Academic Writing, second edition

Academic Writing, second edition

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Janet Giltrow's Academic Writing: Writing and Reading in the Disciplines has been widely acclaimed in all its editions as a superb textbooka€”and an important contribution to the pedagogy of introducing university and college students to the conventions of writing in an academic milieu. Giltrow draws meaningfully on theory, especially genre theory, while using specific texts to keep the discussion grounded in the particular. Exercises throughout help students to interpret, summarize, analyze, and compare examples of academic and scholarly writing. The book is intended to demystify scholarly genres, shedding light on their discursive conventions and on academic readers' expectations and values. Academic Writing: An Introduction is a concise version of the full work, designed to be more compact and accessible for use in one-term writing courses. This new edition has been revised throughout and contains many new exercises, updated examples, an expanded discussion of research writing in the sciences, new glossary entries, and a new section on research ethics and the moral compass of the disciplines.In the schoolroom essay, introductions are often determined by models relating to a number of elements of the social situation, including the ... For example, think of the advice high school students are routinely given for writing introductions for five-paragraph essays: begin with a generalization, narrow the topic, and end the paragraph with a thesis statement identifying the three main points of the essay.

Title:Academic Writing, second edition
Author:Janet Giltrow, Rick Gooding, Daniel Burgoyne, Marlene Sawatsky
Publisher:Broadview Press - 2009-08-30


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