The Student Phrase Book

Vocabulary for Writing at University

Author: Jeanne Godfrey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137299797

Category: Education

Page: 232

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To write successfully at university you need to communicate your ideas clearly and effectively; imprecise or incorrect word use will lessen both the clarity and the credibility of your work. This book gives you an accessible 'way in' to words and phrases used in academic writing. It will help you to express your ideas, arguments and evaluations clearly and precisely, and to produce successful written work. The Student Phrase Book: • Presents over 1,000 mid- to advanced-level words and phrases common to writing across disciplines • Presents these words and phrases within the context of common writing functions and sentences so that you can see why and how they are used • Gives definitions and other important information for many of the words presented, concentrating on the words that most often cause problems • Explains the differences in meaning and use between commonly confused words • Shows you what other words surround the key word, so that you can use it with confidence • Is for anyone who is not totally familiar with writing at university, whatever their discipline or level of study
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The Business Student's Phrase Book

Key Vocabulary for Effective Writing

Author: Jeanne Godfrey

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 1137587083

Category: Education

Page: 252

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To write successfully in business – both at university and in the workplace – you need to communicate your ideas clearly and correctly; imprecise or incorrect word use will lessen the clarity and credibility of your work. This book gives you an accessible ‘way in’ to the words and phrases you will need to use in essays, case studies and reports. The Business Student’s Phrase Book: · Presents nearly 1,500 academic words commonly used across business and management · Shows you these words in the context of key writing functions and sentences from sample assignments so that you can see when, why and how words are used · Gives simple, clear definitions, concentrating on those words that most often cause problems · Explains the differences between commonly confused words · Identifies common mistakes in word use so that you can avoid similar errors in your own writing This is an essential companion for business students who seek to express their ideas, arguments and evaluations more clearly and precisely. Jeanne Godfrey has been teaching and managing in the field of English language and academic writing for over twenty years. She set up one of the first academic writing centres in a UK university and is a Teaching Fellow in the Language Centre at the University of Leeds, UK. She is the author of Writing for University, Reading and Making Notes, How to Use Reading in Your Essays and The Student Phrase Book.
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Vocabulary and Writing in a First and Second Language

Processes and Development

Author: D. Albrechtsen,K. Haastrup,B. Henriksen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230593402

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

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Listening to the voices of learners as they write an essay or try to cope with unfamiliar words in a text is a luxury often reserved for researchers. This book observes individuals performing similar tasks in their first and their foreign language and invites readers with an interest in foreign language acquisition to follow the same learners in their efforts to cope in both languages.
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Studying in English

Strategies for Success in Higher Education

Author: Hayo Reinders,Linh Phung,Marilyn Lewis

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137594063

Category: Education

Page: 252

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Are you studying, or planning to study, a degree taught in English? If so, this is the book for you. It’s full of examples, ideas, activities and good advice to help you improve your English and make the most of your university experience, whether you are abroad or taking university classes in English at home. This book includes: · First-hand experiences from other students on studying in English · Guidance on key skills such as listening to lectures, working in groups, academic writing, and giving presentations · Helpful information for dealing with language issues · Practical advice on academic and social matters · Information about the culture of Western universities Studying in English is an essential guide for your time at an English-speaking university – you can’t afford to be without it! Hayo Reinders is Professor of Education at Unitec in New Zealand, and TESOL Professor and Director of the doctoral program at Anaheim University in the United States. Marilyn Lewis has taught languages in New Zealand, India and Cambodia. Since her retirement from full-time work she has organised workshops for teachers and for language learners in Asia and recently Morocco. Linh Phung is the director of the English Language Program at Chatham University in the United States.
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Assessing English Proficiency for University Study

Author: J. Read

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137315695

Category: Education

Page: 269

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This book focuses on strategies and procedures for assessing the academic language ability of students entering an English-medium university, so that those with significant needs can have access to opportunities to enhance their language skills.
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New Perspectives on Transfer in Second Language Learning

Author: Prof. Liming Yu,Dr. Terence Odlin

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783094354

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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When people attempt to learn a new language, the language(s) they already know can help but also hinder their understanding or production of new forms. This phenomenon, known as language transfer, is the focus of this book. The collection offers new theoretical perspectives, some in the empirical studies and some in other chapters, and consists of four sections considering lexical, syntactic, phonological and cognitive perspectives. The volume provides a wealth of studies on the influence of Chinese on the acquisition of English but also includes studies involving Finnish, French, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Spanish, Swedish and Tamil. It will be of great interest to researchers and students working in the areas of crosslinguistic influence in second language acquisition, language pedagogy and psycholinguistics.
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