Academic Writing for Graduate Students Book
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Academic Writing for Graduate Students

  • Author : John M. Swales
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press ELT
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015066730063

Academic Writing for Graduate Students Excerpt :

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 discussion of discourse analysis, and tips for Internet communication.

Academic Writing for Graduate Students Book

Academic Writing for Graduate Students

  • Author : John M. Swales
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press ELT
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015059991060

Academic Writing for Graduate Students Excerpt :

A Course for Nonnative Speakers of English. Genre-based approach. Includes units such as graphs and commenting on other data and research papers.

Writing Support for International Graduate Students Book

Writing Support for International Graduate Students

  • Author : Shyam Sharma
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-08-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351054966

Writing Support for International Graduate Students Excerpt :

Using qualitative data collected from more than twenty universities across the US, Writing Support for International Graduate Students describes and theorizes agency- and advocacy-driven practices, programs, and policies that are most effective in helping international students learn graduate-level writing and communication skills. It uses compelling narratives and cases to illustrate a variety of program models and support practices that fostered the students’ process of academic transition and success. Employing an ecological framework, the book seeks to advance academic conversation about how writing scholars/instructors and program administrators, as well as other academic service professionals working with this student body, can formulate policies, develop programs, and implement practices that best help these students grow as writers and scholars in their disciplines.

Successful Academic Writing Book

Successful Academic Writing

  • Author : Anneliese A. Singh
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462529421

Successful Academic Writing Excerpt :

Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond. The authors delve into nitty-gritty aspects of structure, style, and language, and offer a window onto the thought processes and strategies that strong writers rely on. Essential topics include how to: identify the audience for a particular piece of writing; craft a voice appropriate for a discipline-specific community of practice; compose the sections of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research article; select the right peer-reviewed journal for submitting an article; and navigate the publication process. Readers are also guided to build vital self-coaching skills in order to stay motivated and complete projects successfully. User-Friendly Features *Exercises (with answers) analyzing a variety of texts. *Annotated excerpts from peer-reviewed journal articles. *Practice opportunities that help readers apply the ideas to their own writing projects. *Personal reflections and advice on common writing hurdles. *End-of-chapter Awareness and Action Reminders with clear steps to take.

Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers  Second Edition Book

Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers Second Edition

  • Author : Nigel A Caplan
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press ELT
  • Release Date : 2019-01-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780472037315

Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers Second Edition Excerpt :

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 postdoctoral researchers and faculty. Additionally, it describes the language of advanced academic writing with more than 300 real examples from successful graduate students and from published texts, including corpora. Each of the eight units in Grammar Choices contains: an overview of the grammar topic; a preview test that allows students to assess their control of the target grammar and teachers to diagnose areas of difficulty; an authentic example of graduate-student writing showing the unit grammar in use; clear descriptions of essential grammar structures using the framework of functional grammar, cutting-edge research in applied linguistics, and corpus studies; vocabulary relevant to the grammar point is introduced—for example, common verbs in the passive voice, summary nouns used with this/these, and irregular plural nouns; authentic examples for every grammar point from corpora and published texts; exercises for every grammar point that help writers develop grammatical awareness and use, including completing sentences, writing, revising, paraphrasing, and editing; and a section inviting writers to investigate discipline-specific language use and apply it to an academic genre. Among the changes in the Second Edition are: new sections on parallel form (Unit 2) and possessives (Unit 5) revised and expanded explanations, but particularly regarding verb complementation, complement noun clauses, passive voice, and stance/engagement a restructured Unit 2 and significantly revised/updated Unit 7 new Grammar Awareness tasks in Units 3, 5, and 6 new exercises plus revision/updating of many others self-editing checklists in the Grammar in Your Discipline sections at the end of each unit representation of additional academic disciplines (e.g., engineering, management) in example sentences and texts and in exercises.

Academic Communication Skills Book

Academic Communication Skills

  • Author : Li-Shih Huang
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Release Date : 2010-09-23
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761852803

Academic Communication Skills Excerpt :

This book is an excellent resource for either classroom instruction or for self-study. It provides effective confidence-building strategies that speakers can try when participating in a range of different academic interactions. By guiding both students and instuctors in examining common conversational challenges in academic environments.

