Academic writing

Lillis, Theresa and North, Sarah (2006). Academic writing. In: Potter, Stephen ed. Doing postgraduate research (2nd ed). Open University series. London: Sage, pp. 114–151.

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Abstract

Chapter hopes to enable the student to:-
- Understand the role of writing as part of the research process
- Adapt writing style according to purpose and audience
- Know how to revise drafts of a thesis and sharpen their focus and coherence
- Elicit and respond effectively to feedback on writing
- Structure a thesis coherently
- Understand the way in which abstracts and articles are typically structured and be able to write in the same format
- Develop an awareness of the typical features of writing in your own discipline by reading from a range of academic texts

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