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.



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.



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.



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."



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.



Science Research Writing for Non native Speakers of English

Science Research Writing for Non native Speakers of English Author Hilary Glasman-Deal
ISBN-10 9781848163119
Release 2010
Pages 257
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Introduction : How to use this book -- How to write an introduction -- Writing about methodology -- Writing about results -- Writing the discussion/conclusion -- Writing the abstract.



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.



Agent of Change

Agent of Change Author Richard Beckhard
ISBN-10 0787910120
Release 1997-09-26
Pages 202
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The professional memoirs (and insights) from a revered organization consultant. In this remarkable memoir, Richard Beckhard shares a lifetime of wisdom from his forty-five year career as one of the country's foremost organization consultants. Written in a highly readable style, this book offers an insiders view of how change management has evolved in the latter half of the twentieth century. Throughout the book Beckhard weaves his life story with the lessons he learned from his role as an influential ?agent of change.? The book thoughtfully outlines his principles of practice to show how they not only shaped his career but how they can be used as a model for anyone who is grappling with the issues of organizational change.



Gaming Lives in the Twenty First Century

Gaming Lives in the Twenty First Century Author Cynthia L. Selfe
ISBN-10 1403972206
Release 2007-02-15
Pages 273
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In this latest work, Selfe and Hawisher explore the complexly rendered relationship between computer gaming environments and literacy development by focusing on the stories of computer gamers in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Using the words and observations of individual gamers, this book offers historical and cultural analyses of literacy development, practices, and values.



Phrasebook for Writing Papers and Research in English

Phrasebook for Writing Papers and Research in English Author Stephen Howe
ISBN-10 1492959790
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 304
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The PhraseBook for Writing Papers and Research gives you a bank of over 5000 words and phrases to help you write, present and publish at university and research level in English. Phrases are divided into around 30 main sections, such as Introducing a Study, Arguing For and Against, Reviewing other Work, Summarizing and Conclusions. Many sections are further divided, for example the Relationship to Previous Work and the Limitations of Current Knowledge (see below for example phrases). Writing Help sections give advice on university and research writing in English, helping you to avoid many common errors. Main chapters include Style, Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar, Vocabulary, Numbers and Time. These include subsections on for example Referring to Yourself, British and US Spellings, and Punctuating Quotations. The 4th edition also includes a University and Research Thesaurus to help you improve your academic vocabulary, as well as a Glossary of University and Research Terminology. The PhraseBook is used in more than 30 countries in subjects ranging from Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology to Law, Business and Economics, Geography, History, Sociology, Psychology, Language and Education. - Over 5000 words and phrases to help you write, present and publish in English -Written by PhD authors - Specially designed for non-native speakers - Suitable for university and research writing from student to researcher and faculty level - Includes most frequent words in academic English - Exercises for individual and classroom use - British and American English Example phrases Introducing your work The study will begin by outlining... This study addresses a number of issues... The following section sets out... ...to examine the research problem in detail ...to shed light on a number of problem areas in current theory The paper presented here is based in part on an earlier study Arguing for and against This becomes clear when one examines... This lends weight to the argument that... Support for this interpretation comes from... While it may well be valid that..., this study argues the importance of... A serious drawback of this approach is... One of the prime failings of this theory or explanation is... Reviewing other work X takes little or no account of... There is little evidence to suggest that... The study offers only cursory examination of... X gives a detailed if not always tenable analysis of... The authors' claim that...is not well founded. X's explanation is not implausible, if not entirely satisfactory. Analysis and explanation If, for the sake of argument, we assume... One of the most obvious consequences of...is... Although it may well be true that..., it is important not to overlook... It is important to distinguish carefully between... The extent to which this reflects...is unclear. A more plausible explanation for or of...would... The reason for...is unknown, but...has been suggested by X as a possible factor. Summary and conclusions Concluding this section, we can say that... Chapter X draws together the main findings of the paper. A number of key issues have been addressed in this study. This study has highlighted a number of problem areas in existing theory. While the initial findings are promising, further research is necessary. The results of this study suggest a number of new avenues for research.



Thinking Fast and Slow

Thinking  Fast and Slow Author Daniel Kahneman
ISBN-10 9781429969352
Release 2011-10-25
Pages 512
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Major New York Times bestseller Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012 Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.



Commentary for Academic Writing for Graduate Students

Commentary for Academic Writing for Graduate Students Author John M. Swales
ISBN-10 0472035061
Release 2012
Pages 193
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The Commentary for the third edition of this successful guide to writing has been revised and expanded in many ways to provide more support for instructors; this includes additional tasks for Units Two and Four to supplement the main text. However, the collegial tone established in previous Commentaries between Swales & Feak and instructors has been retained. This volume contains commentaries on each of the eight units plus the two appendixes. The format for each unit includes a summary of the main points of the unit along with a list of topics covered. a synopsis of activities, divided into Language Focus sections and description of tasks. some general notes designed to capture the character of the unit, to indicate alternative activities, or to anticipate problems that may arise. detailed commentary and discussion of individual tasks, including model or sample answers where possible.



Understanding Style

Understanding Style Author Joe Glaser
ISBN-10 0199342628
Release 2015-01
Pages 336
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Understanding Style: Practical Ways to Improve Your Writing, Third Edition, uses the findings of modern linguistics to explore the relationship between written and spoken voices and to uncover little-known ways to control rhythm and emphasis. With a focus on sound and voice, author Joe Glaser explains and illustrates measurable, non-subjective keys to good writing--an approach that yields practical writing techniques and advice rarely found elsewhere. An excellent choice for courses in advanced composition, this book also covers more standard topics such as economy, diction, coherence, and variety--along with abundant open-ended exercises drawn from business, history, popular science, and other areas.