Commentary for Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills / Edition 2

Commentary for Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills / Edition 2

by John M. Swales, Christine Feak
     
 


The second edition of this successful guide to writing for graduate-and undergraduate-students has been modified to include updates and replacements of older data sets; an increased range of disciplines with tasks such as nursing, marketing, and art history; discussions of discourse analysis; a broader discussion of e-mail use that includes current e-mail… See more details below

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The second edition of this successful guide to writing for graduate-and undergraduate-students has been modified to include updates and replacements of older data sets; an increased range of disciplines with tasks such as nursing, marketing, and art history; discussions of discourse analysis; a broader discussion of e-mail use that includes current e-mail practices.

Like its predecessor, this 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.
" helps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472088577
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
03/26/2004
Series:
Michigan Series in English for Academic & Professional Purposes
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1An approach to academic writing1
Unit 2Writing general-specific texts17
Unit 3Problem, process, and solution34
Unit 4Data commentary49
Unit 5Writing summaries63
Unit 6Writing critiques73
Unit 7Constructing a research paper I89
Unit 8Constructing a research paper II99
App. 1Articles in academic writing113
Final observations117

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