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Mastering Academic Writing

by Boba Samuels and Jordana Garbati SAGE Publications Ltd
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Focused on research-related assignments, this book coaches students on trials and tribulations of academic writing through the experiences of relatable characters who illustrate the common student dilemmas. Featuring hands-on exercises that involve real student examples and annotations from writing centre tutors, it is a workbook of interactive writing practice designed to get projects off the ground and maintain momentum. Through encouraging, no-nonsense advice garnered from empirical evidence and years of working directly with students on mastering writing habits, the authors help readers to: - Develop and hone arguments - Organize and interpret source material - Write effective research proposals and other persuasive texts - Follow academic conventions with confidence - Complete collaborative writing projects - Balance assignments around professional and personal commitments. Perfect for students transitioning from undergraduate to postgraduate degrees, this book provides the skills, tips, and tricks needed to move beyond the basics of academic writing and meet the new expectations of further study.

Chapter 1: Developing an Argument
Chapter 2: Focusing a Research Topic
Chapter 3: Entering the Academic Conversation: Integrity When Using Sources
Chapter 4: Writing a Literature Review
Chapter 5: Using Voice to Make Your Mark
Chapter 6: Preparing a Scholarship Proposal
Chapter 7: Writing about Data
Chapter 8: Writing Collaboratively

The case format establishes a narrative arc to each chapter to engage students in the chapter contents. Real student experiences give the text credibility and ground the advice about writing in real contexts. The focus on writing processes, advanced academic genres, and revision make this book an excellent choice for undergraduates and masters students across the disciplines.

Boba Samuels is Director of the Health Sciences Writing Centre at the University of Toronto.


Jordana Garbati is Writing Consultant at Wilfrid Laurier University.