Telling a Research Story

Telling a Research Story Author Christine B. Feak
ISBN-10 0472033360
Release 2009
Pages 98
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Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Review is concerned with the writing of a literature review and is not designed to address any of the preliminary processes leading up to the actual writing of the literature review. This volume represents a revision and expansion of the material on writing literature reviews that appeared in English in Today's Research World. This volume progresses from general to specific issues in the writing of literature reviews. It opens with some orientations that raise awareness of the issues that surround the telling of a research story. Issues of structure and matters of language, style, and rhetoric are then discussed. Sections on metadiscourse, citation, and paraphrasing and summarizing are included.



English in Today s Research World

English in Today s Research World Author John M. Swales
ISBN-10 0472035045
Release 2011-10
Pages 464
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This book bundle includes the four volumes in the revised and expanded editions of English in Today's Research World. The bundle is ideal for libraries and teacher resource centers. The book bundle packages together these 4 volumes: Volume 1, Abstracts and the Writing of Abstracts; Volume 2, Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Review; Volume 3, Creating Contexts: Writing Introductions across Genres; and Volume 4, Navigating Academia: Writing Supporting Genres.



Abstracts and the Writing of Abstracts

Abstracts and the Writing of Abstracts Author John M. Swales
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079212398
Release 2009
Pages 88
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Today's research world demands a variety of different abstracts to serve different purposes. As a result, writing abstracts can be a difficult task for graduate and international students, researchers, and even practiced authors. Abstracts and the Writing of Abstracts is designed to demystify the construction of this essential writing form and to equip scholars with the skills to summarize their work in clear and compelling ways. This volume represents a revision and expansion of the material on writing abstracts that appeared in English in Today's Research World. The Abstracts volume focuses on abstracts for research articles before addressing abstracts for short communications, conferences, and PhD dissertations. It also covers keywords, titles, and author names. Wherever appropriate within the text, Language Focus sections discuss options and provide tips for meeting specific linguistic challenges posed by the writing of different types of abstracts.



English for Professional and Academic Purposes

English for Professional and Academic Purposes Author Miguel F. Ruiz-Garrido
ISBN-10 9789042029552
Release 2010-01
Pages 237
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English in academic and professional settings has received great attention over the last 50 years, as its use has become a key asset for anyone interested in improving his/her chances of communicating internationally. However, it still offers rich opportunities for teachers and researchers working on English in specific settings. The aim ofEnglish for Professional and Academic Purposes is to offer an overview of several topics within the field of discourse analysis applied to English in academic and professional domains. The book compiles contributions from different origins, ranging from Japan to the USA and several European countries, and covers English as a native, second, foreign and international language. It also deals with various specialities, including academic writing, business discourse or English for medicine, nursing, maritime industry and science and engineering. This volume is divided into three sections: Discourse Analysis of English for Academic Purposes, Professional English and EPAP Pedagogy, since it was conceived as a contribution to the research on how English is analysed as both the discourse of and for effective communication in academic and professional settings, and how it can be applied to teaching. This manuscript offers some fresh insights for those involved or interested in this field of expertise, in an attempt to shed some light on its latest innovations.



The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes

The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes Author Brian Paltridge
ISBN-10 9781118339824
Release 2012-08-31
Pages 592
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Featuring a collection of newly commissioned essays, edited by two leading scholars, this Handbook surveys the key research findings in the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). • Provides a state-of-the-art overview of the origins and evolution, current research, and future directions in ESP • Features newly-commissioned contributions from a global team of leading scholars • Explores the history of ESP and current areas of research, including speaking, reading, writing, technology, and business, legal, and medical English • Considers perspectives on ESP research such as genre, intercultural rhetoric, multimodality, English as a lingua franca and ethnography



Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers

Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers Author Nigel A. Caplan
ISBN-10 0472035010
Release 2012
Pages 181
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"Grammar Choices is cross-referenced with Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 3rd edition (Swales & Feak, 2012)."-- P. 4 of cover.



Genre Analysis

Genre Analysis Author John Swales
ISBN-10 9780521338134
Release 1990-11-08
Pages 260
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In recent years the concept of 'register' has been increasingly replaced by emphasis on the analysis of genre, which relates work in sociolinguistics, text linguistics and discourse analysis to the study of specialist areas of language. This book is a clear, authoritative guide to this complex area. He provides a survey of approaches to varieties of language, and considers these in relation to communication and task-based language learning. Swales outlines an approach to the analysis of genre, and then proceeds to consider examples of different genres and how they can be made accessible through genre analysis. This is important reading for all those working in teaching English for academic purposes and also of interest to those working in post-secondary writing and composition due to relevant issues in writing across the curriculum.



Navigating Academia

Navigating Academia Author John M. Swales
ISBN-10 0472034537
Release 2011
Pages 104
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"Volume 4 of the revised and expanded edition of English in Today's Research World."



The Craft of Scientific Communication

The Craft of Scientific Communication Author Joseph E. Harmon
ISBN-10 0226316637
Release 2010-04-15
Pages 192
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The ability to communicate in print and person is essential to the life of a successful scientist. But since writing is often secondary in scientific education and teaching, there remains a significant need for guides that teach scientists how best to convey their research to general and professional audiences. The Craft of Scientific Communication will teach science students and scientists alike how to improve the clarity, cogency, and communicative power of their words and images. In this remarkable guide, Joseph E. Harmon and Alan G. Gross have combined their many years of experience in the art of science writing to analyze published examples of how the best scientists communicate. Organized topically with information on the structural elements and the style of scientific communications, each chapter draws on models of past successes and failures to show students and practitioners how best to negotiate the world of print, online publication, and oral presentation.



Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language

Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language Author Brian Paltridge
ISBN-10 9781134195336
Release 2007-06-11
Pages 200
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The relationship of supervisor to student has traditionally been seen as one of apprenticeship, in which much learning is tacit, with the expectation that the student will become much like the tutor. The changing demographics of higher education in conjunction with imperatives of greater accountability and support for research students have rendered this scenario both less likely and less desirable and unfortunately many supervisors are challenged by the task of guiding non-native speaker students to completion. This handbook is the ideal guide for all supervisors working with undergraduate and postgraduate non-native speaker students writing a thesis or dissertation in English as it explicitly unpacks thesis writing, using language that is accessible to research supervisors from any discipline.



Creating Contexts

Creating Contexts Author Christine B. Feak
ISBN-10 0472034561
Release 2011
Pages 119
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"Volume 3 of the revised and expanded edition of English in today's research world"--T.p.



Gaming Lives in the Twenty First Century

Gaming Lives in the Twenty First Century Author G. Hawisher
ISBN-10 9780230601765
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 273
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This volume examines the claim that computer games can provide better literacy and learning environments than schools. Using case-studies in the US at the beginning of the twenty-first century and the words and observations of individual gamers, the book offers historical and cultural analyses of their literacy development, practices and values.



Radical Equality in Education

Radical Equality in Education Author Joanne Larson
ISBN-10 9781136310973
Release 2014-02-03
Pages 128
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Acclaimed education theorist Joanne Larson poses basic questions about the nature and purpose of schooling and articulates theoretical, curricular, pedagogical, and assessment principles that frame a real plan to start over in American education from preschool through higher education.



Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Literacy Research

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Literacy Research Author Richard Beach
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114566461
Release 2005
Pages 506
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Since publication of the first edition, literacy researchers have drawn increasingly on sociocultural and sociolinguistic theories of literacy learning to examine literacy learning practices within literacy events and contexts. This second edition examines the relationships between current disciplinary and theoretical perspectives associated with these social and cultural perspectives shaping literacy research.



Before the Dissertation

Before the Dissertation Author Christine Pearson Casanave
ISBN-10 0472036009
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 176
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“This very readable book is what every graduate student needs as they start their program. I wish my own MA and PhD students, during my 40 years of supervising, could have been demystified by having Casanave's ‘textual mentor' as a companion." --Merrill Swain, Professor Emerita, OISE, University of Toronto “Before the Dissertation is an insightful, relevant, and accessible resource for doctoral students at any stage. Full of reflections and advice not found in other books, it serves as an indispensable guide for students and their supervisors. And the dispelling of myths is a superb idea!” --Robert Kohls, PhD candidate, University of Toronto Unlike other books on doctoral dissertation writing, Before the Dissertation is designed for students in the social sciences who are still in the early stages of doctoral study or for master's-level students considering entering doctoral programs. It addresses concerns pertinent to both first and second language users of English. It focuses on purposes for doctoral dissertation writing, topic choice and development, choosing and working with advisers, reading and informal writing, and quality-of-life issues. Faculty advisers who wish to reduce student attrition are also urged to read this book and to work with students at early stages of dissertation projects. Each of the nine chapters begins with a common myth about advanced academic work that is then dispelled. The chapters also pose questions that connect issues directly with individual readers so as to help them make sensible decisions about their doctoral work. The book could be used in graduate classes on issues in doctoral study or dissertation planning, and it can be a companion (textual mentor) to individual students who wish to reflect on their decision to pursue doctoral study/doctoral project. This book may also help instructors and advisers understand the kinds of obstacles faced by students that tend to impede or halt progress.



An Education Research Primer

An Education Research Primer Author Patricia A. Lauer
ISBN-10 0787983233
Release 2006-03-31
Pages 184
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Produced by Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), one of the nation’s foremost educational research and training organizations, An Education Research Primer gives educators a basic understanding of educational research, its guiding criteria, and its relevance to school-based decision-making. In clear and concise language the book summarizes the various types of educational research, explaining their diverse purposes and methods. For example, the difference between experimental research (studies involving control group trials) and descriptive research (based on descriptive information and relationships) is explained, including how each is designed to address different types of research questions, and why each might have different applications. The book also describes what’s involved in setting up a comparison control group and how some studies have randomized control groups while others do not. In addition, the book describes the different types of data collection methods used in research and how this can bear on the research findings.



Getting Published in Academic Journals

Getting Published in Academic Journals Author Brian Richard Paltridge
ISBN-10 0472035401
Release 2016-09-19
Pages 128
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The pressure on graduate students and new PhDs to publish their work continues to grow with writing and publishing considered an important measure of career success within the academy. There is, however, more to the process of getting published than those who are new to the process initially realize. The aim of this guide is to clarify the process and offer advice. Getting Published in Academic Journals is written for graduate students and newly graduated PhDs who want to publish their research in peer-reviewed academic journals. Getting Published in Academic Journals draws on the experiences of the authors as editors of peer-reviewed journals, as teachers of writing-for-publication courses and workshops, as researchers of the scholarly publication process, as reviewers of hundreds of articles, and as published authors. The book is written to be used in courses and workshops on publishing, as a supplement to the books in the revised and updated English in Today's Research World (Swales & Feak) series, and as a stand-alone guide for academic writers working independently. Book jacket.