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2nd Edition

Academic Writing for International Students of Business

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ISBN 9781138783904
Published February 12, 2015 by Routledge
302 Pages

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Book Description

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:

  1. The Writing Process, from assessing sources to proofreading
  2. Elements of Writing, practising skills such as making comparisons
  3. Vocabulary for Writing, dealing with areas such as nouns and adjectives, adverbs and verbs, synonyms, prefixes and prepositions, in an academic context
  4. Writing Models, illustrating case studies, reports, longer essays and other key genres

This is an up-to-date book that reflects the interests and issues of contemporary Business Studies, with revised exercises, updated reading texts and a new glossary to ensure accessibility and maximise usability. Students wanting to expand their academic potential will find this practical and easy-to-use book an invaluable guide to writing in English for their degree courses, and it will also help students planning a career with international companies or organisations, where proficiency in written English is a key skill.

  • All aspects of writing clearly explained, with full glossary for reference
  • Full range of practice exercises, with answer key included
  • Use of authentic academic texts
  • Fully updated, with sections on finding electronic sources and evaluating internet material

Table of Contents

Teachers’ introduction Students’ introduction Academic writing quiz Acknowledgements Part I: The Writing Process 1.1Background to Writing 1.2 Critical Reading 1.3 Avoiding Plagiarism 1.4 From Understanding Titles to Planning 1.5 Finding Key points and Note-making 1.6Summarising and Paraphrasing 1.7 References and Quotations 1.8 Combining Sources 1.9 Organising Paragraphs 1.10 Introductions and Conclusions 1.11 Re-writing and Proof-reading 1.12 Working in Groups Part II: Elements of Writing 2.1 Argument and Discussion 2.2 Cause and Effect 2.3 Cohesion 2.4 Comparisons 2.5 Definite articles 2.6 Definitions 2.7 Examples 2.8 Generalisations 2.9 Passives 2.10 Problems and Solutions 2.11 Punctuation 2.12 Singular or plural? 2.13 Style 2.14 Visual Information Part III: Vocabulary for Writing 3.1 Approaches to Vocabulary 3.2 Abbreviations 3.3 Academic Vocabulary- Nouns and adjectives 3.4 Academic Vocabulary - Verbs and adverbs 3.5 Conjunctions 3.6Numbers 3.7Prefixes and Suffixes 3.8 Prepositions 3.9 Synonyms 3.10 Time Markers Part IV: Writing Models 4.1 Case Studies 4.2 Formal Letters 4.3 Literature Reviews 4.4 Longer Essays 4.5 Reports 4.6 Surveys 4.7 Taking Ideas from Sources Answers Glossary Index

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Stephen Bailey is a freelance writer of materials for English for Academic Purposes. He has taught students in Barcelona, Tokyo, Johor Bahru, Prague and Toulouse, and more recently in the UK at Derby University and the University of Nottingham. His other books include Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students (Routledge) and Heartlands: A Guide to D. H. Lawrence’s Midlands Roots (with Chris Nottingham) (Matador).

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