The Student Phrase Book: Vocabulary for Writing at University

Paperback | May 17, 2013

byJeanne Godfrey

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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.



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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 Godfrey has been teaching and managing in the field of English language and academic writing for over twenty years and has been Chair of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes. She set up one of the first academic writing centres in a UK University and has also been a Principal Lecturer in Learnin...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 7.7 × 7.7 × 0.6 inPublished:May 17, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage: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