Academic writing. A handbook for international students by Stephen Bailey

By Stephen Bailey

Most foreign scholars have to write essays and stories for checks and coursework. but writing solid educational English is a tough activity. This re-creation of educational Writing has been absolutely revised to aid scholars succeed in this aim. in actual fact organised, the direction explains the writing strategy from begin to end. each one level is established and practised, from picking out appropriate resources, examining, note-making and making plans via to re-writing and proofreading.

The booklet is split into brief sections which comprise examples, motives and workouts to be used within the lecture room or self-study. Cross-references enable quick access to correct sections, and a whole solution key's included.

The 3rd variation has been built according to feedback from either scholars and lecturers. that includes a brand new site, there's elevated assurance of plagiarism, argument, reason and impression, comparability, definitions and educational kind. diversified types of writing, together with studies and literature studies, also are coated.

All foreign scholars eager to maximise their educational capability will locate this easy-to-use, useful booklet a worthy advisor to writing in English for his or her measure classes.

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Is this true? 3 ‘. . ’ Is this claim credible? 4 ‘It is estimated that over 70 per cent of North Americans, for instance, have internet access . ’ No source given. Does this figure seem likely? ’ Is the first part true, and if so, is it caused by online shopping? 6 ‘ . . ’ If the first part is true, does the result logically follow? ’ Does the first part need any qualification? Is the conclusion justified? 8 Is the writer objective or biased? 9 Do I agree with this argument overall? 3 plagiarism CHAPTER In the English-speaking academic world it is essential to use a wide range of sources for your writing, and to acknowledge these sources clearly.

Most of them were projected in a few bursts of speculative frenzy known as the ‘railway manias’ of 1835–7 and especially in 1844–7; most of them were built in large part with British capital, British iron, machines and know-how. 7 per cent. (From The Age of Revolution by Eric Hobsbawm, 1995, p. 45) 34 Part 1 The writing process (a) Between 1830 and 1850 there was very rapid development in railway construction worldwide. Two periods of especially feverish growth were 1835–7 and 1844–7. It is hard to understand the reason for this intense activity, since railways were not particularly profitable investments and some produced no return at all.

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