Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills – A Course for Nonnative Speakers of English


Author : John M. Swales, Christine B. Feak
Edition : First
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Year : 1994
Language : English
Pages : 131
ISBN : 0472082930, 9780472082933

This text book is designed to help graduate students with their academic writing. It is designed for normative speakers of English. It has evolved out of both research and teaching experience. The general approach is rhetorical; that is, it focuses on making a good impression with academic writing. The book is much concerned with developing academic writers as it is with improving academic texts. The tasks, activities, and discussions are richly varied, ranging from small-scale language points to studying the discourse of chosen discipline. The book is fast paced, opening with a basic orientation and closing with writing an article for publication. With the help of the accompanying commentary, students and scholars should be able to use this volume profitable on their own.