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English for Academic Writing (ebook)
English for Academic Writing (ebook)
Author:
Latisha Asmaak Shafie, Mohamad Fadhili Yahaya, Mahani Mansor, Nazira Osman
eISBN:
9789834724580
Description
This comprehensive academic writing guide is tailored for students who are pursuing academic writing courses at institutions of higher learning. It covers the essential skills and genres in 12 units, which are designed as independent units to make this book more accessible to all learners. The fundamentals covered for effective academic writing include the use of appropriate tone, structure, vocabulary, register and stance in academic writing and how to paraphrase, summarise, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information from academic texts. Besides that, students are guided on the importance of citing their sources of information using the APA format and how to prepare complete references properly. They are also guided on how to respond critically to the texts, plan and write essays, prepare annotations, write reports and describe non-linear texts, which are all critical elements for academic writing success. Detailed guidance notes are outlined clearly in the units to help students grasp the skills. These notes include simple and engaging activities that are graded to help them reinforce the skills that they have acquired. In addition, students are given independent learning activities after selected units to further improve their mastery of academic writing skills.
Table of contents
English for Academic Writing
1. Introduction to Academic Writing
2. Paraphrasing
3. Summarising
4. Documenting Sources using APA Format
5. Analysing Information from Texts
6. Synthesising Information from Texts
7. Evaluating Information from Texts
8. Responding Critically to Texts
9. Planning and Writing Essays
10. Writing Annotations
11. Writing Reports
12. Grammar, Vocabulary and Non-linear Forms
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