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By Stephen Bailey

ISBN-10: 0415595800

ISBN-13: 9780415595803

Most overseas scholars have to write essays and studies for checks and coursework. but writing reliable educational English is a hard activity. This re-creation of educational Writing has been totally revised to aid scholars achieve this objective. essentially organised, the path explains the writing procedure from begin to end. every one degree is confirmed and practised, from picking out compatible resources, interpreting, note-making and making plans via to re-writing and proofreading.

The publication is split into brief sections which comprise examples, motives and routines to be used within the lecture room or self-study. Cross-references enable easy accessibility to suitable sections, and a whole resolution key's included.

The 3rd variation has been built in accordance with feedback from either scholars and academics. that includes a brand new web site, there's elevated assurance of plagiarism, argument, reason and impression, comparability, definitions and educational variety. diverse different types of writing, together with stories and literature stories, also are coated.

All foreign scholars eager to maximise their educational strength will locate this easy-to-use, useful publication a precious consultant to writing in English for his or her measure classes.

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This may help you decide whether to borrow it. Ed/year If a book has had more than one edition it suggests that it is a successful title. The books are listed by the most recent first; always try to use the most up-to-date sources. 2A Reading: finding suitable sources Location Many large universities have more than one library. This tells you which one the book is kept in. Holdings If you click on availability it will tell you how many copies the library holds and if they are available to borrow or out on loan.

Therefore it is important for all students, including international ones, to understand the meaning of plagiarism and learn how to prevent it in their work. 3 Avoiding plagiarism There are several reasons why students must avoid plagiarism: • Copying the work of others will not help you develop your own understanding • To show that you understand the rules of the academic community • Plagiarism is easily detected by teachers and computer software • It may lead to failing a course or even having to leave college 2 Acknowledging sources If you borrow from or refer to the work of another person, you must show that you have done this by providing the correct acknowledgement.

From a survey, without citation. 9 Discussing an essay topic with a group of classmates and using some of their ideas in your own work. 10 Giving a citation for some information but mis-spelling the author’s name. This exercise shows that plagiarism can be accidental. For example, situation (10) above, when the author’s name is mis-spelt, is technically plagiarism but really carelessness. In situation (9) your teacher may have encouraged you to discuss the topic in groups, and then write an essay on your own, in which case it would not be plagiarism.

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