Academic Writing for Graduate Students

Academic Writing for Graduate Students : Essential Tasks and Skills

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

The Commentary has also been revised and expanded.

This edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Students, like its predecessors, has many special features:

It is based on the large body of research literature dealing with the features of academic (or research) English and extensive classroom experience.
It is as much concerned with developing academic writers as it is improving academic texts.
It provides assistance with writing part-genres (problem-solutions and Methods and Discussion sections) and genres (book reviews,research papers).
Its approach is analytical and rhetorical-users apply analytical skills to the discourses of their chosen disciplines to explore how effective academic writing is achieved.
It includes a rich variety of tasks and activities, ranging from small-scale language points to issues of how students can best position themselves as junior researchers.

  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 27.94mm | 680.39g
  • Publication date: 09 Jul 2012
  • Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
  • Publication City/Country: Ann Arbor, United States
  • Language: English
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition Statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • ISBN10: 0472034758
  • ISBN13: 9780472034758
  • Bestsellers rank: 21,616

More Books:

Academic Writing for Graduate Students
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: John M. Swales
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

New material featured in this edition includes updates and replacements of older data sets, a broader range of disciplines represented in models and examples, a
Academic Writing for Graduate Students
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: John M. Swales
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

A Course for Nonnative Speakers of English. Genre-based approach. Includes units such as graphs and commenting on other data and research papers.
Academic Writing for Graduate Students
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: John M. Swales
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

New material featured in this edition includes updates and replacements of older data sets, a broader range of disciplines represented in models and examples, a
Writing Support for International Graduate Students
Language: en
Pages: 0
Authors: Shyam Sharma
Categories: Academic writing
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: Routledge

Writing Support for International Graduate Students describes and theorizes agency- and advocacy- driven practices, programs, and policies that are most effecti
Academic Writing for Graduate Students
Language: en
Pages: 356
Authors: John M. Swales
Categories: Academic writing
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

A Course for Nonnative Speakers of English. Genre-based approach. Includes units such as graphs and commenting on other data and research papers.
Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Wendy Laura Belcher
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-20 - Publisher: SAGE

This book provides you with all the tools you need to write an excellent academic article and get it published.
Commentary for Academic Writing for Graduate Students
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: John M. Swales
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

Companion volume to 'Academic writing for graduate students', 2nd ed.
Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers, Second Edition
Language: en
Pages: 217
Authors: Nigel A Caplan
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-04 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

Grammar Choices is a different kind of grammar book: It is written for graduate students, including MBA, master’s, and doctoral candidates, as well as postdoc
Essential Actions for Academic Writing
Language: en
Pages: 347
Authors: Nigel A. Caplan
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-03-09 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Essential Actions for Academic Writers is a writing textbook for all novice academic students, undergraduate or graduate, to help them understand how to write e
Re/Writing the Center
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Susan Lawrence
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-15 - Publisher: University Press of Colorado

Re/Writing the Center illuminates how core writing center pedagogies and institutional arrangements are complicated by the need to create intentional, targeted