Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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328 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
April 2018
Print ISBN: 9781773380407


The challenges of teaching and learning academic-level writing may be greater than ever before due to the prevalence of writing practices in social media and the growing internationalization of post-secondary education. The authors of Academic Writing use discipline-based research papers to discuss preliminary steps such as research, note-taking, summarizing, and drafting a proposal. They trace the development of scholarly papers through introductions, core paragraphs, and conclusions, and they close with essential chapters on writing in the sciences, and revision and proofreading. In its third edition, Academic Writing now offers chapter learning objectives, annotated passages that illustrate aspects of academic style, and a glossary. Furthermore, every chapter ends with articles that can be used for stylistic analysis. These rich pedagogical features accompanied by the authors’ clear step-by-step instructions make this book an ideal guide for all students who want to improve their academic writing skills.


  • for both students and teachers: full-length research papers written by published scholars and by students
  • for instructors: a complete supplementary package that contains PowerPoint slides, an exam bank, and ideas for student activities

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: What’s the Occasion? Genre and Voice

Chapter 2: Hitting the Books: Research and Topic

Chapter 3: Moving Forward: Compiling a Research Notebook

Chapter 4: A Trial Run: Proposals as Research Bids

Chapter 5: Hello, Reader! Rhetorical Moves in Scholarly Introductions

Chapter 6: Hills and Valleys: The Big Country of Core Paragraphs 179

Chapter 7: Crossing the Finish Line: Rhetorical Moves in Scholarly Conclusions

Chapter 8: Freight-Train Nouns: The Density of Scientific Writing

Chapter 9: A Last Review: Revising and Proofreading

Copyright Acknowledgements


Instructor Resources

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