Synopses & Reviews
Like its predecessor, the third edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Students
explains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres; includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising; shows how to write summaries and critiques; features Language Focus sections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; and helps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities.
Among the many changes in the third edition:
*newer, longer, and more authentic texts and examples
*greater discipline variety in texts (added texts from hard sciences and engineering)
*more in-depth treatment of research articles
*greater emphasis on vocabulary issues
*revised flow-of-ideas section
*additional tasks that require students to do their own research
*more corpus-informed content
*binding that allows the book to lay flat when open.
The Commentary (teacher's notes and key) (978-0-472-03506-9) has been revised expanded.
Giving Academic Presentations
provides guidance on academic-style presentations for ESL students and native speakers. One goal of this text is to make presenters aware that giving an effective presentation requires mastery of a broad range of skills. Students will learn how to choose an appropriate topic, create effective visuals, and design a speech opening.
This textbook provides:
*helpful analyses of speeches
*examination of major speech types, accompanying organizational strategies, and related language use
*tips for improving nonverbal behavior
*suggestions for speaker-listener interaction
*an analysis of ways to qualify claims and strategies for improving them
*opportunities for evaluating one's work and the work of others.