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Academic writing for international students of business / Stephen Bailey.

By: Bailey, Stephen, 1947- [author.].
Publisher: London, England : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015Edition: Second edition.Description: xviii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138783898; 1138783897; 9781138783904; 1138783900.Subject(s): Authorship | Academic writing | Business writingDDC classification: 808.02 LOC classification: PN151 | .B26 2015
Contents:
Background to Writing -- Common types of academic writing -- The format of academic writing -- Simple and longer sentences -- Writing in paragraphs -- Critical Reading -- Academic texts -- Using reading lists -- Using library catalogues -- Reading methods -- Assessing texts critically -- Avoiding Plagiarism -- What is plagiarism? -- Degrees of plagiarism -- Avoiding plagiarism by summarising and paraphrasing -- From Understanding Titles to Planning -- Analysing essay titles -- Essay length -- Outlines -- Finding Key Points and Note-making -- Finding key points -- Effective note-making -- Summarising and Paraphrasing -- Stages of summarising -- Paraphrasing -- Techniques for paraphrasing -- References and Quotations -- Reference verbs and systems -- Using quotations -- Organising the list of references -- Combining Sources -- Mentioning sources -- Taking a critical approach.
Organising Paragraphs -- Paragraph structure -- Development of ideas -- Introductions and Conclusions -- Introduction contents -- Introduction structure -- Opening sentences -- Conclusions -- Rewriting and Proofreading -- Rewriting -- Proofreading -- Working in Groups -- Making group work successful -- Dealing with problems -- Revision Exercise: The Writing Process -- Argument and Discussion -- Organisation -- Language of discussion -- Providing evidence -- Cause and Effect -- The language of cause and effect -- Practice exercises -- Cohesion -- Reference words -- Practice exercises -- Comparisons -- Comparison structures -- Practice exercises -- Definite Articles -- Guidelines -- Practice exercises -- Definitions -- Simple definitions -- Complex definitions -- Examples -- Phrases to introduce examples -- Restatement -- Generalisations -- Structure -- Overgeneralising -- Building on generalisations -- Passives -- Active and passive -- Using adverbs.
Problems and Solutions -- Paragraph structure -- Practice exercises -- Punctuation -- The use of capital letters, apostrophes, semicolons, colons, commas and quotation marks -- Singular or Plural? -- Five areas of difficulty -- Uncountable nouns -- Style -- Components of academic style -- Guidelines -- Avoiding repetition and redundancy -- Varying sentence length -- The use of caution -- Visual Information -- Types of visuals -- The language of change -- Describing visuals -- Revision Exercise: Elements of Writing -- Approaches to Vocabulary -- Language features -- Confusing pairs -- Words and phrases from other languages -- Abbreviations -- Types of abbreviations -- Business abbreviations -- Academic Vocabulary: Nouns and Adjectives -- Using nouns and adjectives -- Practice exercises -- Academic Vocabulary: Verbs and Adverbs -- Understanding main verbs -- Using verbs of reference -- Using adverbs -- Conjunctions -- Types of conjunctions -- Conjunctions of opposition.
Numbers -- The language of numbers -- Simplification -- Further numerical phrases -- Prefixes and Suffixes -- Common prefixes of meaning -- Suffixes -- Prepositions -- Using prepositions -- Verbs and prepositions -- Synonyms -- How synonyms work -- Common synonyms in academic writing -- Time Markers -- How time markers are used -- Tenses -- Case Studies -- Using case studies -- Model case study -- Formal Letters and Emails -- The style and layout of letters -- The language of emails -- Literature Reviews -- Example literature review -- Longer Essays -- The process of researching and writing a longer essay (2,000-5,000 words), with an example -- Reports -- Writing reports -- Essays and reports -- Surveys -- Questionnaire design -- Survey language -- Revision Exercise: Taking Ideas from Sources.
Summary: International students of Business or Economics often need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework, and this new, second edition of Academic Writing for International Students of Business has been completely revised and updated to help them succeed with these tasks. This book explains the academic writing process from start to finish, and practises all the key writing skills in the context of Business Studies. The book can be used either with a teacher or for self-study, and is clearly organised into four parts, with each divided into short units that contain examples, explanations and exercises for use in the classroom or for self-study.
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Previous edition: 1st edition, 2011.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: 1.1. Background to Writing -- Common types of academic writing -- The format of academic writing -- Simple and longer sentences -- Writing in paragraphs -- 1.2. Critical Reading -- Academic texts -- Using reading lists -- Using library catalogues -- Reading methods -- Assessing texts critically -- 1.3. Avoiding Plagiarism -- What is plagiarism? -- Degrees of plagiarism -- Avoiding plagiarism by summarising and paraphrasing -- 1.4. From Understanding Titles to Planning -- Analysing essay titles -- Essay length -- Outlines -- 1.5. Finding Key Points and Note-making -- Finding key points -- Effective note-making -- 1.6. Summarising and Paraphrasing -- Stages of summarising -- Paraphrasing -- Techniques for paraphrasing -- 1.7. References and Quotations -- Reference verbs and systems -- Using quotations -- Organising the list of references -- 1.8. Combining Sources -- Mentioning sources -- Taking a critical approach.

