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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

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 1-4129-2404-9, 978-1-4129-2404-7
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Centre for Language and Communication
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 17065
Depositing User: Wendy Hunt
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2009 10:19
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:32
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/17065
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