Academic Writing for Graduate Students
Essential Tasks and Skills


Academic Writing for Graduate Students
Author:John M. Swales
ISBN: 9780472034758
Course codes: 9ST14A

Like its predecessor, 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 contentThe commentary has been revised and expanded.



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