Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 3rd Edition
Essential Tasks and Skills
by Swales, Feak
ISBN: 978-0-472-12848-8 | Copyright 2012Tabs
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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.
|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)|