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Academic Writing Skills for International Students

Academic Writing Skills for International Students ISBN: 9781352003758
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Academic Writing Skills for International Students

Series: Macmillan Study Skills
Author: Read, Siew Hean
Publisher: Red Globe Press
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781352003758
Publication Date: 2018
Level: C1 Advanced
Publishers' UK Price: £17.99
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This engaging guide will equip students who are non-native speakers of English with the tools and confidence to respond effectively and appropriately to written assignments at university. It supports students in the development of essential writing skills, such as structuring paragraphs and building an argument, and provides practical guidance on adhering to the conventions of academic writing. It guides students systematically through a series of text analyses which bring out key linguistic and....
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rhetorical features, making complex textual issues manageable and understandable for learners of all abilities.

This is an ideal self-study aid for non-native English speakers, both on pre-sessional language courses and on degree programmes, who need to get to grips with the conventions of academic writing.

FEATURES:
• Has a specific focus on assignment writing, with practical guidance on the various types of university writing, including case studies, essays, reports and research papers
• Takes an interactive approach to skills development, with a wide range of practical activities and skills audits throughout
• Includes annotated assignments from a range of subject areas which demonstrate effective application of academic writing principles and conventions
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Introduction
PART I: ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF ACADEMIC WRITING
Appropriate Writing Style
Correct Conventions for Using Sources
Clear Structure and Layout
Coherent Flow of Ideas
Accurate Use of Language
PART II: TYPES OF UNIVERSITY WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT
Essays
Case Studies
Reports
Literature Reviews
Research Proposals
PART III: DEVELOPING YOUR WRITING
Aspects of Development
Methods of Organisation
Introductions and Conclusions
Paragrap....
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h Structure and Construction
Techniques for Developing Your Writing
PART IV: PRESENTING A POINT OF VIEW: ARGUMENTATION
The Elements of Argumentation
The Issue and Thesis Statement
Structuring the Argument
Building the Argument
Argumentative Essays for Study
PART V: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Appendix A: Answers to Practice Activities
Appendix B: Language Charts
Appendix C: A Glossary of Grammatical Terms
Index.
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