For many students writing an academic text can be challenging. However, with diligent practice, academic writing is a skill you can learn. The online writing course Academic Writing Skills for Economics and Business Administration offers students specific practice as to various ‘micro’ writing skills, including the structure of an academic text, the theoretical framework, data and methodology, results, as well as citing, paraphrasing and quoting, argumentation, cohesion and sentence structure, and style, grammar and punctuation.
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.
Prof. dr. Henk T. van der Molen is hoogleraar psychologie bij het Instituut voor Psychologie van de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam en bij de Faculteit Psychologie van de Open Universiteit Nederland... Meer