In Focus Strategies for Academic Writers

ISBN-10: 0472030752
ISBN-13: 9780472030750
Edition: 2005
Authors: Myra Ann Shulman
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 9/19/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Native and nonnative speakers who need a concise guide to academic writing will appreciate this useful book. In Focus: Strategies for Academic Writers covers a wide variety of common academic writing tasks, including paragraphs, summaries, short essays, critical reviews, synthesis papers, argumentative papers, research papers, and impromptu response writing. This textbook incorporates the process approach to writing and presents strategies for every aspect of the pre-writing and writing process. The Focus Approach helps students analyze the writing task at hand and clarify the goals of their projects, while the Power Writing Process allows students to complete the writing and revision of their assignments one step at a time. The textbook also addresses the problem of writer's block and provides techniques to help students cope with anxiety associated with writing. This is the first book in a two-book IN FOCUS writing series. Myra Shulman is faculty, Georgetown University.

The focused writer
The power writing process
Writer's block
Skillful proofreading and editing
Effective style
The cohesive paragraph
The accurate summary
The logical essay
The objective critical review
The balanced synthesis
The persuasive argument
The scholarly research paper
Your authentic voice
Definitions of writing terms
Examples of writing styles
Sentence connectors
The power writing process
Writing evaluation forms
Internet research
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