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Academic Writing Handbook

Academic Writing Handbook



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English Language Centre
Northumbria English Language Pre-sessional
Academic WritingHandbook
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Table of Contents
PageTable of contents 3Acknowledgements 41. The academic writing handbook 51.1 Introduction 51.2 Academic writing 51.5 If you have done a project before 71.3 Tracking your extended writing project 62. The Academic Word List 73. Learning about your topic 124. Requirements 144.1 Organisation 144.2 Length 144.3 Word processing 144.4 The sections of the paper 154.4.1 Title page 154.4.2 Table of contents 154.4.3 (Abstract) 154.4.4 Introduction 154.4.5 Body 164.4.6 Conclusion 174.4.7 List of references 174.4.8 (Appendix) 174.4.9 Headings and subheadings 174.4.10 Copies of your project 175. Joining the academic community 185.1 Example of referencing 205.2 The parts of a reference in your list of references 215.3 Writing your list of references, Harvard system 226. Assessment 26Project marking 26Criteria for an A level project 27Appendix I, Doing research: Questionnaires 29Appendix II, Writing on a computer 33Spelling and grammar 33Page numbers 33Word count 34Line spacing 34Changing font styles, bold, italic or underlined 35Making overhead transparencies 36Appendix III, Giving a spoken presentation 37Appendix IV, Assessment criteria for projects 39List of references used in preparing this handbook 43
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