English for Academic Research Writing Exercises

This book is based on a study of referees' reports and letters from journal editors on reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English (long sentences, redundancy, poor structure etc).

Author: Adrian Wallwork

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461442981

Category: Education

Page: 190

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This book is based on a study of referees' reports and letters from journal editors on reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English (long sentences, redundancy, poor structure etc). It draws on English-related errors from around 5000 papers written by non-native authors, around 3000 emails, 500 abstracts by PhD students, and over 1000 hours of teaching researchers how to write and present research papers. The exercises are organized into ten chapters on: punctuation and spelling word order writing short sentences and paragraphs link words - connecting phrases and sentences together being concise and removing redundancy ambiguity and political correctness paraphrasing and avoiding plagiarism defining, comparing, evaluating and highlighting anticipating possible objections, indicating level of certainty, discussion limitations, hedging, future work writing each section of a paper Some exercises require no actual writing but simply choosing between various options, thus facilitating self-study, e-reading and rapid progress. In those exercises where extended writing is required, model answers are given. Exercise types are repeated for different contexts, for example the importance of being concise is tested for use in papers, referees' reports, and emails of various types. Such repetition of similar types of exercises is design ed to facilitate revision. The exercises can also be integrated into English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Special Purposes (ESP) courses at universities and research institutes. The book can be used in conjunction with the other exercise books in the series and is cross-referenced to: English for Research: Usage, Style, and Grammar English for Writing Research Papers
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Now Write

In Now Write!, Sherry Ellis collects the personal writing exercises of today's best writers and lays bare the secret to their success.

Author: Sherry Ellis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101117835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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A collection of personal writing exercises and commentary from some of today's best novelists, short story writers, and writing teachers, including Jill McCorkle, Amy Bloom, Robert Olen Butler, Steve Almond, Jayne Anne Phillips, Virgil Suarez, Margot Livesay, and more. What's the secret behind the successful and prolific careers of critically acclaimed novelists and short story writers Amy Bloom, Steve Almond, Jayne Anne Phillips, Alison Lurie, and others? Divine assistance? Otherworldly talent? An unsettlingly close relationship with the Muse? While the rest of us are staring at blank sheets of paper, struggling to come up with a first sentence, these writers are busy polishing off story after story and novel after novel. Despite producing work that may seem effortless, all of them have a simple technique for fending off writer's block: the writing exercise. In Now Write!, Sherry Ellis collects the personal writing exercises of today's best writers and lays bare the secret to their success. - In "The Photograph," Jill McCorkle divulges one of her tactics for handling material that takes plots in a million different directions; - National Book Award-nominee Amy Bloom offers "Water Buddies," an exercise for writers practicing their craft in workshops; - Steve Almond, author of My Life in Heavy Metal and Candyfreak, provides a way to avoiding purple prose in "The Five-Second Shortcut to Writing in the Lyric Register"; - and eighty-three more of the country's top writers disclose their strategies for creating memorable prose. Complemented by brief commentary from the authors themselves, the exercises in Now Write! are practical and hands-on. By encouraging writers to shamelessly steal proven techniques that have yielded books which have won National Book Awards, Pulitzers, and Guggenheim grants, Now Write! inspires the aspiring writer to write now.
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Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies

Whether you're a new writer with a seed of an idea you would like to develop, or are looking to strengthen your creative writing skills, this book has you covered.

Author: Maggie Hamand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118921074

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Turn your inspiration into a story with clear, expertguidance Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies is a step-by-stepcreative writing course designed to hone your craft, regardless ofability. Written by the founder of the Complete Creative WritingCourse at London's Groucho Club, this activity-based guide walksyou through the process of developing and writing in a wide rangeof genres including novels, short stories and creative nonfiction.The book includes writing prompts, exercises, mind maps, flowcharts and diagrams designed to get your ideas flowing. You'll getexpert guidance into character development, plot structure andprose, plus extensive insight into self-editing and polishing yourwork. Whether you're a new writer with a seed of an idea you wouldlike to develop, or are looking to strengthen your creative writingskills, this book has you covered. Covering every aspect ofnarrative, from setting initial goals to formatting a manuscript,Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies provides the toolsand instruction you need to make your story the best it can be. Learn to spark your imagination and sketch out ideas Create compelling characters and paint a picture withdescription Develop your plot and structure and maintain continuity Step back from your work and become your own ruthlesseditor The rise of e-books has opened up the publishing world, even tonon-established writers. If you have a story you're dying to tellbut aren't sure how, Creative Writing Exercises For Dummiesis the clear, concise solution you need.
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English Writing Exercises for Second Language Learners

I wrote this second workbook for my academic English writing classes. It contains
questions and answers on topics associated to developing good English writing
skills. The second English writing exercises book has more topics associated to ...

