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Macmillan Higher Education

The Student Phrase Book

Vocabulary for Writing at University

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Palgrave

Pages: 232
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Palgrave Study Skills

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Paperback - 9780230289338

17 May 2013

$29.99

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Ebook - 9781137299796

16 September 2017

$29.99

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This concise phrase book is an essential tool for all students who want to communicate their ideas, arguments and evaluations clearly and precisely. Featuring over a thousand words common to most academic disciplines, it...

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This concise phrase book is an essential tool for all students who want to communicate their ideas, arguments and evaluations clearly and precisely. Featuring over a thousand words common to most academic disciplines, it will help students to expand their vocabulary, understand how these words are used and spot mistakes in their own academic writing. Chapters present the words in full sentences, enabling users to see exactly how they are used, and also include additional information on context, connotation and collocations.

This is an ideal reference guide for students of all disciplines and levels who are required to complete written assignments as part of their course. It is also a valuable resource for students looking to fine tune their vocabulary for job searches, interviews and writing for professional purposes.

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  • Groups words according to function, enabling users to quickly find what they need
  • Presents words in context, enabling users to see how they are used, and includes full definitions
  • Explains the differences in meaning and use between commonly confused words (e.g. affect/effect) and shows students how to avoid making these mistakes themselves
  • Highlights important grammatical points and other words that are often used with the key word
  • Gives readers the opportunity to put new knowledge into practice through identifying mistakes in sample sentences from real students? writing
  • Develops students? word knowledge and ability to express themselves clearly in academic writing

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.

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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. Jeanne is author of The Student Phrase Book, How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays, Reading and Making Notes and Writing for University.

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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. Jeanne is author of The Student Phrase Book, How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays, Reading and Making Notes and Writing for University.

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