English for Academic Correspondence and Socializing (häftad)
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English for Academic Correspondence and Socializing (häftad)

English for Academic Correspondence and Socializing

Häftad Engelska, 2011-06-11
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English for Academic Correspondence and Socializing is the first ever book of its kind specifically written for researchers of all disciplines whose first language is not English. With easy-to-follow rules and tips, and with authentic examples taken from real emails, referee's reports and cover letters, you will learn how to: * use strategies for understanding native speakers of English * significantly improve your listening skills * organize one-to-one meetings * feel confident at social events * manage and participate in a successful conversation * write effective emails * review other people's manuscripts - formally and informally * reply effectively and constructively to referees' reports * write cover letters to editors * use the telephone and Skype * participate in (video) conference calls * exploit standard English phrases Other books in the series: English for Presentations at International Conferences English for Writing Research Papers English for Research: Usage, Style, and Grammar English for Academic Research: Grammar Exercises English for Academic Research: Vocabulary Exercises English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises
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From the reviews: "This is a very useful tool for improving how your research papers are written. ... The book can be read from start to end and then can be used as a reference. ... book contains excerpts of published and unpublished papers, with the indications of mistakes and useful suggestions for improving the sentences. The book contains a lot of tips in how to please the referees of the papers. ... I will definitely recommend this book, especially to Ph.D. students." (Philosophy, Religion and Science Book Reviews, bookinspections.wordpress.com, December, 2013)

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Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 20 ELT and EAP textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and academics from 35 countries to write research papers.


Part I. Email.- 1. Subject Lines.- 2. Beginnings and Endings.- 3. Structuring the Content of an Email.- 4. Requests and Replies.- 5. Building a Relationship and Deciding the Level of Formality.- Part II. Writing and Responding to Reviews.- 6. Requesting and Writing an Informal Review of a Colleague's Work.- 7. Writing a Peer Review.- 8.Writing a Reply to the Reviewers' Reports.- 9.Communicating with the Editor.- Part III. Telephone and Teleconference Calls.- 10. Preparing For and Setting Up a Phone Call.- 11. Leaving a Telephone Message.- 12. Conference Calls.- Part IV. Dealing with Native English Speakers.- 13. How to Improve Your Understanding of Native English Speakers.- 14. What to Do If You Don't Understand What Someone Says.- 15. How to Improve Your Pronunciation.- 16. Exploiting Audiovisual Resources.- Part V. Socializing.- 17. Preparing for Social Events.- 18. Introducing Yourself and Preparing One-to-One Meetings.- 19. How to Have Successful Social Conversations.- Part VI. Checking Your English.- 20. Tense Usage.- 21. Using Google to Reduce Mistakes In Your English.- Part VII. Useful Phrases.