Academic Writing for Africa: The Journal Article

Author: Josef Schmied

Publisher: Cuvillier

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 240

View: 175

The present volume draws on the experience of the Workshop held in Benin City, Nigeria in May 2018, where doctoral students and experienced mentors met to work on their journal articles from a simple abstract or a first draft to a concrete publication proposal. Since research articles are the most important academic texts in academic careers today, young African scholars must practice to choose current topics, to use appropriate methodologies and argumentation structures, to draw tentative conclusions, and to be aware of limitations and further research necessary in their field. Mentors can advise them to apply proper statistical procedures, to edit their texts carefully and to submit them in acceptable format to appropriate journals. The contributions can also serve as a general model for open and critical international and intercultural academic discourse on publishing research articles in international journals.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Academic Writing for Africa: The Journal Article

Author: Josef Schmied

Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 941

The present volume draws on the experience of the Workshop held in Benin City, Nigeria in May 2018, where doctoral students and experienced mentors met to work on their journal articles from a simple abstract or a first draft to a concrete publication proposal. Since research articles are the most important academic texts in academic careers today, young African scholars must practice to choose current topics, to use appropriate methodologies and argumentation structures, to draw tentative conclusions, and to be aware of limitations and further research necessary in their field. Mentors can advise them to apply proper statistical procedures, to edit their texts carefully and to submit them in acceptable format to appropriate journals. The contributions can also serve as a general model for open and critical international and intercultural academic discourse on publishing research articles in international journals.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Academic Writing and Research across Disciplines in Africa

Author: Josef Schmied

Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

View: 993

The present volume draws on the experience of the pan-African conference in Yaoundé in Summer 2015, where young scholars from Cameroon met young and experienced scholars from Germany, Tanzania, Ghana, and Nigeria. They discussed not only their individual research projects, but also their personal writing experience. This volume records some of the conference presentations supplemented by specially commissioned contributions by experienced research partners in the field. It is particularly useful for young scholars who intend to demonstrate their credibility as researchers in their thesis (BA, MA, or PhD) or in their research and grant applications, in national and international networks. The examples of small projects here try to prove and illustrate that every scholar can profit from the international exchange of ideas and research experience.
Education

Writing Centres in Higher Education

Author: Sherran Clarence

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 984

This collection of essays reflects on the ways in which writing centres in South Africa are working in and across disciplines. Institutional constraints and challenges that arise from these collaborations are addressed and opportunities for transforming teaching and learning spaces are explored. The chapters speak to the global move in higher education to reconsider how knowledge is made, who makes it, and how support and development opportunities for students and lecturers should be created and sustained across the disciplines. This volume contributes to the body of knowledge in the growing field of the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education in South Africa. It builds on the work of the first collection of such essays: Changing Spaces: Writing Centres and Access to Higher Education (Eds. A Archer and R Richards, 2011, SUN PReSS) to understand why working within the disciplines is so critical for writing development in a South African context.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Changing Spaces

Author: Arlene Archer

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 485

Changing Spaces makes a forceful and credible case for the role of writing centres in engaging with students, staff and institutional structures in understanding issues of access from a social perspective ... This is a specialist book for those working in writing centres and for academics of all disciplines. It is based on research and provides an important set of theoretical arguments, developed through reflection on writing centre practices, about student writing and the work of the university. Professor Sioux McKenna Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning, Rhodes University How do we select and train tutors? How do we work with faculty? How do we combat the image that we are remedial, a ?fix-it? shop? How do we prove our worth? How do we show that we improve retention? ... Changing Spaces demonstrates the flexibility of writing centers and the unique roles they play in South Africa. Writing centers everywhere represent institutional responses to the learning needs of their students, and they do so because writing centers adapt easily to different contexts and situations. They meet students where they are, as a group and individually. Professor Leigh Ryan Writing Center Director, University of Maryland, USA
Reference

Risk in Academic Writing

Author: Lucia Thesen

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 248

View: 318

This book brings together a variety of voices – students and teachers, journal editors and authors, writers from the global north and south – to interrogate the notion of risk as it applies to the production of academic writing. Risk-taking is viewed as a productive force in teaching, learning and writing, and one that can be used to challenge the silences and erasures inherent in academic tradition and convention. Widening participation and the internationalisation of higher education make questions of language, register, agency and identity in postgraduate writing all the more pressing, and this book offers a powerful argument against the further reinforcement of a ‘northern’ Anglophone understanding of knowledge and its production and dissemination. This volume will provide food-for-thought for postgraduate students and their supervisors everywhere.
Education

BASICS OF RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC WRITING

Author: Joseph M. Munyua

Publisher: Exceller Books

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page:

View: 739

Nowadays, we have many research books. But, this is a book with a difference in that it seeks to equip research lecturers and students with the essentials of research and academic writing. By its very nature, this book ensures that its readers can smoothly better their research knowledge and academic writing skills. This book’s simplicity and clarity guarantee that one’s effort to peruse it cannot be futile. It is a must-read book for anyone interested in research and academic writing.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Academic Writing

Author: Mary Lynch Kennedy

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 744

Reference

Scientific Writing Skills

Author: Amanda Lourens

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 131

View: 295

Where do I begin to write my thesis or dissertation? Which sections should such a text have? How do I get my thoughts onto paper? How do I combine all my results in one coherent whole? What is an academic writing style? How do I reference?Scientific Writing Skills gives answers to these questions. It is the result of many courses in scientific writing skills to postgraduate students based on real writing problems and text examples from diverse disciplines. It is a practical yet scientifically sound guide that helps the student tackle scientific writing.It is also available in Afrikaans as Wetenskaplike skryfvaardighede.
Education

