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Academic Writing for Graduate Students, Second Edition: Essential Tasks and Skills (Michigan Series in English for Academic & Professional Purposes) Second Edition Edition

34 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0472088560
ISBN-10: 0472088564
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Product Details

  • Series: Michigan Series in English for Academic & Professional Purposes
  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press/ELT; Second Edition edition (March 25, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0472088564
  • ISBN-13: 978-0472088560
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Luis Bastidas on January 29, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is a great tool for both experienced and novice writers in college matters. It introduces basic information about sentence structure, style, tone and other features you need to consider when writing a scholar papers. It also provides lots of practice to reinforce the concepts introduced and put them into practice.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Eric H. Roth on May 29, 2008
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How do international students develop the appropriate vocabulary, register, and practice for writing their research projects in English? What reading and writing strategies and techniques do ESL students need to master to successfully write summaries, create annotated bibliographies, and convey their ideas to their academic peers and professors?

This commentary to the second edition of the acclaimed Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills answers these vital questions. A concise summary opens each unit before revealing the task answers. Mirroring the popular ESL book's structure, the reader can
quickly determine the essential teaching point of each task.

This commentary dramatically enhances the core text, giving both the novice and experienced writing instructor practical tips on complicated material. The authors acknowledge disagreements between disciplines, provide lively responses, and maintain a nuanced, fair tone. They also freely admit where they have responded to, or incorporated, criticisms of the first edition. Naturally, ambitious and curious graduate students can benefit from this thin instructor's guide as well.

In short, this excellent primer illuminates the definitive guide to academic writing for international students.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By M. Song on January 17, 2009
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Be aware that this is a commentary version. So tricky, because even if you type the whole title "academic writing for graduate students" for search, it shows commentary version instead of the main text.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By BeautifulCowy on June 1, 2011
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I love this book because it has given me the basic writing skills I need to write a research paper. I am about to start my master's degree in the U.S.A. and this book has been very helpful. This book is easy to read and has lots of exercises.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By DoreMan on November 3, 2009
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This book is a wonderful companion for graduate students and will serve as a good reference material for any else who will write for the academia. It is quite comprehensive in dealing with several writing cases and will be useful throughout one's career. Is worth the price you pay. In short, if you plan to write, buy this book and read it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lemures on November 12, 2010
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As told by my instructor, and used by myself, I found this book EXTREMELY useful and constructive. Both undergrads and graduate will discover the effectiveness and inside knowledge of how to better write English academically. So, strongly recommend to those non-English and English native students.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By P. Sakian Dezfuli on September 21, 2008
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I thought it was the book "Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 2d ed." as everything looked the same including the cover, authors and the edition. So it was a waste of money for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Quan Minh Pham on November 16, 2009
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It's good when you have to learn and practice on your own. Don't buy it if you have someone to go over with you around 90% of all the question. The book gives you somethings to compare against or to test for your understanding of the topic. Yet, it fails to address these questions fully as part of some question are left out. And there is not much explanation or argument available for many questions. So you have to blindly accept the answer. I ordered it by mistake - didn't see the word "commentary". Since I study and ready it for understanding, it is good book to have. Without it, I have no answer for some questions. So having the book becomes much better than nothing.
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