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 ....
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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
The Commentary has been revised and expanded.