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The challenges of teaching and learning academic-level writing may be greater than ever before due to the prevalence of writing practices in social media and the growing internationalization of post-secondary education. The authors of Academic Writing use discipline-based research papers to discuss preliminary steps such as research, note-taking, summarizing, and drafting a proposal. They trace the development of scholarly papers through introductions, core paragraphs, and conclusions, and they close with essential chapters on writing in the sciences, and revision and proofreading. In its third edition, Academic Writing now offers chapter learning objectives, annotated passages that illustrate aspects of academic style, and a glossary. Furthermore, every chapter ends with articles that can be used for stylistic analysis. These rich pedagogical features accompanied by the authors’ clear step-by-step instructions make this book an ideal guide for all students who want to improve their academic writing skills.
- for both students and teachers: full-length research papers written by published scholars and by students
- for instructors: a complete supplementary package that contains PowerPoint slides, an exam bank, and ideas for student activities
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What’s the Occasion? Genre and Voice 1
Chapter 2 Hitting the Books: Research and Topic 11
Chapter 3 Moving Forward: Compiling a Research Notebook 41
Chapter 4 A Trial Run: Proposals as Research Bids 70
Chapter 5 Hello, Reader! Rhetorical Moves in Scholarly Introductions 109
Chapter 6 Hills and Valleys: The Big Country of Core Paragraphs 179
Chapter 7 Crossing the Finish Line: Rhetorical Moves in Scholarly Conclusions 242
Chapter 8 Freight-Train Nouns: The Density of Scientific Writing 267
Chapter 9 A Last Review: Revising and Proofreading 291
Copyright Acknowledgements 318