Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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pp. vii-ix

Figures

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p. x

Acknowledgments

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p. xi

Introduction: Why Read This Book?

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pp. 1-7

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1 Academic Writing: What Is It? And What Makes It Good?

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pp. 9-29

"Contents: • What isn’t academic writing • The difference between narrative, expository, and academic essays • Characteristics of a good persuasive essay • Determining the quality of a persuasive essay • Citation and formatting..."

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2 The Academic Research Process

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pp. 31-50

"Contents: • Four-step process to academic research: topic selection, preliminary research, writing a research proposal (optional), and additional research • How to use the internet as a research tool • What to include in electronic research notes..."

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3 The Academic Writing Process:A Structure

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pp. 51-75

"Contents: • How to organize your notes • How to develop a comprehensive outline • How to develop an introduction, body, and conclusion • How to use headings • How to make effective revisions • Characteristics of an appropriate and effective title • Creating an abstract..."

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4 Notes and Quotes

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pp. 77-89

"Contents: • When to use a footnote • The appropriate use of quotations • The importance of scholarly attribution..."

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5 Common Problems in Academic Writing

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pp. 91-100

"Contents: • Run-on sentences • Tense shifts • Faulty parallelism • Dangling modifiers • Wordiness • Overusing the passive voice, abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms • Using contractions and gendered language..."

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6 Evaluating an Academic Essay for Credit

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pp. 101-111

"Contents: • Understanding the criteria used to evaluate academic essays • Holistic grading and criterion-based assessment • Using a grading rubric..."

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7 Other Academic Writing Assignments

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pp. 113-120

"Contents: • Book reviews • Literature reviews • Opinion editorials • Case studies..."

8 Conclusion

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pp. 121-124

Glossary

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pp. 125-128

Index

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pp. 129-133