1.9. Organising Paragraphs -- Paragraph structure -- Development of ideas -- 1.10. Introductions and Conclusions -- Introduction contents -- Introduction structure -- Opening sentences -- Conclusions -- 1.11. Rewriting and Proofreading -- Rewriting -- Proofreading -- 1.12. Working in Groups -- Making group work successful -- Dealing with problems -- Revision Exercise: The Writing Process -- 2.1. Argument and Discussion -- Organisation -- Language of discussion -- Providing evidence -- 2.2. Cause and Effect -- The language of cause and effect -- Practice exercises -- 2.3. Cohesion -- Reference words -- Practice exercises -- 2.4. Comparisons -- Comparison structures -- Practice exercises -- 2.5. Definite Articles -- Guidelines -- Practice exercises -- 2.6. Definitions -- Simple definitions -- Complex definitions -- 2.7. Examples -- Phrases to introduce examples -- Restatement -- 2.8. Generalisations -- Structure -- Overgeneralising -- Building on generalisations -- 2.9. Passives -- Active and passive -- Using adverbs.

2.10. Problems and Solutions -- Paragraph structure -- Practice exercises -- 2.11. Punctuation -- The use of capital letters, apostrophes, semicolons, colons, commas and quotation marks -- 2.12. Singular or Plural? -- Five areas of difficulty -- Uncountable nouns -- 2.13. Style -- Components of academic style -- Guidelines -- Avoiding repetition and redundancy -- Varying sentence length -- The use of caution -- 2.14. Visual Information -- Types of visuals -- The language of change -- Describing visuals -- Revision Exercise: Elements of Writing -- 3.1. Approaches to Vocabulary -- Language features -- Confusing pairs -- Words and phrases from other languages -- 3.2. Abbreviations -- Types of abbreviations -- Business abbreviations -- 3.3. Academic Vocabulary: Nouns and Adjectives -- Using nouns and adjectives -- Practice exercises -- 3.4. Academic Vocabulary: Verbs and Adverbs -- Understanding main verbs -- Using verbs of reference -- Using adverbs -- 3.5. Conjunctions -- Types of conjunctions -- Conjunctions of opposition.

3.6. Numbers -- The language of numbers -- Simplification -- Further numerical phrases -- 3.7. Prefixes and Suffixes -- Common prefixes of meaning -- Suffixes -- 3.8. Prepositions -- Using prepositions -- Verbs and prepositions -- 3.9. Synonyms -- How synonyms work -- Common synonyms in academic writing -- 3.10. Time Markers -- How time markers are used -- Tenses -- 4.1. Case Studies -- Using case studies -- Model case study -- 4.2. Formal Letters and Emails -- The style and layout of letters -- The language of emails -- 4.3. Literature Reviews -- Example literature review -- 4.4. Longer Essays -- The process of researching and writing a longer essay (2,000-5,000 words), with an example -- 4.5. Reports -- Writing reports -- Essays and reports -- 4.6. Surveys -- Questionnaire design -- Survey language -- Revision Exercise: Taking Ideas from Sources.

International students of Business or Economics often need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework, and this new, second edition of Academic Writing for International Students of Business has been completely revised and updated to help them succeed with these tasks. This book explains the academic writing process from start to finish, and practises all the key writing skills in the context of Business Studies. The book can be used either with a teacher or for self-study, and is clearly organised into four parts, with each divided into short units that contain examples, explanations and exercises for use in the classroom or for self-study.

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