Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students (5th Edition) – Free eBook

eBook details

  • Author: Stephen Bailey
  • File Size: 3 MB
  • Format: ePub
  • Length: 314 Pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 5th edition ‎ 
  • Publication Date: December 6, 2017 
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B077YQYNP3
  • ISBN-10: 1138048739, 1138048747, 1351690574, 1315169991
  • ISBN-13: 9781138048737, 9781138048744, 9781351690577, 9781315169996


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Stephen Bailey

Academic Writing, 5th Edition, (ePub) helps international students succeed in writing essays and reports for their English-language academic courses. Comprehensively revised and updated, it is designed to let students and teachers easily find the topics they need, both in the classroom and for self-study.

The ebook consists of five parts:

    • Writing Models
    • Language Issues
    • Elements of Writing
    • The Writing Process
    • Vocabulary for Writing

The first part describes and practises every stage of essay writing, from choosing the best sources, reading, and note-making, to proofreading and referencing. The remaining four parts, organised alphabetically, can be taught in combination with the first part or used on a remedial basis. A progress check at the end of every part allows students to evaluate their learning. All units are completely cross-referenced, and a complete set of answers to the practice exercises is included.

New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English, and Writing Letters and Emails. Moreover, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes in addition to more challenging exercises, links, and revision material to other sources. Additional features of the ebook include:

    • Glossary to describe technical terms, plus index
    • Designed for self-study along with classroom use
    • Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level
    • Models provided for writing tasks like case studies and essays
    • Use of authentic academic texts from a wide range of disciplines

Written to deal with the particular language issues faced by international students, this practical, user-friendly ebook is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.


Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students 5e is simply organised, allowing ease of access for beginner writers and specially introducing them to the language needed to enter the conversations on academic writing. — Djuddah Leijen, University of Tartu, Estonia

Academic Writing is organized in a way that makes sense for teaching writing skills. The content includes a diverse body of samples from several fields, so it works brilliantly for my undergrad or graduate students. I especially like the section on common language errors, which comprises of extra practice for students; there is a suitable balance between writing instruction and discrete skill practice. It isn’t easy to find an ebook that addresses plagiarism in a way that is clear for students to understand, and this ebook does the job! — Ixchell Reyes, University of Southern California, USA

This ebook is an excellent example of inclusive teaching. It is intended primarily at international students, but reaches further, as it is equally helpful for British students and students who come from a more practice-focused background. It is also a strong companion to books on research methods that need a strong basis for academic skills. The accessible content, clear structure, and well-thought-through activities in this ebook, all give students the confidence to write effective academic work without the fear of breaking rules of academic malpractice or plagiarism. This is the ebook I recommend to all my students at the beginning of every academic year, independent of the subject I teach and the structure of my cohort. — Maria Lonsdale, University of Leeds, UK

Recommended Reader for ePub files: Adobe Digital Editions (free).

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