Effective Strategies for Academic Writing

That means the book can be useful throughout an academic career. The organization of the book mirrors the phases of an academic writing process: task orientation, making a plan, and writing.

Author: Jourica Catharina Jong

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ISBN: 9046964132

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Writing a proper scientific text is not an easy job. Academic reality is complex, and text requirements differ per discipline and per writing task. Then there is your research, the basis for your text, which also demands attention. Effective Strategies for Academic Writing shines a spotlight on the mechanisms of academic thinking, academic writing, and academic texts. It helps academic writers successfully complete their writing tasks. The author discusses strategies for small writing assignments like papers and essays and for more complex texts such as journal articles and BA/MA/PhD theses. That means the book can be useful throughout an academic career. The organization of the book mirrors the phases of an academic writing process: task orientation, making a plan, and writing. Efficient reading and effective use of feedback are also covered. The author describes all the steps that need to be taken to produce a good final product. The accompanying website provides additional theory, extra examples, and lots of helpful forms to work out the various steps. It also contains references to useful websites and books. The steps and examples are taken from many scientific disciplines and can be used for various kinds of writing tasks. They make Effective Strategies for Academic Writing an instructional and accessible book suitable for all academic writers. Joy de Jong was coordinator of the Nijmegen Centre for Academic Writing from 2007 until 2016, when she moved to Utrecht University to manage their Skills Lab. For over twenty-five years, she has developed and taught courses and led workshops on academic writing and its supervision. She is a member and co-founder of the Dutch Network for Academic Communication Skills (NACV) Bron: Flaptekst, uitgeversinformatie.

Strategies For Academic Writing

As mentioned in the Overview, this is the case of lacking in academic writing conventions, usually caused by poor ... As a strategy, the background of the study, in the previous section is supposed to set the scene for the focus of the ...

Author: Hajibah Osman

Publisher: UiTM Press

ISBN: 9789673636877

Category: Education

Page: 158

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This book focuses on writing strategies required for theses and academic reports. It is intended for research students particularly those at the post-graduate level who are at the writing stage of their study. The book is structured into chapters according to the generic structure of a thesis and examples are taken from six PhD theses representing the areas of humanities, social sciences, and science and technology. Excerpts are extracted from each chapter of the sample theses in its attempt to provide authentic examples. Emphasis is given to the use of textual strategies in writing the chapters based on the communicative purposes of each chapter.

Demystifying Academic Writing

Informative, insightful, and accessible, this book is designed to enhance the capacity of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as early career scholars, to write for academic purposes.

Author: Zhihui Fang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000371543

Category: Education

Page: 286

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Informative, insightful, and accessible, this book is designed to enhance the capacity of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as early career scholars, to write for academic purposes. Fang describes key genres of academic writing, common rhetorical moves associated with each genre, essential skills needed to write the genres, and linguistic resources and strategies that are functional and effective for performing these moves and skills. Fang’s functional linguistic approach to academic writing enables readers to do so much more than write grammatically well-formed sentences. It leverages writing as a process of designing meaning to position language choices as the central focus, illuminating how language is a creative resource for presenting information, developing argument, embedding perspectives, engaging audience, and structuring text across genres and disciplines. Covering reading responses, book reviews, literature reviews, argumentative essays, empirical research articles, grant proposals, and more, this text is an all-in-one resource for building a successful career in academic writing and scholarly publishing. Each chapter features crafts for effective communication, authentic writing examples, practical applications, and reflective questions. Fang complements these features with self-assessment tools for writers and tips for empowering writers. Assuming no technical knowledge, this text is ideal for both non-native and native English speakers, and suitable for courses in academic writing, rhetoric and composition, and language/literacy education.

Academic Writing and Dyslexia

This book presents a unique visual approach to academic writing and composition specifically tailored to the needs of dyslexic students in higher education.

Author: Adrian J. Wallbank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351966887

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This book presents a unique visual approach to academic writing and composition specifically tailored to the needs of dyslexic students in higher education. Readers will learn to successfully structure and articulate their ideas, get to grips with critical reading, thinking and writing, and fulfil their full academic potential. The ‘writing process’ is demystified and techniques for writing compelling, insightful and mark generating essays are conveyed via innovative and meaningful representations, templates, images, icons and prompts, specifically designed to meet the visual and ‘big picture’ strengths of dyslexic learners. A companion website offers supplementary exercises, examples, videos and a full range of downloadable templates and bookmarks. Written by a dyslexic for dyslexics, Academic Writing and Dyslexia is underpinned by extensive research. As a dyslexic student you will learn to present your thoughts with confidence, critically evaluate competing arguments and gain top marks. The book will help you bridge the gap between your existing coping strategies and the increased demands and rigours of academic writing at university. It will be an invaluable resource for dyslexic students, academics, dyslexia specialists, learning developers and writing tutors throughout the higher education sector.

Successful Academic Writing

Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond.

