The Art and Architecture of Academic Writing

Patricia Prinz | New York City College of Technology, City University of New York
Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir | University of Iceland
ISBN 9789027207524 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This book is a bridge to confident academic writing for advanced non-native English users. It emphasizes depth over breadth through mastery of core writing competencies and strategies which apply to most academic disciplines and genres. Tailored to students in EMI programs, the content was piloted and revised during a longitudinal writing study. The innovative approach prepares students to write for the academic community through the dual lenses of Art (developing a writer’s voice through choices in language, style, and topics) and Architecture (mastering norms of academic language, genre, and organization.) The user-friendly text maximizes time for writing practice and production by avoiding lengthy readings. Part 1 builds skills and confidence in writing by focusing on assignments that do not require research. Part 2 applies newly mastered principles, skills, and strategies to research-based writing. Students learn to incorporate thesis, research, and evidence into a process for academic writing by following the AWARE framework (Arranging to write, Writing, Assessing, Revising, and Editing.)
[Not in series, 231] 2021.  x, 299 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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The Art and Architecture of Academic Writing offers a helpful and accurate view of (academic) writing as a cyclical process. The volume gives attention to all stages in the process, and to textual features ranging from the global to the local. Clear and informative descriptions of how writing works are interspersed with engaging activities. Both teachers and students will find it an intelligent resource in the writing classroom.”
“This book will support a growing category of users of English as an additional language, students in precursor English for learners entering English-medium instruction programs around the world. It bridges students from learning from traditional grammar-oriented exercise texts into engagement with a crucial practice in global higher education—academic writing.”
“This concise and reader-friendly book can be a handy reference for advanced learners, research students, and busy writing teachers.”
“As Prinz and Arnbjörnsdóttir contend in this volume, academic writing requirements vary widely across disciplines, but some fundamental elements of academic writing apply to all disciplines. Therefore, I believe this book will surely be an eye-opening resource not only for students, but also for teachers and researchers from different fields. It will be most helpful in guiding them to become confident, independent writers when challenged to use English for academic, research and professional purposes in international academia.”
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Cited by 2 other publications

Jiang, Feng (Kevin) & Ken Hyland
2023. Changes in Research Abstracts: Past Tense, Third Person, Passive, and Negatives. Written Communication 40:1  pp. 210 ff. DOI logo
Prinz, Patricia & Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir
2021. Developing Writer Autonomy in an Intensive EMI Program: Learners’ Perceptions. In Academic Literacy Development,  pp. 123 ff. DOI logo

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Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Main BIC Subject

CBW: Writing & editing guides

Main BISAC Subject

LAN005010: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / Academic & Scholarly
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020050367 | Marc record