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The Student Phrase Book: Vocabulary for Writing at University (Palgrave Study Skills)

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This guide will help students gain the knowledge and confidence to use appropriate words and phrases in an academic context, whatever their discipline or level of study. Used as a reference tool, it will help students to communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by using words precisely and avoiding common mistakes.

About the Author

Jeanne Godfrey has been teaching and managing in the field of English language and academic writing for over twenty years and has been Chair of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes. She set up one of the first academic writing centres in a UK University and has also been a Principal Lecturer in Learning and Teaching.

Table of Contents

Introduction

INTRODUCING, DEFINING AND CLASSIFYING

1. Introducing Your Topic

2. Giving Brief Definitions

3. Classifying and Describing Characteristics

AIM, PROPOSITION AND TALKING ABOUT ARGUMENT

4. Stating Your Aim, Proposition and Scope

5. Talking about Proposition, Assumption, Argument, Thesis and Theory

STRUCTURE, TIME, SEQUENCE AND FREQUENCY

6. Ordering and Structuring Your Ideas and Argument

7. Time, Sequence, Duration and Frequency

METHODOLOGY AND METHOD, FINDINGS, SIZE, AMOUNT, LEVEL AND PROPORTION

8. Describing Your Methodology and Method

9. Presenting Initial Data and Findings, and Stating Problems and Anomalies

10. Size, Amount, Level, Capacity, Proportion and Ratio

MOVEMENT AND CHANGE, GETTING BETTER OR WORSE, ALLOWING OR PREVENTING AND ELIMINATING

11. Movement, Change, Trend and Tendency

12. Getting Better or Worse, Bringing Back or Taking Away, Encouraging or Deterring

13. Allowing or Preventing, Avoiding, Exlcuding, Cancelling Out and Eliminating

CIRCUMSTANCE, ADVANTAGE OR DISADVANTAGE, PRESENCE OR ABSENCE AND IMPORTANCE

14. Circumstance, Occurrence, Normality, Norm, Deviance, Risk and Threat

15. Advantage or Disadvantage, Plenty or Too Much, Enough or Not Enough, Presence or Absence

16. Importance, Relevance, Influence and Impact

COMMUNICATION, EXPRESSION, UNDERSTANDING, WAY OF THINKING AND POINT OF VIEW

17. Communication, Expression, Signification and Portrayal

18. Knowledge, Understanding, Perception, Way of Thinking and Belief

19. Position, Point of View, Support and Opposition, Impartiality and Bias

CAUSE AND EFFECT, DEPENDENCY, SIMILARITY AND DIFFERENCE

20. Cause and Effect, Derivation, Requirement, Compatibility, Reciprocity and Dependency

21. Equivalence, Similarity, Difference and Diversity

ANALYSING AND EVALUATING IDEAS

22. Analysing Ideas and Suggesting Common Themes

23. Comparing the Views of Different Authors and Describing How They Cite and Evaluate Each Other

24. Evaluating an Author's Ideas Positively

25. Evaluating an Author's Ideas Negatively

DRAWING YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS, STATING YOUR OWN POSITION AND SUMMARISING YOUR IDEAS

26. Suggesting Counterarguments, Conceding, Disagreeing, Drawing Your Own Conclusions and Generating Your Own Ideas

27. Being Precise About Your Conclusions and Expressing Certainty, Caution or Doubt

28. Summarising, Restating Your Ideas, and Suggesting Ability, Potential and Future Actions

APPENDIX

Latin Abbreviations and Phrases

A Brief Explanation of Word Class

Index: Section Headings and Subheadings

Index: Words and Phrases

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230289338
Author:
Godfrey, Jeanne
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Study Skills
Subject:
Student Life & Student Affairs
Subject:
College Guides
Subject:
Reference-College Guides
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
68 b/w tables
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
7.7 x 7.7 x 0.6 in 1 lb

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