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About Write Like an Academic : 

About Write Like an Academic A course to help students and researchers students whose first language is not English.

This site will help you: : 

Lexitronics: Write Like an Academic PPT 1 This site will help you: Develop your academic writing skills in general Improve your academic vocabulary Develop the skills and knowledge to write a postgraduate thesis or dissertation in English Produce academic work in English of publishable standard.

The Corpora : 

Lexitronics: Write Like an Academic PPT 1 The Corpora The Course and Materials on this site have been designed around: The TARGET ABSTRACT CORPUS (TAC) The LEARNER ABSTRACT CORPUS (LAC)

The Target Abstract Corpus : 

Lexitronics: Write Like an Academic PPT 1 The Target Abstract Corpus The TAC was compiled from published abstracts written by: Students studying in English Speaking Countries

The Learner Abstract Corpus : 

Lexitronics: Write Like an Academic PPT 1 The Learner Abstract Corpus The LAC was compiled from abstracts written by: Students working on their theses in an English medium university in Cyprus.

Why Abstracts? : 

Lexitronics: Write Like an Academic PPT 1 Why Abstracts? Abstracts are like a ‘miniature version of the thesis’ They contain many of the MOVES that you will need in a thesis, and much of the VOCABULARY (Move: For example: ‘Showing a Research Gap’)

Why Target and Learner Corpora? : 

Lexitronics: Write Like an Academic PPT 1 Why Target and Learner Corpora? The differences between the TAC of published work and the LAC of typical student work show us exactly where most students need most help with their English.

The Course Materials : 

Lexitronics: Write Like an Academic PPT 1 The Course Materials 165 key word families for you to learn A reference bank of the most important academic moves and functions (The AAC Bank of Movs) Direct access to the Target Abstract Corpus (TAC) Guidance about each part of the thesis Links to more useful materials Online meetings with other researchers and students Help in developing your own corpus to assist you with your writing

What can a Corpus tell us? : 

Lexitronics: Write Like an Academic PPT 1 What can a Corpus tell us? A corpus is large bank of language. It gives us detailed information about vocabulary and grammar. It shows us how key words are actually used in academic writing. It can therefore help us choose and learn the words and phrases we need to ‘write like an academic’

COURSE OUTLINE : 

Lexitronics: Write Like an Academic PPT 1 COURSE OUTLINE How to use the WLA course Academic Ethics and Plagiarism Writing Research and Thesis Proposals Writing Introductions Writing a Literature Review Writing up your Methodology Writing up your Data Analysis Writing your Conclusion Writing your Abstract Acknowledgements and Feedback

Studying the Materials : 

Lexitronics: Write Like an Academic PPT 1 Studying the Materials You can use the Write Like an Academic MOODLE to access and complete the course tasks in each unit. These will help you improve your academic writing in general. You can use the AAC BANK of MOVES, the TARGET ABSTRACT CORPUS, and the WLA165 wordlist as resources to help you as you develop your thesis.

Further Information : 

Lexitronics: Write Like an Academic PPT 1 Further Information If you would like to know more about ‘Write Like an Academic’, please contact Nilgün Hancioglu at: hancioglu.nilgun@gmail.com

Write Like an Academic : 

Lexitronics: Write Like an Academic PPT 1 Write Like an Academic Write Like an Academic has been developed by Nilgün Hancioğlu as part of her PhD Thesis. The research in this project was part of the Lexitronics Project (shortlisted for the 2009 British Council ELTONS awards) Write like an academic by Nilgun Hancioglu is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License with permissions available beyond the scope of this license.

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