Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students by Stephen Bailey

By Stephen Bailey

Most overseas scholars have to write essays and stories for checks and coursework, yet writing sturdy educational English is without doubt one of the such a lot challenging projects scholars face. This new, fourth version of Academic Writing: A guide for foreign Students has been thoroughly revised to aid scholars achieve this aim.

The 4 major elements of Academic Writing are:

  • The writing method
  • Elements of writing
  • Vocabulary for writing
  • Writing types

Each half is split into brief devices which comprise examples, causes and workouts, to be used within the school room or for self-study. The devices are sincerely organised to permit lecturers and scholars locate the assistance they wish with writing tasks, while cross-referencing permits easy accessibility to appropriate sections.

In the 1st half, every one level of the writing procedure is tested and practised, from determining compatible resources, examining, note-making and making plans via to re-writing and proof-reading.

The fourth version of this renowned direction builds at the good fortune of the sooner variants, and has a unique specialise in the important subject of educational vocabulary partly 3, Vocabulary for Writing. half 3 bargains with components similar to nouns and adjectives, adverbs and verbs, synonyms, prefixes and prepositions, in an instructional context. extra key beneficial properties of the booklet include:

  • All components of writing are basically defined, with a whole thesaurus for reference
  • Models supplied for every type of educational texts: essays, experiences, reports and case-studies
  • Full variety of perform routines, with resolution key included
  • Use of actual educational texts
  • A better half site deals extra perform with various extra exercises
  • Fully up to date, with sections on discovering digital assets and comparing web material

All overseas scholars desirous to maximise their educational strength will locate this useful and easy-to-use ebook a useful consultant to writing in English for his or her measure classes.

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Use the same techniques to paraphrase the following text. Before the last century no humans had visited Antarctica, and even today the vast continent has a winter population of fewer than 200 people. However, a recent report from a New Zealand government agency outlines the scale of the pollution problem in the ice and snow. Although untouched compared with other regions in the world, the bitter cold of Antarctica means that the normal process of decay is prevented. As a result some research stations are surrounded by the rubbish of nearly 60 years’ operations.

C) It is important to show that you are familiar with current research. This can be demonstrated using phrases such as: A number of researchers have examined this issue, notably . . Various investigations have explored the subject, especially . . d) You must show the importance of the topic. This can be either in the academic world, or as a contemporary issue of wider relevance. 54 The Writing Process: Writing Stages As privatisation is increasingly seen as a remedy for economic ills in many other countries, it is worth examining its impact in Britain, which was a pioneer in this process.

Summarise the following article in about 75 words. South Korea is planning to move its capital from Seoul to a new site in the middle of the country. Although Seoul has been the capital since the fourteenth century, the city of over 20 million is now very crowded, and also close to the hostile armies of North Korea. The new capital is planned to cost $45 billion, with construction finishing by 2012. There is, however, strong opposition to the project, since similar schemes in other countries have taken far longer and cost much more than originally planned.

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