Author: Stephen E. Dew

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329196414

Category: Education

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This is my second academic writing skills workbook. It contains questions and answers on topics to improve academic English writing skills. The questions are typical of those used in exams for an English diploma for university entrance. These practical writing exercise support my previous three “Academic Writing Skills” series books: 1. "Learn English Paragraph Writing Skills" 2. "Practical Academic Essay Writing Skills" 3. "The 5 Step Essay Writing Process" The exercise groups cover grammar areas such as capitals, commas, sentence structure and errors, and subject/verb agreement required for confident academic English writing skills. As well as the common grammar questions, there are questions to improve essay writing skills such as topic and supporting sentences, unity, coherence, and examples of transition signals. I would recommend ESL Students in low-intermediate to low-advanced English classes use this workbook for developing their academic English writing skills.
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Resources in Education

( SR ) ED 304 706 CS 211 739 Bernhardt , Bill Just Writing . Exercises To
Improve Your Writing . Teachers and Writers Collaborative , New York , NY .
Spons Agency – National Endowment for the Arts , Washington , D.C. Report No.

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ISBN: OSU:32435076354919

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Writing Exercises

The book also addresses practical matters like research skills, attribution and handwriting matters. Equally important is the matter of grading the work. Motivation is a key feature of both the exercises themselves and the grading approach.

Author: Ed Newman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539991040

Category:

Page: 58

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Writing Exercises: How to Teach Writing and Prepare Your Favorite Students for College, Life and Everything Else Learning how to communicate by means of the written word is an essential component of any successful career. Children who write well will obtain more career opportunities and find more open doors than those who neglect this vital skill. But good writing is more than simply writing technically correct sentences with proper verb tense and punctuation. Good writing is writing that engages readers. During the years his children were being homeschooled, the author had an insight that resulted in a whole new approach to teaching how to write. It seemed apparent that students write more if they enjoy it rather than hate it. The more they write, the more sentences and words the parent/teacher will acquire to edit, providing insights into the child's thinking with deeper glimpses of who the students really are. The book also addresses practical matters like research skills, attribution and handwriting matters. Equally important is the matter of grading the work. Motivation is a key feature of both the exercises themselves and the grading approach. The real aim of this book is not to teach writing, but to change lives and make a difference in the larger world.
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Writing Reader Friendly Poems Plus Writing Exercises

Susan Ioannou. Part 4 – Writing Exercises INTRODUCTION These exercises
offer practice in applying the concise points 43 – Writing Exercises.

Author: Susan Ioannou

Publisher: Wordwrights Canada

ISBN: 9780920835357

Category: Education

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This compact guide shares how to master the art of "reader-friendly poetry"-- writing that reaches beyond confession, shrugs off literary fashion, and bypasses the esoteric and avant-garde, to put the reader first. With more than 50 rules of thumb, writers learn to select, expand, rearrange, and edit raw inspiration into poems that are clear and engaging, that touch emotions, mind, and senses. Numerous writing exercises provide lots of practice in these techniques. The book also includes pointers on finding inspiration, as well as on submitting work for publication. The advice has been honed through Susan Ioannou's many years as a widely published Canadian poet, creative writing teacher, and literary editor.
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Practice Exercises in News Writing

Writing the Story III SPELLING accidentally , dumbbell , sizable , salable , vacuum
, picnicking , parallel , minuscule , miniature ... News - writing exercises in Section
Seven will require you to polish your skill at writing summary leads . You will ...

Author: George A. Hough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin School

ISBN: 0395341124

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 257

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Exercises in the Craft of Writing

808 g8723 CONTENTS Page To the Instructor 1. AN APPROACH TO WRITING
EXERCISES 1 3 2. SUMMARIZING EXERCISES 11 15 3. GENERAL AND
SPECIFIC EXERCISES 23 25 4. LIMITING A SUBJECT EXERCISES 33 35 5.
GETTING ...

