Inside Track to Successful Academic Writing

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Author: Andy Gillett,Angela Hammond,Mary Martala

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273749773

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 360

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Successful Academic Writing guides students through the whole process of academic writing, developing their ability to communicate ideas and research fluently and successfully. From understanding the task and planning essays or assignments, right through to utilising feedback, it will ensure students are able to get much more out of the writing process.

Successful Academic Writing

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Author: Andy Gillet,Angela Hammond,Mary Martala-Lockett

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780273721710

Category: Academic writing

Page: 334

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Successful Academic Writing guides students through the whole process of academic writing, developing their ability to communicate ideas and research fluently and successfully. From understanding the task and planning essays or assignments, right through to utilising feedback, it will ensure students are able to get much more out of the writing process.

Inside Track to Writing Dissertations and Theses

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Author: Neil Murray,David Beglar

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273749765

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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Successful Dissertation Writing guides students through the involved process of writing an academic dissertation, developing their ability to communicate ideas and research fluently and successfully. From conducting research, working with a supervisor, understanding and avoiding plagiarism, right through to using feedback and editing to improve the written piece, it will help students master the more technical elements of producing well-written academic work.

Inside Track to Successful Academic Writing

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Author: Andy Gillett,Angela Hammond,Mary Martala

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0273727362

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 360

View: 8738

Successful Academic Writing guides students through the whole process of academic writing, developing their ability to communicate ideas and research fluently and successfully. From understanding the task and planning essays or assignments, right through to utilising feedback, it will ensure students are able to get much more out of the writing process.

Life on the Tenure Track

Lessons from the First Year

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Author: James M. Lang

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801895999

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Engaging and accessible, Life on the Tenure Track will delight and enlighten faculty, graduate students, and administrators alike.

Writing at University

A Guide for Students

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Author: Phyllis Creme,Mary Rosalind Lea

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335235476

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Writing at University offers guidance on how to develop the writing you have to do at university along with a greater understanding of what is involved in this complex activity. Writing is seen as a tool for learning as well as a product to be assessed. The importance of what you yourself can bring as a writer to your academic writing is stressed throughout the book. The book looks at an array of writing projects, including essays, reports and dissertations, and analyzes what is expected of each form of assignment. The authors provide examples of student writing and reflections on writing by both tutors and students. This edition includes new sections on: Making an argument and persuading your reader Using sources creatively Avoiding plagiarism Writing online Further sources of information about academic writing Writing at University is an essential resource for all college and university students, including postgraduates, who wish to develop their academic writing. It will also be an invaluable aid for tutors in supporting their students.

Inside Track to Academic Research, Writing & Referencing

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Author: Mary Deane

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1408237016

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 184

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Academic Research, Writing & Referencing will provide you with practical guidance and tips on searching for literature and referencing your sources in a scholarly manner, helping you to avoid plagiarism and to produce successful academic writing assignments whatever your course of study. With the in-depth understanding of the practice of integrating and referencing academic sources and research into your writing that this book delivers, you will be better prepared to deal with – and succeed in - the full range of writing tasks that will be expected of you over the course of your academic studies and on into your chosen career.

Writing with Style: APA Style Made Easy

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Author: Lenore Szuchman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285077067

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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This accessible and invaluable workbook-style reference guide will help you smoothly make the transition from writing for composition classes to writing for psychology classes. In WRITING WITH STYLE, Sixth Edition, author Lenore T. Szuchman quickly and succinctly provides the basics of style presented by the Sixth Edition of the APA’s PUBLICATION MANUAL. Dr. Szuchman’s years of experience teaching writing-intensive courses give her an inside track on the trouble spots students often encounter when writing papers and dealing with APA style. In this book, you’ll learn how to avoid common errors and use the APA style with confidence. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Open Book

The Inside Track to Law School Success

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Author: Barry Friedman,John C.P. Goldberg

