graduate Students Becoming Qualitative Researchers

Graduate Students Becoming Qualitative Researchers Book
Author : Char Ullman,Kate Mangelsdorf,Jair Muñoz
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-11-23
ISBN : 1351616447
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Through conducting an ethnographic study about doctoral students from traditionally underrepresented groups who are learning to conduct ethnographic research, this volume offers unique insight into the challenges and experiences through which these students develop their skills and identities as qualitative researchers. Foregrounding the stories and perspectives of students from minority backgrounds including Latinx, Black, differently abled, and queer students, Graduate Students Becoming Qualitative Researchers identifies how the process of learning to conduct ethnographic research underpins doctoral students’ success, confidence, and persistence in the academy. Chapters follow students during a one-year ethnographic research course during which they learn about ethnography, and also conduct observations, write field notes, interview participants, and gather artifacts. Offering important pedagogical insights into how ethnography and academic writing are communicated, the text also tackles questions of access and diversity within scholarship and highlights barriers to first-generation and minoritized students' success, including impostor syndrome, stereotype vulnerability, and access to time, knowledge, and capital. This volume will prove valuable to doctoral students, postgraduate researchers, scholars, and educators conducting qualitative research across the fields of education and rhetoric, as well as the humanities and social sciences. It will also appeal to those interested in multiculturalism and diversity within the education sector.

Writing Support for International Graduate Students

Writing Support for International Graduate Students Book
Author : Shyam Sharma
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-08-31
ISBN : 1351054961
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Using qualitative data collected from more than twenty universities across the US, Writing Support for International Graduate Students describes and theorizes agency- and advocacy-driven practices, programs, and policies that are most effective in helping international students learn graduate-level writing and communication skills. It uses compelling narratives and cases to illustrate a variety of program models and support practices that fostered the students’ process of academic transition and success. Employing an ecological framework, the book seeks to advance academic conversation about how writing scholars/instructors and program administrators, as well as other academic service professionals working with this student body, can formulate policies, develop programs, and implement practices that best help these students grow as writers and scholars in their disciplines.

Academic Writing Essentials A Guide for Postgraduate Students UUM Press

Academic Writing Essentials  A Guide for Postgraduate Students  UUM Press  Book
Author : Azlina Murad Sani
Publisher : UUM Press
Release : 2016-03-01
ISBN : 9670876451
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Academic Writing Essentials is a writing reference for masters and doctoral students whose first language is not English. This book will assist you in adjusting to the expectations of writing in English for a higher degree. It offers guidance on strategies and conventions that apply in most forms of postgraduate-level writing. Academic Writing Essentials is designed to facilitate self-study. Annotated examples from journal articles, writing frames and simple explanations help you to understand language, style and organizational features, and to apply the knowledge directly in your own writing. Features : Planning writing, Developing ideas, Integrating sources, Documenting sources, Synthesizing literature & Writing analytically. Highlights: Research proposal, Article review, Case analysis report & Literature review paper. Academic Writing Essentials is designed to facilitate self-study. Annotated examples from journal articles, writing frames and simple explanations help you to understand language, style and organizational features, and to apply the knowledge directly in your own writing.

Scientific writing for graduate students

Scientific writing for graduate students Book
Author : Council of Biology Editors. Committee on Graduate Training in Scientific Writing
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1968
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Scientific writing for graduate students book written by Council of Biology Editors. Committee on Graduate Training in Scientific Writing, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Demystifying Academic Writing

Demystifying Academic Writing Book
Author : Zhihui Fang
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-04-15
ISBN : 1000371549
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Informative, insightful, and accessible, this book is designed to enhance the capacity of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as early career scholars, to write for academic purposes. Fang describes key genres of academic writing, common rhetorical moves associated with each genre, essential skills needed to write the genres, and linguistic resources and strategies that are functional and effective for performing these moves and skills. Fang’s functional linguistic approach to academic writing enables readers to do so much more than write grammatically well-formed sentences. It leverages writing as a process of designing meaning to position language choices as the central focus, illuminating how language is a creative resource for presenting information, developing argument, embedding perspectives, engaging audience, and structuring text across genres and disciplines. Covering reading responses, book reviews, literature reviews, argumentative essays, empirical research articles, grant proposals, and more, this text is an all-in-one resource for building a successful career in academic writing and scholarly publishing. Each chapter features crafts for effective communication, authentic writing examples, practical applications, and reflective questions. Fang complements these features with self-assessment tools for writers and tips for empowering writers. Assuming no technical knowledge, this text is ideal for both non-native and native English speakers, and suitable for courses in academic writing, rhetoric and composition, and language/literacy education.

