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The Essentials of Academic Writing for International Students


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How much do you know about academic writing?

Part 1: Process and Skills

1.1 Introduction to Writing

1.2 Reading: Assessing Sources

1.3 Reading: Critical Approaches

1.4 Avoiding Plagiarism

1.5 Understanding Titles and Essay Planning Showing Cause and Effect

1.6 Finding Key Points and Note-making

1.7 Summarising and Paraphrasing

1.8 References and Quotations

1.9 Combining Sources

1.10 Organising Paragraphs

1.11 Introductions and Conclusions

1.12 Rewriting and Proofreading

Part 2: Elements of Writing

2.1 Academic Vocabulary: Nouns and Adjectives

2.2 Academic Vocabulary: Verbs and Adverbs

2.3 Making Comparisons

2.4 Numbers

2.5 Passives

2.6 Prepositions

2.7 Punctuation

2.8 Singular or plural?

2.9 Time markers

2.10 Visual information

Part 3: Writing Models

3.1 Reports

3.2 Longer Essays

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About the Author

Stephen Bailey is a freelance writer of materials for English for Academic Purposes. He has taught students in Barcelona, Tokyo, Johor Bahru and Prague, and more recently at Derby University and the University of Nottingham. His other books include Academic Writing, A Handbook for International Students and Academic Writing for International Students of Business (Routledge).

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