Readings

The Cengage guide to research

The Cengage guide to research

CC LB2369 .M55 2017

This quadruple book aims to help research students enhance their writing as well as research skills. Not only does the book offer practical advice on conducting research, it also teaches you how to scholarly present the results in writing that conforms to citation styles. You will also learn how to write a research proposal and a research review in a step-by-step manner. Reflection exercises throughout the book will help you refine your writing and research strategies.

Highlights include "Writing processes" (pp. 17-38), "Writing a research proposal" (pp. 55-72), and "Writing a review of research" (pp. 159-176).

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Easywriter

Easywriter

UL PE1408 .L852 2016

Recognising that there is not a single standard for correctness in writing, the authors emphasise writers’ choices – making choices following the writing conventions. Organised in eight sections, the writing handbook covers writing processes and genres, language, grammar, writing style, punctuation, and citation styles. Targeting at university students, the book will guide you to tackle writing problems that vex you.

Highlights include "Writing in academic genres" (Ch. 10), "Evaluating sources and taking notes" (Ch. 14), "Conciseness" (Ch. 32), and Parallelism (Ch.33).

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Read, reason, write: An argument text and reader

Read, reason, write: An argument text and reader

UL PE1408 .S464 2015

The book demonstrates the interplay between reading, analytical, argumentative, and research skills, helping you understand the process of constructing a robust argument. You will be guided to examine different types of arguments with abundant examples. Revision checklists, readings with questions, and recommended resources at chapter-ends are useful for consolidating your knowledge through self-learning.

Highlights include Understanding the Basic of Arguments (pp. 70-78), Writing Effective Arguments (pp. 98-111), Arguments about Cause (pp. 224-231), and Problem/Solution Arguments (pp. 241-247).

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Where's your argument?: How to present your academic argument in writing

Where's your argument?: How to present your academic argument in writing

UL PE1431 .C66 2016

This pocket guide vividly illustrates how to develop and present clear and convincing arguments, helping university students improve their academic writing skills. With abundant tables and mind maps throughout the five parts, you will learn how to develop and organise ideas, build an argument, and articulate the academic argument with evidence in a step-by-step manner. Useful resources for academic writing are also listed.

Highlights include "What is evidence?" (Ch. 5), "Marking the argument flow" (Ch. 9), "Communicating with the reader" (Ch. 12), and "Finding your academic voice" (Ch. 13).

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A student's guide to research and writing: Engineering and the technical sciences.

A student's guide to research and writing: Engineering and the technical sciences.

UL T11 .N67 2012

Focusing on engineering and technical sciences, the book primarily aims to guide you how to write major text types in sciences with step-by-step instructions including writing checklists. Common grammar mistakes and inappropriate words and phrases in writing are also highlighted.

Highlights include writing summaries and abstracts (pp. 31), writing a lab report (pp. 39), writing proposals and project reports (pp. 46), and following conventions for graphics and formatting (pp. 122).

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A sequence for academic writing

A sequence for academic writing

UL PE1408 .B44 2010

Critical reading and writing are essential academic skills. This book focuses on how to summarize, synthesize, analyze and criticize for academic purposes, helping you use source materials effectively in your writing. Its chapters feature annotated student writing samples and models, as well as readings from a range of disciplines.

Highlights include challenging reading and writing exercises, as well as chapter summaries and discussions of the key strategies that enable effective academic writing.

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Getting it across: A guide to effective academic writing.

Getting it across: A guide to effective academic writing.

UL PE1413 .J64 2011

Mainly designed for postgraduate students and researchers, this guide focuses on the writing skills and strategies needed to communicate findings effectively. It relies on many examples of actual academic texts to illustrate the principles of good structure and style.

Highlights include writing exercises with answers for self-study, as well as a section on the proper use of English in academic writing (pp.93-182), which is perfect for non-native English writers.

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Writing for science and engineering: Papers, presentations and reports

Writing for science and engineering: Papers, presentations and reports

UL T11.S55.2013

Learning how to communicate research findings clearly and concisely is critical to all postgraduates and this reference is particularly useful for science and engineering students. Arranged in a modular format, written in an easy-to-understand way and supplemented by numerous relevant examples, this reference is a useful self-study guide for students who are serious about pursuing their research career.

This book begins with a detailed discussion on the essential elements of various technical documents (P.17-50). It proceeds to explain how to write an abstract, a summary, and an executive summary (P.53-62). Guidance and tips on how to write a literature review (P.63-74) and how to prepare a sound research proposal are also included (P.75-82).

Furthermore, useful examples on how to write a journal paper (P.83-110), a thesis (P.143-152), and a conference poster are provided (P.153-166).

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Scientific writing 2.0

Scientific writing 2.0

ILC T11 L456 2011

This book helps students in improving their scientific writings by getting down to the basics. Beginning with a range of writing techniques useful in different science disciplines, the author discusses how to avoid misleading title (P.115-126), how to enhance the coherence between abstract and title (P.139), and how to distinguish the differences between an introduction and an abstract (P.181). The author also provides suggestions on how to write a conclusion effectively (P.242, P236-240).

Using his many years' experience and knowledge in the area, the author concisely summarizes seven important principles in scientific writings in 2 pages (P.186-187).

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