Academic Writing and Referencing for your Policing Degree

Academic Writing and Referencing for your Policing Degree Book
Author : Jane Bottomley,Steven Pryjmachuk,Martin Wright
Publisher : Critical Publishing
Release : 2020-02-12
ISBN : 1913063445
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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If you are embarking on a university criminology, policing or other law enforcement professional degree, the books in this series will help you acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and strategies you need to achieve your goals. They provide support in all areas important for university study, including institutional and disciplinary policy and practice, self-management, and research and communication. Tasks and activities are designed to foster aspects of learning which are valued in higher education, including learner autonomy and critical thinking, and to guide you towards reflective practice in your study and work life. Academic Writing and Referencing for your Policing Degree provides you with a sound knowledge and understanding of: what constitutes good academic writing in policing a range of strategies for writing successful essays and reports the importance of clarity and coherence in your writing about policing how to improve your academic style, grammar and punctuation, and formatting and presentation referencing conventions in the field of policing, and of how to avoid plagiarism.

Teaching Academic Writing as a Discipline Specific Skill in Higher Education

Teaching Academic Writing as a Discipline Specific Skill in Higher Education Book
Author : Ezza, El-Sadig Y.,Drid, Touria
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2019-12-27
ISBN : 1799822672
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It is now held that writing influences and is influenced by the discipline where it occurs. The representations that writers employ to produce and comprehend texts are said to be sensitive to the specificities of their disciplinary discourse communities. This exposes writers to divergent disciplinary demands and expectations on what counts as good and appropriate writing in terms of generic structure, discourse features, and stylistic preferences, reflecting dissimilar practices. Because of such exigencies, academic writing seems at times to be very challenging, especially for novice scholars. Thus, any attempt to perceive the function of academic writing in higher education or to evaluate its quality should not discard the shaping force of the disciplines. Teaching Academic Writing as a Discipline-Specific Skill in Higher Education is a critical scholarly resource that examines the role of writing within academic circles and the disciplinary practices of writing in scholastic environments. The book will also explore the particular difficulties that confront writers in the disciplines as well as the endeavors of educational institutions to develop discipline-specific writing traditions among practicing and novice scholars. Featuring a range of topics such as blended learning, data interpretation, and knowledge construction, this book is essential for instructors, academicians, administrators, professors, researchers, and students.

Learning from the Lived Experiences of Graduate Student Writers

Learning from the Lived Experiences of Graduate Student Writers Book
Author : Shannon Madden,Michele Eodice,Kirsten T. Edwards,Alexandria Lockett
Publisher : University Press of Colorado
Release : 2020-07-01
ISBN : 1607329581
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Learning from the Lived Experiences of Graduate Student Writers is a timely resource for understanding and resolving some of the issues graduate students face, particularly as higher education begins to pay more critical attention to graduate student success. Offering diverse approaches for assisting this demographic, the book bridges the gap between theory and practice through structured examination of graduate students’ narratives about their development as writers, as well as researched approaches for enabling these students to cultivate their craft. The first half of the book showcases the voices of graduate student writers themselves, who describe their experiences with graduate school literacy through various social issues like mentorship, access, writing in communities, and belonging in academic programs. Their narratives illuminate how systemic issues significantly affect graduate students from historically oppressed groups. The second half accompanies these stories with proposed solutions informed by empirical findings that provide evidence for new practices and programming for graduate student writers. Learning from the Lived Experiences of Graduate Student Writers values student experience as an integral part of designing approaches that promote epistemic justice. This text provides a fresh, comprehensive, and essential perspective on graduate writing and communication support that will be useful to administrators and faculty across a range of disciplines and institutional contexts. Contributors: Noro Andriamanalina, LaKela Atkinson, Daniel V. Bommarito, Elizabeth Brown, Rachael Cayley, Amanda E. Cuellar, Kirsten T. Edwards, Wonderful Faison, Amy Fenstermaker, Jennifer Friend, Beth Godbee, Hope Jackson, Karen Keaton Jackson, Haadi Jafarian, Alexandria Lockett, Shannon Madden, Kendra L. Mitchell, Michelle M. Paquette, Shelley Rodrigo, Julia Romberger, Lisa Russell-Pinson, Jennifer Salvo-Eaton, Richard Sévère, Cecilia D. Shelton, Pamela Strong Simmons, Jasmine Kar Tang, Anna K. Willow Treviño, Maurice Wilson, Anne Zanzucchi

