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Ch 7 ac wr in e

  1. 1. Chapter 7 EditingDo tasks 29a-b, 30 on pp. 207-210 Academic Language Centre
  2. 2. editingFinal check before submitting the paper:•Think of a good title•Argumentation check•Vocabulary check (formal English)•Grammar and spelling check (not everything ispicked up by a computer!)•Bibliography•Consistent lay-out Academic Language Centre
  3. 3. The title:Titles often contain one or more of the followingelements:•a reference to the main topic•a reference to the aim of the author•a reference to the conclusion•the main topic as a question•a general statement which is then refinedCertain words occur very frequently in titles, cf. p.218 Academic Language Centre
  4. 4. Peer feedbackDo task 13 on p. 222, and task 16b on p. 225 Academic Language Centre
  5. 5. nominalisationAcademic writers frequently use the noun forms ofverbs; rather than focusing on the action (verb)they focus on the concept (noun).Water hyacinths are rapidly spreading intodrainage systems and are restricting the rate atwhich the water flows.(=verb)The rapid spread of water hyacinths into drainagesystems is causing restrictions in the rate of waterflows.(=noun) Academic Language Centre

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