Academic Freedom in a Democratic South Africa

Author: John Higgins

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 286

View: 296

This book argues that the core content of academic freedom—the principle of supporting and extending open intellectual enquiry—is essential to realizing the full public value of higher education. John Higgins emphasizes the central role that the humanities, and the particular forms of argument and analysis they embody, bring to this task.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Professional Academic writing in Global Context

Author: Theresa Lillis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 678

Academic Writing in a Global Context addresses the issue of the pressure on academics worldwide to produce their work in English in scholarly publishing, and why the growth of the use of academic English matters. Drawing on an eight year ‘text-ethnographic’ study of the experiences of fifty scholars working in Europe, this book discusses these questions at both a macro and micro level – through discussions of knowledge evaluation systems on all levels, and analysis of the progress of a text towards publication. In addition to this, case studies of individual scholars in their local institutions and countries are used to illustrate experiences of using English in the academic world. Academic Writing in a Global Context examines the impact of the growing dominance of English on academic writing for publication globally. The authors explore the ways in which the global status attributed to English is impacting on the lives and practices of multilingual scholars working in contexts where English is not the official language of communication and throws into relief the politics surrounding academic publishing. This book will be of interest to postgraduates and professionals in the fields of World Englishes, language and globalization and English Language Teaching.
Business & Economics

Trends in Twenty-first Century African Theatre and Performance

Author: Kenechukwu Igweonu

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 474

View: 773

"Trends in Twenty-First Century African Theatre and Performance" is a collection of regionally focused articles on African theatre and performance. The volume provides a broad exploration of the current state of African theatre and performance and considers the directions they are taking in the 21st Century. It contains sections on current trends in theatre and performance studies, on applied/community theatre and on playwrights. The chapters have evolved out of a working group process, in which papers were submitted to peer-group scrutiny over a period of four years, at four international conferences. The book will be particularly useful as a key text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in non-western theatre and performance (where this includes African theatre and performance), and would be a very useful resource for theatre scholars and anyone interested in African performance forms and cultures.
Religion

Challenging Tradition

Author: Perry Shaw

Publisher: Langham Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 508

View: 127

The surge of theological education in the rapidly growing church of the Majority World has highlighted the inadequacy of traditional Western methods of thinking and learning to fully accomplish the task at hand. The limitations of current theological education are embodied in the formation and assessment of the master’s or doctoral dissertation; processes that follow a linear-empiricist tradition developed in the West and exported to the Majority World. Challenging Tradition: Innovation in Advanced Theological Studies highlights the need for these traditions to be reconsidered in every context throughout the world. Drs Shaw and Dharamraj, with their team of contributors, present innovations in research and documentation that demonstrate how we may better prepare theological leadership through means that are contextually relevant and locally meaningful.
Education

Academic Writing

Author: Stephen Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 314

View: 993

Now in its fifth edition, Academic Writing helps international students succeed in writing essays and reports for their English-language academic courses. Thoroughly revised and updated, it is designed to let teachers and students easily find the topics they need, both in the classroom and for self-study. The book consists of five parts: The Writing Process Elements of Writing Language Issues Vocabulary for Writing Writing Models The first part explains and practises every stage of essay writing, from choosing the best sources, reading and note-making, through to referencing and proofreading. The four remaining parts, organised alphabetically, can be taught in conjunction with the first part or used on a remedial basis. A progress check at the end of each part allows students to assess their learning. All units are fully cross-referenced, and a complete set of answers to the practice exercises is included. New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English, and Writing Letters and Emails. In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Additional features of the book include: Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and essays Use of authentic academic texts from a wide range of disciplines Designed for self-study as well as classroom use Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level Glossary to explain technical terms, plus index Written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.
Academic writing

Academic Writing Skills for International Students

Author: Siew Hean Read

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Academic writing

Page: 223

View: 733

This user-friendly guide features examples of student writing and exercises throughout and will help you to develop your academic writing skills so that you can achieve the best possible marks. This engaging guide will equip students who are non-native speakers of English with the tools and confidence to respond effectively and appropriately to written assignments at university. It supports students in the development of essential writing skills, such as structuring paragraphs and building an argument, and provides practical guidance on adhering to the conventions of academic writing. It guides students systematically through a series of text analyses which bring out key linguistic and rhetorical features, making complex textual issues manageable and understandable for learners of all abilities. This is an ideal self-study aid for non-native English speakers, both on pre-sessional language courses and on degree programmes, who need to get to grips with the conventions of academic writing.
Business & Economics

Academic Writing for International Students of Business and Economics

Author: Stephen Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 752

The third edition of Academic Writing for International Students of Business and Economics is written to help international students succeed in writing essays, reports and other papers for their English-language academic courses. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect issues such as diversity and sustainability, this book is designed to let students and teachers easily find the help they need, both in the classroom and for self-study. The book is divided into five parts, comprising a total of 42 units: The Writing Process Elements of Writing Language Issues Vocabulary for Writing Writing Models New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English and Reflective Writing. In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Additional features of the book include: Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and literature reviews Use of authentic academic texts from a range of sources Designed for self-study as well as classroom use Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level A complete set of answers to the practice exercises Cross-references across all units Providing a glossary to explain technical terms and written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students of Business and Economics, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.