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By Stephen Bailey

So much foreign scholars have to write essays and stories for assessments and coursework, yet writing reliable educational English is among the such a lot tough projects scholars face. This new, fourth version of educational Writing: A guide for overseas scholars has been thoroughly revised to aid scholars achieve this goal.
The 4 major components of educational Writing are:
The writing process
Elements of writing
Vocabulary for writing
Writing models
Each half is split into brief devices which include examples, factors and routines, to be used within the lecture room or for self-study. The devices are sincerely organised to permit lecturers and scholars locate the assistance they wish with writing projects, whereas cross-referencing permits quick access to suitable sections.

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Write down the most useful titles. (b) Look for a few relevant journal articles, using the library portal. Write a reference for each article. 3 Reading Developing Critical Approaches Students are expected to take a critical approach to sources, and this requires a good understanding of written texts. This unit: • • • explains effective reading methods examines common text features, including abstracts explores and practises a critical analysis of texts 1 Reading methods It is easy for students to underestimate the importance of reading skills.

Care at this stage will save wasted effort later. The more detail you include in your outline, the easier the writing process will be. Note that for coursework, it is usually better to write the main body first, then the introduction and finally the conclusion. Therefore, you may prefer to outline just the main body at this stage. There is no fixed pattern for an outline; different methods appeal to different students. ’ (a) The outline might be a list: 1 Benefits for buyers • greater convenience in shopping by computer at any time • lower prices • better choice 2 Benefits for sellers • cost saving by centralising distribution • global customer base • 24/7 trading (b) An alternative is a mind map: Greater convenience in shopping by computer at any time Benefits for buyers Lower prices Cost saving by centralising distribution 24/7 trading Better choice Global customer base Benefits for sellers ᭿ Discuss the advantages and drawbacks of each method with a partner.

Is the language of the text in a suitable academic style? g. spelling mistakes, which suggest a careless approach)? ᭿ Compare these two Internet texts on deforestation (the loss of forests). Which is likely to be more reliable? 1 We are destroying the last of our vital natural resources, just as we are starting to wake up to how precious they are. Rainforest once covered 14 per cent of the land now it’s down to a mere 6 per cent. Scientists predict that the rest could disappear in less than 40 years.

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