academic writing a handbook for international students
Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students
Now in its fifth edition, Academic Writing helps international students succeed in writing essays and reports for their English-language academic courses. Thoroughly revised and updated, it is designed to let teachers and students easily find the topics they need, both in the classroom and for self-study.
The book consists of five parts:
The Writing Process
Elements of Writing
Vocabulary for Writing
The first part explains and practises every stage of essay writing, from choosing the best sources, reading and note-making, through to referencing and proofreading. The four remaining parts, organised alphabetically, can be taught in conjunction with the first part or used on a remedial basis. A progress check at the end of each part allows students to assess their learning. All units are fully cross-referenced, and a complete set of answers to the practice exercises is included.
New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English, and Writing Letters and Emails. In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Additional features of the book include:
Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and essays
Use of authentic academic texts from a wide range of disciplines
Designed for self-study as well as classroom use
Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level
Glossary to explain technical terms, plus index
Written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.
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