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454877324

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Open Book: The Inside Track to Law School Success, 2E is a book that every JD and LLM law student needs to read, either before classes start or as they get going in their 1L year. Now in an expanded second edition, the book explains in a clear and easygoing, conversational manner what law professors expect from their students both in classes and exams. The authors, award-winning teachers with a wealth of classroom experience, give students an inside look at law school by explaining how, despite appearances to the contrary, classes connect to exams and exams connect to the practice of law. Open Book introduces them to the basic structure of our legal system and to the distinctive features of legal reasoning. To prepare students for exams, the book explains in clear and careful detail what exams are designed to test. It then devotes a single, clearly written chapter to each step of the process of answering exams. It also contains a wealth of material, both in the book and digitally, on preparing for exams. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Open Book comes with a free suite of 18 actual law school exams in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property and Torts, written and administered by law professors. These exams include not only questions, but: (1) annotations from the professors explaining what they were looking for; (2) model answers written by the professors themselves; and (3) actual student answers, with professor comments that explain why certain answers were stronger of weaker. As Open Book explains, there is no better way to prepare for exams than by practicing, and these unique materials will enable students to get the most out of their pre-exam practice.

Handbook for Academic Authors

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Author: Beth Luey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521194989

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

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Whether you are a graduate student seeking to publish your first article, a new Ph.D. revising your dissertation for publication, or an experienced author working on a new monograph, textbook, or digital publication, Handbook for Academic Authors provides reliable, concise advice about selecting the best publisher for your work, maintaining an optimal relationship with your publisher, submitting manuscripts to book and journal publishers, working with editors, navigating the production process, and helping to market your book. It also offers information about illustrations, indexes, permissions, and contracts and includes a chapter on revising dissertations and one on the financial aspects of publishing. The book covers not only scholarly monographs but also textbooks, anthologies, multiauthor books, and trade books. This fifth edition has been revised and updated to align with new technological and financial realities, taking into account the impact of digital technology and the changes it has made in authorship and publishing.

Air & Light & Time & Space

How Successful Academics Write

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Author: Helen Sword

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674977637

Category: Education

Page: 280

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From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed 100 academics worldwide about their writing background and practices and shows how they find or create the conditions to get their writing done.

On Writing

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Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Inside Track to Critical Thinking and Analysis

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Author: Mary Deane,Erik Borg

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1408237008

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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This book is designed for students to use independently to enhance their critical thinking skills. It contains advice and examples of students’ writing to illustrate poor performance and demonstrate how to produce effective critical discourse. As university study requires students to demonstrate critical insight, this book shows how to develop this skill by breaking down the thinking and writing processes into steps. It also points out that critical thinking is valued in post-university employment and discusses how to prepare for professional writing.

IELTS on Track

Test Practice Academic

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Author: Stephen Slater,Donna Millen,Pat Tyrie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781876768362

Category: English language

Page: 216

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This book "offers IELTS and English for Academic Purposes practice material for self-study and class use. It includes 2 complete interviews with practice activities for the new IELTS Speaking Test as well as 6 Academic Reading and Writing Tests and 4 IELTS Listening Tests. The book and CDs (2) also provide test preparation for Speaking and Writing, 'Fast Track' strategy sections for each subtest, transcripts of all the recorded material, answers and answer sheet guidance. This latest version has a 'one-stop' section called, 'Quick Guide to a higher IELTS test score'." - product description.

Effective Academic Writing 3

The Essay

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Author: Jason Davis,Rhonda Liss

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: 9780194309240

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 184

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Effective Academic Writing presents the writing modes and rhetorical devices students need to succeed in an academic setting.

