Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students by Stephen Bailey

By Stephen Bailey

So much overseas scholars have to write essays and reviews for assessments and coursework. but writing solid educational English is a not easy activity. This new version of educational Writing has been totally revised to assist scholars achieve this aim. sincerely organised, the path explains the writing procedure from begin to end. each one degree is verified and practised, from identifying compatible assets, examining, note-making and making plans via to re-writing and proofreading.
The ebook is split into brief sections which include examples, reasons and routines to be used within the lecture room or self-study. Cross-references let quick access to appropriate sections, and an entire resolution secret is included.
The third version has been constructed in line with feedback from either scholars and academics. that includes a brand new site, there's elevated assurance of plagiarism, argument, reason and influence, comparability, definitions and educational kind. various kinds of writing, together with reviews and literature reports, also are covered.
All overseas scholars desirous to maximise their educational strength will locate this easy-to-use, functional publication a precious advisor to writing in English for his or her measure classes.

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1), thinking critically about the sections in bold. Then answer questions 1–9. 1 The growth of the world wide web In the history of civilisation there have been many significant developments, such as the invention of the wheel, money and the telephone, but the development of the internet is perhaps the most crucial of all. In the space of a few years the world wide web has linked buyers in New York to sellers in Mumbai and teachers in Berlin to students in Cairo, so that few people can imagine life without it.

Read it critically and decide whether you could use it in your work. 4 How can we get the world’s poorest children into school? This is a difficult question with no easy answer. In 1999 the UN adopted a set of goals called ‘Education for All’, but in many countries there has been little progress towards these aims. In Nigeria, for instance, the number of children not going to school has hardly changed since then. It is estimated that worldwide about 72m children never attend school, 45 per cent of whom are in sub-Saharan Africa.

From The Age of Revolution by Eric Hobsbawm, 1995, p. 45) 34 Part 1 The writing process (a) Between 1830 and 1850 there was very rapid development in railway construction worldwide. Two periods of especially feverish growth were 1835–7 and 1844–7. It is hard to understand the reason for this intense activity, since railways were not particularly profitable investments and some produced no return at all. (Hobsbawm, 1995: 45) (b) There were only a few dozen miles of railways in 1830, including the Liverpool to Manchester line.

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