Academic Writing for International Students of Business

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Overview

Academic Writing for International Students of Business is the first book specially designed to assist overseas students studying Business or Economics courses in English. Most courses expect students to complete a variety of writing tasks as part of their assessment, such as essays, reports and projects. For many students these can be a major concern, but this book explains the writing process from start to finish and practises all the key writing skills.

Academic Writing for International Students of Business is clearly organised and can be used either with a teacher or for self-study. It is divided into four main parts:

  • the Writing Process, from assessing sources to proof-reading the completed work
  • elements of
    Writing, practising such skills as giving definitions and examples
  • accuracy in Writing, with 15 units on areas from abbreviations to verb tenses
  • writing models, which illustrate emails, CVs, reports and longer essays.

This pattern makes it easy for teachers or students to find the help they need with writing tasks. All the units include extensive practice exercises, and a full answer key is included. All the material has been thoroughly tested and revised.

This is an up-to-date course which reflects the interests and issues of contemporary Business studies. Critical reading, avoiding plagiarism and working in groups are dealt with in detail. This practical and easy-to-use guide will help students planning to progress onto a career with international companies or organisations, where proficiency in written English is an important asset.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415564717
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Bailey is a freelance writer of materials for English for Academic Purposes. He has taught students in Barcelona, Tokyo, Johor Bahru, Prague and Toulouse, and more recently in the UK at Derby University and the University of Nottingham. His other books include Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students (Routledge) and Heartlands: A Guide to D. H. Lawrence’s Midlands Roots (with Chris Nottingham) (Matador).

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Table of Contents

Teachers’ introduction Students’ introduction Academic writing quiz Acknowledgements Part I: The Writing Process 1.1Background to Writing 1.2 Critical Reading 1.3 Avoiding Plagiarism 1.4 From Understanding Titles to Planning 1.5 Finding Key points and Note-making 1.6Summarising and Paraphrasing 1.7 References and Quotations 1.8 Combining Sources 1.9 Organising Paragraphs 1.10 Introductions and Conclusions 1.11 Re-writing and Proof-reading 1.12 Working in Groups Part II: Elements of Writing 2.1 Argument and Discussion 2.2 Cause and Effect 2.3 Cohesion 2.4 Comparisons 2.5 Definite articles 2.6 Definitions 2.7 Examples 2.8 Generalisations 2.9 Passives 2.10 Problems and Solutions 2.11 Punctuation 2.12 Singular or plural? 2.13 Style 2.14 Visual Information Part III: Vocabulary for Writing 3.1 Approaches to Vocabulary 3.2 Abbreviations 3.3 Academic Vocabulary- Nouns and adjectives 3.4 Academic Vocabulary - Verbs and adverbs 3.5 Conjunctions 3.6Numbers 3.7Prefixes and Suffixes 3.8 Prepositions 3.9 Synonyms 3.10 Time Markers Part IV: Writing Models 4.1 Case Studies 4.2 Formal Letters 4.3 Literature Reviews 4.4 Longer Essays 4.5 Reports 4.6 Surveys 4.7 Taking Ideas from Sources Answers Glossary Index

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