The Productive Graduate Student Writer Book

The Productive Graduate Student Writer

  • Author : Jan E. Allen
  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620368930

The Productive Graduate Student Writer Excerpt :

This book is for graduate students--and others--who want to become more productive writers. It's especially written for those who want to: • increase their motivation, focus, and persistence to move a project to completion • overcome procrastination and perfectionistic tendencies • reduce (or write in spite of) their anxiety and fear of writing • manage their time, work, energy (and advisor) for greater productivity The process or craft of sustained writing is not a matter that’s taught to undergraduate or graduate students as part of their studies, leaving most at sea about how to start a practice that is central to a career in academe and vital in many other professional occupations. This book grew out of conversations Jan Allen has held with her graduate students for over 30 years and reflects the fruit of the writing workshops and boot camps she has conducted at three universities, her own and numerous colleagues’ experiences with writing and advising, as well as the feedback she receives from her popular Productive Writer listserv. While Jan Allen recognizes that writing is not an innate talent for most of us, she demonstrates that it is a process based on skills which we can identify, learn, practice and refine. She focuses both on the process and habits of writing as well as on helping you uncover what kind of writer are you, and reflect on your challenges and successes. With a light touch and an engaging sense of humor, she proposes strategies to overcome procrastination and distractions, and build a writing practice to enable you to become a more productive and prolific writer. Jan Allen proposes that you read one of her succinct chapters – each devoted to a specific strategy or writing challenge – each day, or once a week. When you find one that increases your concentration, motivation or endurance, make it a habit. Try it for two weeks, charting the resulting increased productivity. It will become part of your repertoire of writing and pro

Essential Actions for Academic Writing Book

Essential Actions for Academic Writing

  • Author : Nigel A. Caplan
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2022-03-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN 10 : 9780472037964

Essential Actions for Academic Writing Excerpt :

Essential Actions for Academic Writers is a writing textbook for all novice academic students, undergraduate or graduate, to help them understand how to write effectively throughout their academic and professional careers. While these novice writers may use English as a second or additional language, this book is also intended for students who have done little writing in their prior education or who are not yet confident in their academic writing. Essential Actions combines genre research, proven pedagogical practices, and short readings to help students develop their rhetorical flexibility by exploring and practicing the key actions that will appear in academic assignments, such as explaining, summarizing, synthesizing, and arguing. Part I introduces students to rhetorical situation, genre, register, source use, and a framework for understanding how to approach any new writing task. The genre approach recognizes that all writing responds to a context that includes the writer's identity, the reader's expectations, the purpose of the text, and the conventions that shape it. Part II explores each essential action and provides examples of the genres and language that support it. Part III leads students in combining the actions in different genres and contexts, culminating in the project of writing a personal statement for a university or scholarship application.

Incidents in an Educational Life Book

Incidents in an Educational Life

  • Author : John M. Swales
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press/ELT
  • Release Date : 2009-05-27
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : 9780472033584

Incidents in an Educational Life Excerpt :

divdivIncidents in an Educational Life chronicles the educational journey of John M. Swales. A leading scholar in the field of Applied Linguistics and its subfield of English for Specific Purposes, Swales has taught across the globe in places such as Italy, Sweden, Libya, the United Kingdom, and the University of Michigan. His memoir offers a rare glimpse into the professional journey of a prominent scholar and educator./DIV div /DIV divIncidents in an Educational Life explores the lessons Swales learned by teaching and by being taught. The story follows his gradual transformation from an English as a Second Language teacher to one of the leading international figures in his field, stopping along the way to tell the sometimes amusing, sometimes painful anecdotes that have made him the recognized educator he is today. His entertaining prose make this volume a must-read for anyone considering the field, or the many ways in which we all become teachers./DIV div /DIV divJohn M. Swales is one of the leading international scholars in the field of English for Specific Purposes. He retired in the summer of 2006 from the University of Michigan after teaching at multiple universities overseas. He is the co-author of the international bestseller Academic Writing for Graduate Students (3rd ed.). /DIV/DIV

The Birds of Washtenaw County  Michigan Book
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The Birds of Washtenaw County Michigan

  • Author : Michael A. Kielb
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN 10 : 0472065351

The Birds of Washtenaw County Michigan Excerpt :

A comprehensive account of bird sightings in Washtenaw County

English in Today s Research World Book

English in Today s Research World

  • Author : John M. Swales
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press ELT
  • Release Date : 2011-10
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 0472035045

English in Today s Research World Excerpt :

This book bundle includes the four volumes in the revised and expanded editions of English in Today's Research World. The bundle is ideal for libraries and teacher resource centers. The book bundle packages together these 4 volumes: Volume 1, Abstracts and the Writing of Abstracts; Volume 2, Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Review; Volume 3, Creating Contexts: Writing Introductions across Genres; and Volume 4, Navigating Academia: Writing Supporting Genres.

