Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 3rd Edition

Essential Tasks and Skills

by Swales, Feak

ISBN: 978-0-472-12848-8 | Copyright 2012


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The third edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Students explains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres; includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising; shows how to write summaries and critiques; features Language Focus sections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; and helps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities.

Among the many changes in the third edition:
*newer, longer, and more authentic texts and examples
*greater discipline variety in texts (added texts from hard sciences and engineering)
*more in-depth treatment of research articles
*greater emphasis on vocabulary issues
*revised flow-of-ideas section
*additional tasks that require students to do their own research

*more corpus-informed content.

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Contents (pg. iii)
Unit One: An Approach to Academic Writing (pg. 1)
Unit Two: General-Specific and Specific-General Texts (pg. 55)
Unit Three: Problem, Process, and Solution (pg. 100)
Unit Four: Data Commentary (pg. 139)
Unit Five: Writing Summaries (pg. 188)
Unit Six: Writing Critiques (pg. 228)
Unit Seven: Constructing a Research Paper I (pg. 277)
Unit Eight: Constructing a Research Paper II (pg. 327)
Appendixes (pg. 390)

John M. Swales

John M. Swales is the author of Academic Writing for Graduate Students.

Christine B. Feak

Christine B. Feak is the author of Academic Writing for Graduate Students and Academic Interactions.