The PhDictionary

A Glossary of Things You Don't Know (but Should) about Doctoral and Faculty Life

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Author: Herb Childress

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022635931X

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Navigating academia can seem like a voyage through a foreign land: strange cultural rules dictate everyday interactions, new vocabulary awaits at every turn, and the feeling of being an outsider is unshakable. For students considering doctoral programs and doctoral students considering faculty life, The PhDictionary is a lighthearted companion that illuminates the often opaque customs of academic life. With more than two decades as a doctoral student, college teacher, and administrator, Herb Childress has tripped over almost every possible misunderstood term, run up against every arcane practice, and developed strategies to deal with them all. He combines current data and personal stories into memorable definitions of 150 key phrases and concepts graduate students will need to know (or pretend to know) as they navigate their academic careers. From ABD to white paper—and with buyout, FERPA, gray literature, and soft money in between—each entry contains a helpful definition and plenty of relevant advice. Wry and knowledgeable, Childress is the perfect guide for anyone hoping to scale the ivory tower.

Behind the Academic Curtain

How to Find Success and Happiness with a PhD

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Author: Frank F. Furstenberg

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022606624X

Category: Education

Page: 224

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More people than ever are going to graduate school to seek a PhD these days. When they get there, they discover a bewildering environment: a rapid immersion in their discipline, a keen competition for resources, and uncertain options for their future, whether inside or outside of academia. Life with a PhD can begin to resemble an unsolvable maze. In Behind the Academic Curtain, Frank F. Furstenberg offers a clear and user-friendly map to this maze. Drawing on decades of experience in academia, he provides a comprehensive, empirically grounded, and, most important of all, practical guide to academic life. While the greatest anxieties for PhD candidates and postgrads are often centered on getting that tenure-track dream job, each stage of an academic career poses a series of distinctive problems. Furstenberg divides these stages into five chapters that cover the entire trajectory of an academic life, including how to make use of a PhD outside of academia. From finding the right job to earning tenure, from managing teaching loads to conducting research, from working on committees to easing into retirement, he illuminates all the challenges and opportunities an academic can expect to encounter. Each chapter is designed for easy consultation, with copious signposts, helpful suggestions, and a bevy of questions that all academics should ask themselves throughout their career, whether at a major university, junior college, or a nonacademic organization. An honest and up-to-date portrayal of how this life really works, Behind the Academic Curtain is an essential companion for any scholar, at any stage of his or her career.

They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing    

Fourth Edition

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Author: Cathy Birkenstein,Gerald Graff

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393631672

Category:

Page: N.A

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This book identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing. It shows students how to frame their arguments as a response to what others have said and provides templates to help them start making the moves. The fourth edition features many NEW examples from academic writing, a NEW chapter on Entering Online Discussions, and a thoroughly updated chapter on Writing in the Social Sciences. Finally, two NEW readings provide current examples of the rhetorical moves in action.

Around the Writer's Block

Using Brain Science to Solve Writer's Resistance

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Author: Rosanne Bane

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 158542871X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

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A practical guide for aspiring writers who are struggling with common obstacles shares insights into the neurological processes that lead to writer's block, outlining a three-part plan for developing new and regular habits to overcome stress and render writing a source of creativity and growth. Original. 10,000 first printing.

How to Be a Happy Academic

A Guide to Being Effective in Research, Writing and Teaching

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Author: Alexander Clark,Bailey Sousa

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526449048

Category: Study Aids

Page: 240

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Want to be an effective, successful and happy academic? This book helps you hone your skills, showcase your strengths, and manage all the professional aspects of academic life. With their focus on life-long learning and positive reflection, Alex and Bailey encourage you to focus on your own behaviours and personal challenges and help you to find real world solutions to your problems or concerns. Weaving inspirational stories, the best of research and theory, along with pragmatic advice from successful academics, this book provides step-by-step guidance and simple tools to help you better meet the demands of modern academia, including: Optimising your effectiveness, priorities & strategy Workflow & managing workload Interpersonal relationships, and how to influence Developing your writing, presenting and teaching skills Getting your work/life balance right. Clear, practical and refreshingly positive this book inspires you to build the career you want in academia.