Academic Writing for Graduate Students


(2nd edition, 2004) Michigan Series in English for Academic & Professional Purposes
John M. Swales & Christine B. Feak

Recognizing that “graduate students face a variety of writing tasks,” Academic Writing for Graduate Students walks readers through the progressive tasks of academic writing, beginning with an overview of the important characteristics of academic writing.

The second edition of this successful guide to writing for graduate-and undergraduate-students has been modified to include updates and replacements of older data sets; an increased range of disciplines such as nursing, marketing, and art history; discussions of discourse analysis; and a
broader discussion of e-mail use that includes current e-mail practices.

Like its predecessor, this second edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Students:

• Explains the importance of understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres.
• Includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion and genre consciousness-raising.
• Shows how to write summaries and critiques
• Features “language focus” sections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives.
• Helps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities.