The Student Phrase Book: Vocabulary for Writing at University by Jeanne GodfreyThe Student Phrase Book: Vocabulary for Writing at University by Jeanne Godfrey

The Student Phrase Book: Vocabulary for Writing at University

byJeanne Godfrey

Paperback | May 3, 2013

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This guide will help students gain the knowledge and confidence to use appropriate words and phrases in an academic context, whatever their discipline or level of study. Used as a reference tool, it will help students to communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by using words precisely and avoiding common mistakes.

Jeanne has been teaching and managing in the field of English language and academic writing for over twenty years and currently lectures at the University of Leeds UK. She has been Chair of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes and set up one of the first academic writing centres in a UK university. Jean...
Title:The Student Phrase Book: Vocabulary for Writing at UniversityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 7.44 × 7.44 × 1.11 inPublished:May 3, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230289339

ISBN - 13:9780230289338

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- INTRODUCING, DEFINING AND CLASSIFYING.- 1. Introducing Your Topic.- 2. Giving Brief Definitions.- 3. Classifying and Describing Characteristics.- AIM, PROPOSITION AND TALKING ABOUT ARGUMENT.- 4. Stating Your Aim, Proposition and Scope.- 5. Talking about Proposition, Assumption, Argument, Thesis and Theory.- STRUCTURE, TIME, SEQUENCE AND FREQUENCY.- 6. Ordering and Structuring Your Ideas and Argument.- 7. Time, Sequence, Duration and Frequency.-  METHODOLOGY AND METHOD, FINDINGS, SIZE, AMOUNT, LEVEL AND PROPORTION.- 8. Describing Your Methodology and Method.- 9. Presenting Initial Data and Findings, and Stating Problems and Anomalies.- 10. Size, Amount, Level, Capacity, Proportion and Ratio.- MOVEMENT AND CHANGE, GETTING BETTER OR WORSE, ALLOWING OR PREVENTING AND ELIMINATING.- 11. Movement, Change, Trend and Tendency.- 12. Getting Better or Worse, Bringing Back or Taking Away, Encouraging or Deterring.- 13. Allowing or Preventing, Avoiding, Exlcuding, Cancelling Out and Eliminating.- CIRCUMSTANCE, ADVANTAGE OR DISADVANTAGE, PRESENCE OR ABSENCE AND IMPORTANCE.- 14. Circumstance, Occurrence, Normality, Norm, Deviance, Risk and Threat.- 15. Advantage or Disadvantage, Plenty or Too Much, Enough or Not Enough, Presence or Absence.- 16. Importance, Relevance, Influence and Impact.- COMMUNICATION, EXPRESSION, UNDERSTANDING, WAY OF THINKING AND POINT OF VIEW.- 17. Communication, Expression, Signification and Portrayal.- 18. Knowledge, Understanding, Perception, Way of Thinking and Belief.- 19. Position, Point of View, Support and Opposition, Impartiality and Bias.- CAUSE AND EFFECT, DEPENDENCY, SIMILARITY AND DIFFERENCE.- 20. Cause and Effect, Derivation, Requirement, Compatibility, Reciprocity and Dependency.- 21. Equivalence, Similarity, Difference and Diversity.- ANALYSING AND EVALUATING IDEAS.- 22. Analysing Ideas and Suggesting Common Themes.- 23. Comparing the Views of Different Authors and Describing How They Cite and Evaluate Each Other.- 24. Evaluating an Author's Ideas Positively.- 25. Evaluating an Author's Ideas Negatively.- DRAWING YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS, STATING YOUR OWN POSITION AND SUMMARISING YOUR IDEAS.- 26. Suggesting Counterarguments, Conceding, Disagreeing, Drawing Your Own Conclusions and Generating Your Own Ideas.- 27. Being Precise About Your Conclusions and Expressing Certainty, Caution or Doubt.- 28. Summarising, Restating Your Ideas, and Suggesting Ability, Potential and Future Actions.- APPENDIX.- Latin Abbreviations and Phrases.- A Brief Explanation of Word Class.- Index: Section Headings and Subheadings.- Index: Words and Phrases.

Editorial Reviews

'I absolutely agree that there is a need for some more specific guidance re vocabulary for native and near native speakers – a neglected group in HE as far as writing development is concerned. ... Navigability will be key. If it can work intuitively, this book could be a winner.' - Kate Williams, Oxford Brookes University 'The material is up-to-date and I agree that there is a gap in the market for a work of this nature.' - Lucinda Becker, University of Reading 'The author has done a thorough job in researching the market with no obvious omissions as far as I can see. I would certainly recommend a book to my students that encouraged them to develop an interest in the words they use as a vehicle for their ideas.' - Bryan Greetham, author of How to Write Better Essays 'I like the format; I think that a small, 'accessible' little guide will appeal to students (especially) native speakers more than a full-sized book. I could see myself using/recommending such a book. I think the proposal is most interesting.' - Hayo Reinders, Middlesex University