Learning from the Lived Experiences of Graduate Student Writers Book

Learning from the Lived Experiences of Graduate Student Writers

  • Author : Shannon Madden
  • Publisher : Utah State University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607329572

Learning from the Lived Experiences of Graduate Student Writers Excerpt :

Learning from the Lived Experiences of Graduate Student Writers is a timely resource for understanding and resolving some of the issues graduate students face, particularly as higher education begins to pay more critical attention to graduate student success. Offering diverse approaches for assisting this demographic, the book bridges the gap between theory and practice through structured examination of graduate students’ narratives about their development as writers, as well as researched approaches for enabling these students to cultivate their craft. The first half of the book showcases the voices of graduate student writers themselves, who describe their experiences with graduate school literacy through various social issues like mentorship, access, writing in communities, and belonging in academic programs. Their narratives illuminate how systemic issues significantly affect graduate students from historically oppressed groups. The second half accompanies these stories with proposed solutions informed by empirical findings that provide evidence for new practices and programming for graduate student writers. Learning from the Lived Experiences of Graduate Student Writers values student experience as an integral part of designing approaches that promote epistemic justice. This text provides a fresh, comprehensive, and essential perspective on graduate writing and communication support that will be useful to administrators and faculty across a range of disciplines and institutional contexts. Contributors: Noro Andriamanalina, LaKela Atkinson, Daniel V. Bommarito, Elizabeth Brown, Rachael Cayley, Amanda E. Cuellar, Kirsten T. Edwards, Wonderful Faison, Amy Fenstermaker, Jennifer Friend, Beth Godbee, Hope Jackson, Karen Keaton Jackson, Haadi Jafarian, Alexandria Lockett, Shannon Madden, Kendra L. Mitchell, Michelle M. Paquette, Shelley Rodrigo, Julia Romberger, Lisa Russell-Pinson, Jennifer Salvo-Eaton, Richard Sévère, Cecilia D. Shelton, Pamela Strong Simmons,

Second Language Writers  Text Book

Second Language Writers Text

  • Author : Eli Hinkel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135646530

Second Language Writers Text Excerpt :

This comprehensive and detailed analysis of second language writers' text identifies explicitly and quantifiably where their text differs from that of native speakers of English. The book is based on the results of a large-scale study of university-level native-speaker and non-native-speaker essays written in response to six prompts. Specifically, the research investigates the frequencies of uses of 68 linguistic (syntactic and lexical) and rhetorical features in essays written by advanced non-native speakers compared with those in the essays of native speakers enrolled in first-year composition courses. The selection of features for inclusion in this analysis is based on their textual functions and meanings, as identified in earlier research on English language grammar and lexis. Such analysis is valuable because it can inform the teaching of grammar and lexis, as well as discourse, and serve as a basis for second language curriculum and course design; and provide valuable insight for second language pedagogical applications of the study's findings.

Academic Writing Book

Academic Writing

  • Author : Stephen Bailey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-12-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135728793

Academic Writing Excerpt :

Ideal for overseas students studying at English-medium colleges and universities, this practical writing course enables international students to meet the required standard of writing and use an appropriate style for essays, exams and dissertations. Newly revised and updated to include extra exercises and material suggested by teachers and students, Academic Writing explains and demonstrates all the key writing skills and is ideal for use in the classroom or for independent study. Useful at every stage of an academic career and beyond, this indispensable book features: different styles and formats from CVs and letters to formal essays a focus on accuracy coverage of all stages of writing, from understanding titles to checking your work essential academic writing skills such as proper referencing, summarising and paraphrasing diagrams and practice exercises, complete with answers.

An a to W of Academic Literacy Book

An a to W of Academic Literacy

  • Author : Mary Jane Curry
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press ELT
  • Release Date : 2021-04-02
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 0472037730

An a to W of Academic Literacy Excerpt :

An A to W of Academic Literacy is designed for graduate students of all language backgrounds and at any level of study. It is created as a comprehensive reference for graduate students. As a glossary of terms, it can also be used as a supplemental textbook for graduate workshops and seminars and by writing consultants and instructors across the disciplines. The guide includes 65 common academic literacy terms and explores how they relate to genres, writing conventions, and language use. Each entry briefly defines the term, identifies variations and tensions about its use across disciplines, provides examples, and includes reflection questions. An appendix lists further readings for each entry. Unique to this volume are comments featuring the experiences of the graduate students who wrote the entries, comments that bring each entry to life and build a bridge to graduate student readers.