Academic writing. A handbook for international students by Stephen Bailey

By Stephen Bailey

Most foreign scholars have to write essays and reviews for tests and coursework. but writing reliable educational English is a challenging job. This re-creation of educational Writing has been totally revised to assist scholars succeed in this objective. sincerely organised, the path explains the writing approach from begin to end. every one degree is verified and practised, from picking compatible assets, examining, note-making and making plans via to re-writing and proofreading.

The ebook is split into brief sections which comprise examples, factors and workouts to be used within the school room or self-study. Cross-references let easy accessibility to suitable sections, and a whole solution key's included.

The 3rd variation has been constructed based on feedback from either scholars and academics. that includes a brand new web site, there's elevated insurance of plagiarism, argument, reason and impact, comparability, definitions and educational type. assorted sorts of writing, together with reviews and literature experiences, also are lined.

All foreign scholars eager to maximise their educational capability will locate this easy-to-use, useful ebook a beneficial consultant to writing in English for his or her measure classes.

You can persist with Stephen's web publication on the following tackle:

http://academicwrite.blogspot.co.uk/

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4 ‘It is estimated that over 70 per cent of North Americans, for instance, have internet access . ’ No source given. Does this figure seem likely? ’ Is the first part true, and if so, is it caused by online shopping? 6 ‘ . . ’ If the first part is true, does the result logically follow? ’ Does the first part need any qualification? Is the conclusion justified? 8 Is the writer objective or biased? 9 Do I agree with this argument overall? 3 plagiarism CHAPTER In the English-speaking academic world it is essential to use a wide range of sources for your writing, and to acknowledge these sources clearly.

4 From understanding titles to planning ■ Working with a partner, brainstorm ideas for the title below. What are the benefits of learning a second language at primary school (age 6–10)? Are there any drawbacks to early language learning? 5 Essay length Coursework essays usually have a required length, normally between 1,000 and 5,000 words. You must keep to this limit, although deviations of 5 per cent more or less are generally acceptable. However, at the planning stage you need to consider what proportion of the essay to allocate to each part of the question.

Internet sources are plentiful and conveniently available, but you need to ask several questions about each site: • Is this a reputable website, for example with ac. (= academic) in the URL? • Is the name of the author given, and is he/she well-known in the field? • Is the language of the text in a suitable academic style? g. spelling mistakes, which suggest a careless approach? ■ Compare these two internet texts on deforestation. Which is likely to be more reliable? 1 We are destroying the last of our vital natural resources, just as we are starting to wake up to how precious they are.

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