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The Only Academic Phrasebook You'll Ever Need: 600 Examples of Academic Language

The Only Academic Phrasebook You'll Ever Need: 600 Examples of Academic Language


The Only Academic Phrasebook You'll Ever Need: 600 Examples of Academic Language

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79 pages
48 minutes
Sortie:
Sep 18, 2016
ISBN:
9781370026425
Format:
Livre

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20,000 copies sold on Amazon as of May 2020!

The Only Academic Phrasebook You'll Ever Need is a short, no-nonsense, reader-friendly bank of academic sentence templates. It was written for both graduate and undergraduate students who know the basics of academic writing but may still struggle to express their ideas using the right words.

The Only Academic Phrasebook You'll Ever Need contains 600 sentence frames organized around the typical sections of an academic paper. For example:

1. Establishing a research territory: The last few years have seen an increased interest in ____.
2. Describing research gaps: To date, no study has looked specifically at ____.
3. Stating your aims: The aim of this study is to discuss the extent to which ____.
4. Describing the scope and organization of your paper: In chapter ____ , the concept of ____ is further explored.
5. General literature review: A number of scholars have attempted to identify ____.
6. Referencing: In his 1999 study, Smith argued that ____.
7. Sampling and data collection: Participants were randomly selected based on ____.
8. Data analysis and discussion: The data provide preliminary evidence that ____.

It also includes dozens of language tips, useful to both native and non-native speakers. You will learn, for example, the difference between "imply" and "infer", find out why it is wrong to say "criteria is" and explore different uses of the word "underlying."

The Only Academic Phrasebook You'll Ever Need is NOT a comprehensive academic writing textbook. It will NOT teach you key skills such as choosing the right research question, writing clear paragraphs, dealing with counter arguments and so on.

But it will help you find the best way to say what you want to say so you can ace that paper!

Sortie:
Sep 18, 2016
ISBN:
9781370026425
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Luiz Otávio Barros (MA, Hons) has been teaching English a foreign language, training teachers and writing textbooks since the 1990s. He's one of Santillana / Richmond International's household names. You can reach him at:luizotaviobarros.comfacebook.com/thinkELT/@luizotavioELT

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The Only Academic Phrasebook You'll Ever Need - Luiz Otávio Barros

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IS THIS BOOK RIGHT FOR YOU?

Here’s a quick Q&A to help you decide whether or not to download The Only Academic Phrasebook You’ll Ever Need:

Q: I know what I want to say, but I can’t find the right words - or the right tone. Will a phrasebook like this be useful?

A: Yes. It will enable you to express yourself with more precision and clarity. For example, you will learn how to write This study addresses the issue of… rather than This study talks about…. Or While there is wide agreement that… instead of A lot of people agree that…. Think of this book as a practical, no-nonsense databank of sentence frames to help you write essays, term papers, reports, dissertations and theses using the right words and the right style.

Q: Great! I don’t even know what an academic paper looks like!

A: So maybe you shouldn’t download The Only Academic Phrasebook You’ll Ever Need. This book assumes that you are also learning/have also learned the basics of academic writing. It will NOT teach you how to write thesis statements, develop and refine your arguments or create coherent paragraphs, just to name a few key academic writing skills. The Only Academic Phrasebook You’ll Ever Need is, as the title suggests, essentially a phrasebook. It is NOT a comprehensive textbook or research guide.

Q: English is not my first language. Can I use this book?

A: It depends on your level of proficiency. Ideally, you should be at an upper-intermediate or advanced level to make the most of it.

Q: I’m a native speaker of English, but I keep getting things like there/their/they’re or affect vs. effect wrong. Will this book help me?

A: Yes. As well as 600 sentence frames, you will find 80 grammar, vocabulary and punctuation tips, written with both native and non-native speakers in mind.

I hope you enjoy using this book as much I enjoyed writing it.

Special thanks to Dr. Patricia Friedrich, from Arizona State University, for her feedback on the final manuscript.

1. ESTABLISHING A RESEARCH TERRITORY

Establishing a research territory (Swales and Feak, 2009) means setting a context for your research. This usually includes a brief literature review as well as reference to other key developments in your research area. Your goal should be to establish yourself as a legitimate member of that particular research community. Sentences 1-50 will help you do that.

1. ____ has received a lot of research attention.

2. ____ has led to a renewed interest in ____

3. In recent years, researchers have become increasingly interested in ____

4. The last few years have seen an increased interest in ____

5. Numerous studies have investigated ____

6. An increased interest in ____ has emerged [1] in recent years.

7. ____ has been extensively researched.

8. ____ has been field-tested by ____

9. ____ has been widely studied due to [2]____

On the use of active vs. passive voice:

Sentences 1-6 are in the active voice (i.e., the subject of the sentence performs the action of the sentence), while sentences 7-9 are in the passive voice (i.e., the subject of the sentence receives the action).

Some scholars frown upon the use of passive voice, especially when the agent (i.e.,the doer) of the action is not completely obvious. The decision of whether to use active (e.g.: We interviewed forty students.) or passive voice (e.g.: Forty students were interviewed.) has to be made in context, depending on the research discipline. Be sure to follow the guidelines set by your instructors.

A number of recent studies have…

10. examined ____

11.

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    The book is useful for non-native English speakers who are specialized in scientific research
  • (2/5)
    The structure of the book is not helpful for searching the correct phrase. An e-book could have more sophisticated ways to search a fitting expression.