Academic Writing for Graduate Students Essential Tasks and Skills

ISBN-10: 0472034758
ISBN-13: 9780472034758
Edition: 3rd 2012
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Description: Like its predecessor, the third edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Studentsexplains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres; includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and  More...

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List price: $26.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 7/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Like its predecessor, the third edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Studentsexplains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres; includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising; shows how to write summaries and critiques; features "language focus" sections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; and helps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities.Among the many changes in the third edition:*newer, longer, and more authentic texts and examples*greater discipline variety in texts (added texts from hard sciences and engineering)*more in-depth treatment of research articles*greater emphasis on vocabulary issues*revised flow-of-ideas section*additional tasks that require students to do their own research*more corpus-informed contentThe Commentary (teacher's notes and key) (978-0-472-03506-9) has been revised expanded. 

Introduction to the Thrid Edition
An Approach to Academic Writing
Audience
Purpose and Strategy
Organization
Style
Language Focus: The Vocabulary Shift-Verbs
Language Focus: The Vocabulary Shift-Nouns and Other Parts of Speech
Language Focus: Other Stylistic Features
Flow
Language Focus: Linking Words and Phrases
Presentation
Positioning
General-Specific and Specific-General Texts
Opening with General Statements
Opening with Statistics
Opening with Definitions
Writing a Definition
Some Common Ways to Define in Academic Writing
Language Focus: Verbs in Defining and Naming
A Brief Look at the Elements of Formal Sentence Definitions
Extended Definitions
Variations in Definations
Discussions of Schools of Thought
Specific-to-General Organization
Problem, Process, and Solution
The Structure of Problem-Solution Texts
Language Focus: Mid-Position Adverbs
Procedures and Processes
Language Focus: -ing Clauses to Indicate Cause and Effect
Language Focus: Passive Voice
Flow of Ideas in a Process Description
Language Focus: Indirect Questions
Introducing the Solution
Data Commentary
Strength of Claim
Structure of Data Commentary
Location Elements and Summaries
Language Focus: Verbs in Indicative and Informative Location Statements
Language Focus: Linking as Clauses
Highlighting Statements
Language Focus: An Introduction to Qualifications and Strength of Claim
Language Focus: Specific Ways of Moderating or Qualifying a Claim
Organization
Language Focus: Comparisons
Concluding a Commentary
Language Focus: Dealing with Unexpected Outcomes or "Problems"
Dealing with Graphs
Dealing with Chronological Data
Language Focus: Prepositions of Time
Writing Summaries
Considerations before Writing a Summary
Some Notes on Plagiarism
Paraphrasing
Careful Use of Synonyms
Language Focus: Identifying the Source
Language Focus: Summary Reminder Phrases
Syntheses of More than One Source
Language Focus: Showing Similarities and Differences
Writing Critiques
Book Reviews
Language Focus: Stating Opinions
Language Focus: Evaluative Language
Evaluating a Published Article
Language Focus: Unreal Conditionals
Language Focus: Evaluative Language Revisited
Critical Reading
Language Focus: Beginning the Critique
Language Focus: Inversions
Reaction Papers
Language Focus: Non-Standard Quotation Marks (Scare Quotes)
A Few Thoughts on Manuscript Reviews for a Journal
Constructing a Research Paper I
Types of Journal Publication
Short Communications (SCs) in Disciplines that Report Fieldwork
Longer Research Papers
Methods Sections
Language Focus: Linking Phrases in Methods Sections
Results Sections
Language Focus: Another Look at Location Statements
Language Focus: Special Verb Agreements
Language Focus: Making Comparisons
Constructing a Research Paper II
Introductions
Creating a Research Space
Language Focus: Citation and Tense
Language Focus: Negative Openings in Move 2
Language Focus: Purpose Statements and Tense
Discussion Sections
Language Focus: Levels of Generalization
Language Focus: Expressions of Limitation
Unfinished Business
Appendixes
The Grammar of Definitions
Articles in Academic Writing
Academic English and Latin Phrases
References
Index

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