Each chapter starts with an explanation of a particular aspect of writing. This explanation leads to a rule of thumb and several brief online exercises. Feedback on the exercises consists of a good example, the so-called expert version, with which students may wish to compare their own work. Thus the course not only provides information about various aspects of writing but also prompts students to apply that information. In the end, students can apply the rules of thumb to both producing and revising their own academic writing assignments. The combination of clearly explained ‘micro’ writing skills and exercises to practice these makes for a highly effective training course.
This second edition has been completely revised and now also provides guidelines for mathematical writing. In addition to describing empirical research, the book now also covers theoretical and experimental research. The exercises in the accompanying online environment have also been radically revised.
Students can use the access code to log in to the online exercises at www.academicwritingskills-eba.com. Teachers can locate their students on the website and track their progress. The book can be used as a source of reference.