Author: Frederick George Bracher

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002117699G

Category: English language

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Kicking In the Wall

When Patti Smith was plagued with writer’s block — “scattered and stymied, surrounded by unfinished songs and abandoned poems” — playwright Sam Shepard advised her, “When you hit a wall, just kick it in.” In these pages, ...

Author: Barbara Abercrombie

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608681570

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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When Patti Smith was plagued with writer’s block — “scattered and stymied, surrounded by unfinished songs and abandoned poems” — playwright Sam Shepard advised her, “When you hit a wall, just kick it in.” In these pages, Abercrombie shows readers how to do just that. Like a workout with a top trainer, her writing exercises warm up, stretch, and build creative muscle. Quotes from famous writers inspire each day’s exercise. Though Abercrombie says readers need only commit five minutes to each exercise, she writes, “I’ve seen novels, memoirs, and many essays get started” in those five minutes, “and a lot ended up being published.” Her playful, powerful method is ideal — maybe even essential — fuel for writers trying to get off the starting block, persevere through challenges, and cross their personal creativity finish lines.
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Exercises for Media Writing

Exercise 50 Editorials: The last word (chapter u) Editorials that succeed depend
as much on the mastery of relevant ... Your state's funding for higher education 50
PRACTICAL WRITING EXERCISES FOR NEWS, ADVERTISING & PR This ...

Author: Bruce H. Hinson

Publisher: Pws Publishing Company

ISBN: 0534087132

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 107

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Dynamics of Writing

Dynamics of Writing: An Exercise Guide gives you multiple opportunities to practice your writing skills in-class or as take-home assignments.

Author: Vincent F. Filak

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506347665

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

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Dynamics of Writing: An Exercise Guide gives you multiple opportunities to practice your writing skills in-class or as take-home assignments. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of the newswriting process and offers short-answer, multiple-choice, and writing-prompt activities to help you master the concepts and skills presented in Vincent F. Filak’s comprehensive book. Additional exercises built around the unique demands of online newswriting will prepare you to meet the demands of a changing media landscape. Key Features: “Writing Exercises” enable you to recall & demonstrate your understanding of various elements found in each chapter in Dynamics of News Writing and Reporting. “Practice Writing” exercises empower you to apply their knowledge in a safe, in-class environment. “Live-Action Exercises” encourage you to expand their knowledge and experience through out-of-class reporting and writing opportunities.
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Eclectic Short hand Writing by Principles Instead of Arbitrary Signs

READING AND WRITING EXERCISES . The following lessons fully illustrate the
art of writing by this system . The four pages of selections from the scriptures have
each their key on the page facing the writing . After these follow several pages ...

Author: Jesse George Cross

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433034370928

Category: Eclectic shorthand

Page: 244

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The Elements of Tachygraphy

Use d pen and ink instead of : pencil , and leave two blank lines under each line
written , so that after the exercise has ... This correction and rewriting of the
exercises is important , and may be followed by writing them subsequently
several ...

Author: David Philip Lindsley

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN291A

Category: Shorthand

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The Practice of Poetry

A distinctive collection of more than 90 effective poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels.

Author: Robin Behn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062276070

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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A distinctive collection of more than 90 effective poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels.
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Practical Creative Writing Exercises

Whether you are new to writing or more experienced, this book will awaken your imagination and renew your inspiration. Practical Creative Writing Exercises to suit everyone.

Author: Grace Jolliffe

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1093468122

Category:

Page: 112

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Be inspired. Be creative. Be a writer. Practical Creative Writing Exercises will guide you through the exciting world of creative writing. Experiment with genre and theme using a wide variety of exercises, prompts and tools. Whether you are new to writing or more experienced, this book will awaken your imagination and renew your inspiration. Practical Creative Writing Exercises to suit everyone. Choose from: Dramatic Situations Abstract Exercises Idea-generating Prompts Visual Exercises Story Starters and Story endings. Whether you want to write fiction, prose or poetry, this book will help you to discover your creativity and lose yourself in the adventure of writing. Banish procrastination and start writing now. About The Author Grace Jolliffe's first novel, Piggy Monk Square, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth New Writers Prize and broadcast on RTE's Book on One. Her writing is published in literary magazines as well as broadcast on TV and radio. Grace used to teach scriptwriting and creative writing to keep her in teabags and electricity. Following a serious accident, she gave up teaching and now shares her knowledge on her writer's website: www.practicalcreativewriting.com Now very much recovered, Grace lives on Galway's Wild Atlantic Way surrounded by rocks, stones and roads to nowhere.
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