Academic Writing and Reader Engagement

Academic Writing and Reader Engagement Book
Author : Niall Curry
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-06-08
ISBN : 1000394514
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Academic Writing and Reader Engagement offers a concise linguistic description of the use and functions of questions in English, French and Spanish and discusses their value to the teaching of academic writing. This book: Enables a better understanding of how writers engage readers in academic writing in English, French, and Spanish and where each language behaves similarly or differently; Explains how authors express opinions, organise discourse and create relationships with readers via questions in their academic writing and the various functions questions perform; Brings together research on corpus and contrastive linguistics, highlighting how these two fields can support one another; Offers a thorough investigation of reader engagement markers from a range of linguistic perspectives and considers how knowledge of these markers could be applied to the teaching and learning of academic writing in each language; Employs corpus data totalling approximately 1.2 million words from all three languages to illustrate the varying roles and representations of questions in each language. Providing an invaluable resource for scholars learning to communicate successfully within their academic community, as well as teachers of English, French and/or Spanish for academic purposes, this book is key reading for students and researchers of academic discourse, contrastive linguistics and corpus linguistics.

The Productive Graduate Student Writer

The Productive Graduate Student Writer Book
Author : Jan E. Allen
Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
Release : 2019-07-02
ISBN : 1620368935
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is for graduate students--and others--who want to become more productive writers. It's especially written for those who want to: • increase their motivation, focus, and persistence to move a project to completion • overcome procrastination and perfectionistic tendencies • reduce (or write in spite of) their anxiety and fear of writing • manage their time, work, energy (and advisor) for greater productivity The process or craft of sustained writing is not a matter that’s taught to undergraduate or graduate students as part of their studies, leaving most at sea about how to start a practice that is central to a career in academe and vital in many other professional occupations. This book grew out of conversations Jan Allen has held with her graduate students for over 30 years and reflects the fruit of the writing workshops and boot camps she has conducted at three universities, her own and numerous colleagues’ experiences with writing and advising, as well as the feedback she receives from her popular Productive Writer listserv. While Jan Allen recognizes that writing is not an innate talent for most of us, she demonstrates that it is a process based on skills which we can identify, learn, practice and refine. She focuses both on the process and habits of writing as well as on helping you uncover what kind of writer are you, and reflect on your challenges and successes. With a light touch and an engaging sense of humor, she proposes strategies to overcome procrastination and distractions, and build a writing practice to enable you to become a more productive and prolific writer. Jan Allen proposes that you read one of her succinct chapters – each devoted to a specific strategy or writing challenge – each day, or once a week. When you find one that increases your concentration, motivation or endurance, make it a habit. Try it for two weeks, charting the resulting increased productivity. It will become part of your repertoire of writing and productivity tools to which you can progressively add.

Discipline Specific Writing

Discipline Specific Writing Book
Author : John Flowerdew,Tracey Costley
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-09-13
ISBN : 1315518996
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discipline-Specific Writing provides an introduction and guide to the teaching of this topic for students and trainee teachers. This book highlights the importance of discipline-specific writing as a critical area of competence for students, and covers both the theory and practice of teaching this crucial topic. With chapters from practitioners and researchers working across a wide range of contexts around the world, Discipline-Specific Writing: Explores teaching strategies in a variety of specific areas including science and technology, social science and business; Discusses curriculum development, course design and assessment, providing a framework for the reader; Analyses the teaching of language features including grammar and vocabulary for academic writing; Demonstrates the use of genre analysis, annotated bibliographies and corpora as tools for teaching; Provides practical suggestions for use in the classroom, questions for discussion and additional activities with each chapter. Discipline-Specific Writing is key reading for students taking courses in English for Specific Purposes, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, TEFL and CELTA.

