Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 3rd Edition: Essential Tasks and Skills

Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 3rd Edition: Essential Tasks and Skills

by John M. Swales, Christine Feak
     
 

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Like its predecessor, the third edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Students explains 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

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Like its predecessor, the third edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Students explains 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 content
*binding that allows the book to lay flat when open.

The Commentary (teacher's notes and key) (978-0-472-03506-9) has been revised expanded. 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472034758
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
07/09/2012
Series:
Michigan Series in English for Academic & Professional Purposes
Edition description:
3rd Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
59,855
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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