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The International Student's Guide to Writing a Research Paper, Paperback / softback Book

The International Student's Guide to Writing a Research Paper Paperback / softback

Edited by Alan Juffs

Part of the Pitt Series in English as a Second Language series


The International Student's Guide to Writing a Research Paper is a reference text for undergraduate students and those in ESL or bridge courses who are writing a research paper for the first time.

This book is partly an update of Writing a Research Paper (by Lionel Menasche, 1998) and partly a companion to The ESL Writer's Handbook. Each section of the book includes a discrete task called a Building Block, which requires students to apply the skills learned toward the development of their own paper.

This step-by-step approach allows students to construct knowledge as they become more familiar with the process, making writing a research paper a less intimidating task. Special features:This guide uses simple direct language for those for whom writing a research paper is new. Most example writing is from international students in an ESL program or first-year writing class, including two sample papers-one in APA and one in MLA. A section on responding to instructor feedback to provide students with the tools to read and understand comments and use them to improve the first draft. A subsection dedicated to constructing clear and cohesive paragraphs and sentences. The guide includes citation and style examples in MLA 8th edition.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 200 pages
  • Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Writing & editing guides
  • ISBN: 9780472036431


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