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Research & Writing
Doing Academic Research by Ted Gournelos; Joshua R. Hammonds; Maridath A. Wilson
Doing Academic Research is a concise, accessible, and tightly organized overview of the research process in the humanities, social sciences, and business. Conducting effective scholarly research can seem like a frustrating, confusing, and unpleasant experience. Early researchers often have inconsistent knowledge and experience, and can become overwhelmed - reducing their ability to produce high quality work. Rather than a book about research, this is a practical guide to doing research. It guides budding researchers along the process of developing an effective workflow, where to go for help, and how to actually complete the project. The book addresses diversity in abilities, interest, discipline, and ways of knowing by focusing not just on the process of conducting any one method in detail, but also on the ways in which someone might choose a research method and conduct it successfully. Finally, it emphasizes accessibility and approachability through real-world examples, key insights, tips, and tricks from active researchers. This book is a highly useful addition to both content area courses and research methods courses, as well as a practical guide for graduate students and independent scholars interested in publishing their research.
Publication Date: 2019-05-29
Liberating Scholarly Writing by Robert J. Nash
Robert Nash argues for the validity of an exciting, alternative approach to doing scholarly writing which he calls the scholarly personal narrative. This book is the result of 35 years of supervising student papers, theses, dissertations, and publications.
Publication Date: 2019-04-01
English Grammar & Vocabulary
Dreyer's English by Benjamin Dreyer
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. A sharp, funny grammar guide they'll actually want to read, from Random House's longtime copy chief and one of Twitter's leading language gurus. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY O: The Oprah Magazine.
Publication Date: 2019-01-29
Expand Your English by Steve Hart
Writing academic prose in English is especially difficult for non-native speakers, largely because the standard vocabulary used in this genre can be quite different from colloquial English. Expand Your English A Guide to Improving Your Academic Vocabulary is a unique and invaluable guide that will enable the reader to overcome this hurdle. It will become the favourite go-to reference book for both beginners and for intermediate learners struggling with the complexities of English-language academic writing. Steve Hart covers 1,000 vocabulary items that are essential for good academic writing. The first section describes 200 key terms in detail, grouping them into logical sets of 10. Through careful repetition, the reader will find it easy to retain, retrieve, and reuse these essential phrases. The second section explains a further 800 terms, grouping them according to function, meaning, and the areas of an essay where they are likely to be used. The expansive scope of Expand Your English gives non-native speakers all the vocabulary tools they need to master this difficult style of writing.
Publication Date: 2017-10-10
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