Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students / Edition 3

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Overview

Writing essays and dissertations can be a major concern for overseas students studying at English-medium colleges and universities. Virtually all courses contain a large degree of written assessment and it is essential to ensure that your writing skills meet the necessary standard. Academic Writing is a new kind of writing course for all international students who have to write exams or coursework in English. This practical book thoroughly explains the writing process and covers all the key writing skills.

Clearly organised into four parts, Academic Writing allows both teachers and students to quickly find the help they need with all writing tasks. Each part is split into short sections containing explanations, diagrams and practice exercises, for use in the classroom or self-study. Newly revised and updated, this second edition contains extra exercises and material - much of which has been suggested by teachers and students.

The text is complemented with cross-references and answers are provided to the exercises. Various writing models, such as CVs, letters and essays are also included. Thorough and authoritative, the book: Explains the writing process, from understanding the title to proofreading, Covers key writing skills such as referencing and paraphrasing, Contains twenty-three units on accuracy in writing, Is adaptable for both long and short courses. Any international student wishing to maximise his or her academic potential will find this practical and easy-to-use guide to writing in English a truly indispensable resource.

About the Author:
Stephen Bailey taught English to students in the Czech Republic, Spain, Japan and Malaysia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415595810
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 974,808
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Bailey is a freelance teacher and writer of materials for English for Academic Purposes. He has taught international students for many years at the University of Nottingham, UK, and has previously worked in the Czech Republic, Japan, Malaysia and Spain.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The writing process
Pt. 2 Elements of writing
Pt. 3 Accuracy in writing
Pt. 4 Writing models
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