The third edition of Academic Writing for International Students of Business and Economics is written to help international students succeed in writing essays, reports and other papers for their English-language academic courses. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect issues such as diversity and sustainability, this book is designed to let students and teachers easily find the help they need, both in the classroom and for self-study.
The book is divided into five parts, comprising a total of 42 units:
- The Writing Process
- Elements of Writing
- Language Issues
- Vocabulary for Writing
- Writing Models
New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English and Reflective Writing. In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Additional features of the book include:
- Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and literature reviews
- Use of authentic academic texts from a range of sources
- Designed for self-study as well as classroom use
- Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level
- A complete set of answers to the practice exercises
- Cross-references across all units
Providing a glossary to explain technical terms and written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students of Business and Economics, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.
Table of Contents
Introduction for Teachers; Introduction for Students; The Importance of Writing for Students of Business and Economics; Written British and American English - a short guide; Academic Writing Quiz; Part 1 The Writing Process; The writing process flowchart; 1.1 Basics of Writing; 1.2 Reading: Finding Suitable Sources; 1.3 Reading: Developing Critical Approaches; 1.4 Avoiding Plagiarism; 1.5 From Understanding Titles to Planning; 1.6 Finding Key Points and Note-making; 1.7 Summarising and Paraphrasing; 1.8 References and Quotations; 1.9 Contrasting Sources; 1.10 Organising Paragraphs; 1.11 Introductions and Conclusions; 1.12 Editing and Proofreading; Progress check 1; Part 2 Elements of Writing; 2.1 Argument and Discussion; 2.2 Cause and Effect; 2.3 Comparison; 2.4 Definitions; 2.5 Examples; 2.6 Generalisations; 2.7 Problems and Solutions; 2.8 Visual Information; Progress Check 2; Part 3 Language Issues; 3.1 Cohesion; 3.2 Definite Articles; 3.3 Numbers; 3.4 Passive and Active; 3.5 Punctuation; 3.6 Singular and Plural; 3.7 Style; 3.8 Time Markers; Progress Check 3; Part 4 Vocabulary for Writing; 4.1 Approaches to Vocabulary; 4.2 Abbreviations; 4.3 Academic Vocabulary: Nouns and Adjectives; 4.4 Academic Vocabulary: Verbs and Adverbs; 4.5 Conjunctions; 4.6 Prefixes and Suffixes; 4.7 Prepositions; 4.8 Synonyms; Progress Check 4; Part 5 Writing Models; 5.1 Case Studies; 5.2 Literature Reviews and Book Reviews; 5.3 Writing Longer Papers; 5.4 Reports and Executive Summaries; 5.5 Reflective Writing; 5.6 Writing in Groups; Glossary; Answers; Index
Stephen Bailey has taught English for Academic Purposes at the University of Nottingham and Derby University in the UK. Previously he taught students in Barcelona, Tokyo, Johor Bahru and Prague. His other books include Academic Writing, A Handbook for International Students (Routledge), The Essentials of Academic Writing for International Students (Routledge) and The Old Roads of Derbyshire (Matador).
"The book provides insight into writing quality and can be used in person or online by teachers or learners studying on their own. It is clear, accessible, objective, and user friendly, with a glossary, answer keys, and index, which can support autonomous, independent learning. Thus, the book provides several insights into the fundamental principles behind the art of writing, I highly recommend this volume, particularly to international students whose responsibilities include academic writing in business and economics." - Maria Claudia Nunes Delfino, JALT Journal