Author: Anneliese A. Singh

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462529421

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond. The authors delve into nitty-gritty aspects of structure, style, and language, and offer a window onto the thought processes and strategies that strong writers rely on. Essential topics include how to: identify the audience for a particular piece of writing; craft a voice appropriate for a discipline-specific community of practice; compose the sections of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research article; select the right peer-reviewed journal for submitting an article; and navigate the publication process. Readers are also guided to build vital self-coaching skills in order to stay motivated and complete projects successfully. User-Friendly Features *Exercises (with answers) analyzing a variety of texts. *Annotated excerpts from peer-reviewed journal articles. *Practice opportunities that help readers apply the ideas to their own writing projects. *Personal reflections and advice on common writing hurdles. *End-of-chapter Awareness and Action Reminders with clear steps to take.

In Focus

"In Focus: Strategies for Academic Writers is a concise guide for effective academic writing for native and nonnative speakers.

Author: Myra Shulman

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: PSU:000057169972

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 242

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Native and nonnative speakers who need a concise guide to academic writing will appreciate this useful book. In Focus: Strategies for Academic Writers covers a wide variety of common academic writing tasks, including paragraphs, summaries, short essays, critical reviews, synthesis papers, argumentative papers, research papers, and impromptu response writing. This textbook incorporates the process approach to writing and presents strategies for every aspect of the pre-writing and writing process. The Focus Approach helps students analyze the writing task at hand and clarify the goals of their projects, while the Power Writing Process allows students to complete the writing and revision of their assignments one step at a time. The textbook also addresses the problem of writer's block and provides techniques to help students cope with anxiety associated with writing. This is the first book in a two-book IN FOCUS writing series. Myra Shulman is faculty, Georgetown University.

The Art and Architecture of Academic Writing

This book is a bridge to confident academic writing for advanced non-native English users.

Author: Patricia Prinz

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027260772

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

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This book is a bridge to confident academic writing for advanced non-native English users. It emphasizes depth over breadth through mastery of core writing competencies and strategies which apply to most academic disciplines and genres. Tailored to students in EMI programs, the content was piloted and revised during a longitudinal writing study. The innovative approach prepares students to write for the academic community through the dual lenses of Art (developing a writer’s voice through choices in language, style, and topics) and Architecture (mastering norms of academic language, genre, and organization.) The user-friendly text maximizes time for writing practice and production by avoiding lengthy readings. Part 1 builds skills and confidence in writing by focusing on assignments that do not require research. Part 2 applies newly mastered principles, skills, and strategies to research-based writing. Students learn to incorporate thesis, research, and evidence into a process for academic writing by following the AWARE framework (Arranging to write, Writing, Assessing, Revising, and Editing.)

Voice and Feedback in Academic Writing

Voice and Feedback in Academic Writing: Strategies for Managing the Challenge is a small, affordable book with hints and tips and exercises that help alleviate the pain in the PhD writing process for students, the contents of which will be ...

Author: Jan Brace-Govan

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:898075551

Category: Academic writing

Page: 80

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Voice and Feedback in Academic Writing: Strategies for Managing the Challenge is a small, affordable book with hints and tips and exercises that help alleviate the pain in the PhD writing process for students, the contents of which will be relevant throughout their candidature. It is also a book that describes what is needed to make this experience more cooperative, and gives students a template to start their own writing groups.

Teaching Academic Writing

"Chapters address a full range of critical topics, including the context and process of academic writing, needs analysis, teaching approaches, the interrelationship between writing and vocabulary, intercultural perspectives, feedback and ...

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: UOM:39015079248954

Category: Education

Page: 187

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"Chapters address a full range of critical topics, including the context and process of academic writing, needs analysis, teaching approaches, the interrelationship between writing and vocabulary, intercultural perspectives, feedback and assessment. Each chapter includes Classroom Implications, tasks and techniques for teaching, and some possible exercises to use with students. Chapters begin with thought-provoking questions and end with a section designed to help users consider their own beliefs and classroom practices." -- Back cover.

Academic Writing Essentials A Guide for Postgraduate Students UUM Press

Academic Writing Essentials is a writing reference for masters and doctoral students whose first language is not English. This book will assist you in adjusting to the expectations of writing in English for a higher degree.

Author: Azlina Murad Sani

Publisher: UUM Press

ISBN: 9789670876450

Category: Education

Page: 156

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Academic Writing Essentials is a writing reference for masters and doctoral students whose first language is not English. This book will assist you in adjusting to the expectations of writing in English for a higher degree. It offers guidance on strategies and conventions that apply in most forms of postgraduate-level writing. Academic Writing Essentials is designed to facilitate self-study. Annotated examples from journal articles, writing frames and simple explanations help you to understand language, style and organizational features, and to apply the knowledge directly in your own writing. Features : Planning writing, Developing ideas, Integrating sources, Documenting sources, Synthesizing literature & Writing analytically. Highlights: Research proposal, Article review, Case analysis report & Literature review paper. Academic Writing Essentials is designed to facilitate self-study. Annotated examples from journal articles, writing frames and simple explanations help you to understand language, style and organizational features, and to apply the knowledge directly in your own writing.