Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students

5th Edition

Stephen Bailey

Routledge
Published December 1, 2017
Textbook - 314 Pages - 18 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138048744 - CAT# Y330330

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Summary

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
  • Language Issues
  • Vocabulary for Writing
  • Writing Models

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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