The second edition of 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 2,000 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. Units 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.
New to this Edition: - Now contains practice exercises so readers can test their understanding as they goRefreshed, more reader-friendly text design
Introduction TOPIC, AIM AND ARGUMENT 1. Topic 2. Aim and scope 3. Proposition and argument DEFINITIONS AND CLASSIFICATION 4. Brief definitions 5. Classification and characteristics METHODOLOGY, METHOD AND FINDINGS 6. Methodology, model and method 7. Data, findings, problems and anomalies AMOUNT, LEVEL AND PROPORTION 8. Amount, level, proportion and distribution 9. Adequate and inadequate amounts CONTEXT, NORMS, RISK AND THREAT 10. Context, occurrence, norms and deviation 11. Advantage, disadvantage, risk and threat COMMUNICATION, UNDERSTANDING AND POSITION 12. Communication, expression, signification and portrayal 13. Knowledge, understanding, way of thinking and belief 14. Position, point of view, impartiality and bias 15. Time, sequence, duration and frequency 16. Change, movement, trend and tendency ENCOURAGEMENT, ALLOWANCE AND PREVENTION 17. Encouragement and improvement, discouragement and deterioration 18. Allowance, prevention, exclusion and elimination ORIGIN, CAUSE, EFFECT AND LOGICAL RELATIONSHIP 19. Origin, cause and effect 20. Connection, compatibility, reciprocity and lack of relationship COMPARISON, SIMILARITY AND DIFFERENCE21. Comparison, similarity, equivalence, convergence and balance 22. Difference, differentiation, diversity and divergence ANALYSIS OF EVIDENCE AND ARGUMENTS, 23. Analysis of evidence and identification of argument flaws 24. Grouping of authors' ideas and identification of common themes EVALUATION OF EVIDENCE AND ARGUMENTS 25. Authors' evaluations of each other 26. Your positive evaluation of evidence and arguments 27. Your negative evaluation of evidence and arguments 28. Your agreement, disagreement, and counterarguments IMPORTANCE, IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS 29. Linking evidence to theory and practice 30. Importance, significance and dominance 31. Influence and impact CONCLUSIONS, CLARIFICATION AND FUTURE ACTION 32. Conclusions, implications and new ideas 33. Qualifying conclusions and degrees of certainty 34. Summary, clarification and restatement of position 35. Recommendations, advice and solutions APPENDICES Latin abbreviations and phrases Word class: a brief explanation Index: word table Index: alphabetical
Jeanne Godfrey is a Teaching Fellow in the Language Centre at the University of Leeds, UK. She has been teaching in the field of English language for over twenty years and has been a 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 is now working with lecturers and students in many areas of learning and curriculum development, with particular emphasis on academic writing development. She is the author of Writing for University, Reading and Making Notes, The Business Student's Phrase Book, and How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays.
Reviews for Student Phrase Book (Palgrave Study Skills)
This is a tremendously useful book! I've used the First edition of The Student Phrase Book extensively as a desk companion, recommended it to university and college colleagues and given copies of it to all members of my family heading off to be students, so I am delighted to endorse this new edition of the book which is even more useful. What I really value is the way it demystifies the complex discourses of 'academese' so that anyone who feels out of their depth with some of the terminology can find reassurance and explanation within it. Using down-to-earth language to explain contested topics like 'critical evaluation' and 'deconstruction', Jeanne also provides really accessible examples showing good and 'not-yet-good' usage. If every student used this book, they would make their own lives so much easier, not to mention that of the academics and professional support staff working with them. I cannot recommend it highly enough! * Sally Brown, Leeds Beckett University, UK *