Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students by Stephen Bailey

By Stephen Bailey

Such a lot foreign scholars have to write essays and studies for tests and coursework, yet writing stable educational English is likely one of the such a lot hard initiatives scholars face. This new, fourth variation of educational Writing: A instruction manual for foreign scholars has been thoroughly revised to assist scholars succeed in this goal.
The 4 major components of educational Writing are:
The writing process
Elements of writing
Vocabulary for writing
Writing models
Each half is split into brief devices which comprise examples, factors and routines, to be used within the lecture room or for self-study. The devices are truly organised to permit lecturers and scholars locate the assistance they wish with writing projects, whereas cross-referencing permits easy accessibility to correct sections.

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However, it is not a good excuse to say that you did not know the rules of plagiarism, or that you did not have time to write in your own words. Nor is it adequate to say that the rules are different in your own country. In general, anything that is not common knowledge or your own ideas and research (published or not) must be cited and referenced. 4 Avoiding plagiarism by summarising and paraphrasing Quotations should not be overused, so you must learn to paraphrase and summarise in order to include other writers’ ideas in your work.

Bibliography These are the sources the author has used but not specifically referred to. A bibliography is not required for most short writing tasks. ) Index An alphabetical list of all the topics and names mentioned in a book. If, for example, you are looking for information about a person, the index will tell you if that person is mentioned, and how often. 3 Reading abstracts Abstracts are normally found in peer-reviewed journal articles, where they are a kind of summary to allow researchers to decide if it is worth reading the full article.

If the list is electronic, there will be links to the library catalogue to let you check on the availability of the material. If the list is printed, you will have to use the library catalogue to find the texts. You do not have to read every word of a book because it is on the list. Your teacher will probably suggest which pages to read, and also tell you which parts are the most important. On reading lists, you will find the following formats: Books Miles T. R. Dyslexia: a hundred years on/T. R.

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