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Abstracts and the writing of abstracts

Author: John M Swales; Christine B Feak
Publisher: [Ann Arbor] : University of Michigan Press, [2009] ©2009
Series: Michigan series in English for academic & professional purposes.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Today's research world demands a variety of different abstracts to serve different purposes. As a result, writing abstracts can be a difficult task for graduate and international students, researchers, and even practiced authors. Abstracts and the Writing of Abstracts is designed to demystify the construction of this essential writing form and to equip scholars with the skills to summarize their work in clear and  Read more...
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Swales, John M., 1938-
Abstracts and the writing of abstracts.
[Ann Arbor] : University of Michigan Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)664161629
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Swales; Christine B Feak
ISBN: 0472033352 9780472033355
OCLC Number: 310398752
Notes: "Volume 1 of the revised and expanded edition of English in today's research world."
Description: xv, 88 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Research Article (RA) Abstracts --
General Analysis of RA Abstracts --
Specific Analyses --
Getting Started (Moves 1 and 2) --
Language Focus: Links between S1 and S2 --
Compressing Methods Descriptions (Move 3) --
Moving On: Results (Move 4) --
Language Focus: Main Results and That Clauses in Traditional Abstracts --
Concluding a Traditional Abstract (Move 5) --
A Final Issue: A Need to Problematize in the Abstract? --
Structured Research Article Abstracts --
Statements of Objective --
Language Focus: Opening the Conclusion Section --
Abstracts for Short Communications --
Conference Abstracts --
A Closer Look at the Organization of Conference Abstracts --
The Rating of Conference Abstracts --
The Role of a Senior Author: An Example --
The Problem of Promissory Abstracts --
Conference Abstract Titles --
Structured Conference Abstracts --
Conference Program Abstracts or Summaries --
PhD Dissertation Abstracts --
Choosing Keywords --
Appendix: Notes on Cross-Linguistic Issues.
Series Title: Michigan series in English for academic & professional purposes.
Responsibility: John M. Swales, Christine B. Feak.

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Focuses on abstracts for research articles before addressing abstracts for short communications, conferences, and PhD dissertations. This title covers keywords, titles, and author names. It discusses  Read more...

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