Teaching Academic Writing

Teaching Academic Writing Book
Author : Caroline Coffin,Mary Jane Curry,Sharon Goodman,Ann Hewings,Theresa Lillis,Joan Swann
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2005-07-26
ISBN : 1134507321
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Student academic writing is at the heart of teaching and learning in higher education. Students are assessed largely by what they write, and need to learn both general academic conventions as well as disciplinary writing requirements in order to be successful in higher education. Teaching Academic Writing is a 'toolkit' designed to help higher education lecturers and tutors teach writing to their students. Containing a range of diverse teaching strategies, the book offers both practical activities to help students develop their writing abilities and guidelines to help lecturers and tutors think in more depth about the assessment tasks they set and the feedback they give to students. The authors explore a wide variety of text types, from essays and reflective diaries to research projects and laboratory reports. The book draws on recent research in the fields of academic literacy, second language learning, and linguistics. It is grounded in recent developments such as the increasing diversity of the student body, the use of the Internet, electronic tuition, and issues related to distance learning in an era of increasing globalisation. Written by experienced teachers of writing, language, and linguistics, Teaching Academic Writing will be of interest to anyone involved in teaching academic writing in higher education.

Writing Programs Worldwide

Writing Programs Worldwide Book
Author : Chris Thaiss,Gerd Bräuer
Publisher : Parlor Press LLC
Release : 2012-07-30
ISBN : 160235345X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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WRITING PROGRAMS WORLDWIDE offers an important global perspective to the growing research literature in the shaping of writing programs. The authors of its program profiles show how innovators at a diverse range of universities on six continents have dealt creatively over many years with day-to-day and long-range issues affecting how students across disciplines and languages grow as communicators and learners.

Pedagogies in English for Academic Purposes

Pedagogies in English for Academic Purposes Book
Author : Carole MacDiarmid,Jennifer J. MacDonald
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2021-07-15
ISBN : 135016481X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

As the delivery of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) continues to expand internationally, so too must the literature available to support teaching. This volume showcases some of the research-informed work in this exciting and complex field, providing insights into EAP pedagogies employed in a diverse range of contexts. Drawing on the work of practitioners and practitioner-researchers, it responds to the repeated calls for a firmer link between theory, research and practice in language teaching, and provides a much-needed focus on pedagogy. From contexts where English is the principal dominant societal language or one of several official languages, to those where English-medium instruction (EMI) is common in higher education as an additional language for students and faculty, the chapters explore a range of geographical contexts, including Brazil, Canada, China, Norway, South Africa, Turkey, the UAE, the UK and the USA. Diversity is also represented in the range of types of EAP provision featured in this volume. Contributions focus on EAP for undergraduate and postgraduate students, from lower to advanced proficiency levels, before and during degree study, and in English for both general and specific academic purposes teaching, with discussion of consequences for on-going teacher education. Pedagogic responses and innovations to these varied contexts and needs are illustrated in the range of contributions, which provide insights into current practices in EAP globally.

Academic Writing

Academic Writing Book
Author : Eija Ventola,Anna Mauranen
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Release : 1996-03-15
ISBN : 9027285659
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Writing is crucial to the academic world. It is the main mode of communication among scientists and scholars and also a means for students for obtaining their degrees. The papers in this volume highlight the intercultural, generic and textual complexities of academic writing. Comparisons are made between various traditions of academic writing in different cultures and contexts and the studies combine linguistic analyses with analyses of the social settings in which academic writing takes place and is acquired. The common denominator for the papers is writing in English and attention is given to native-English writers’ and non-native writers’ problems in different disciplines. The articles in the book introduce a variety of methodological approaches for analyses and search for better teaching methods and ways of improving the syllabi of writing curricula. The book as a whole illustrates how linguists strive for new research methods and practical applications in applied linguistics.

Academic Writing

Academic Writing Book
Author : Maggie Charles,Susan Hunston,Diane Pecorari
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2011-10-20
ISBN : 144111730X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Contemporary research into written academic discourse has become increasingly polarised between two approaches: corpus linguistics and discourse analysis. This volume presents a selection of recent work by experts in academic written discourse, and illustrates how corpus linguistics and discourse analysis can work as complementary approaches. The overall introduction sets the volume against the backdrop of current work in English for Academic Purposes, and introductions to the each section draw out connections between the chapters and put them into context. The contributors are experts in the field and they cover both novice and expert examples of EAP. The book ends with an afterword that provides an agenda-setting closing perspective on the future of EAP research. It will appeal to reserachers and postgrduates in applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis and EAP.