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ENG2001 English for Academic Purposes II: Home

Course Description

This course aims to build upon concepts learned in ENG1002 (EAP1) to construct the foundation of strong oral and written English communication skills required to succeed in today’s social, academic, scientific, and business environments.

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Essentials of Research Design and Methodology

This book introduces research design and methodology in scientific research. It is important, in the editors’ eyes, to elucidate what research and science are, and this comprises the main part of the first chapter. There are eight other chapters in this book, covering the preliminary stages of research; sources of bias in research design; common measurement issues and strategies in research design; general types of research designs and approaches; the many forms of validity as well as how to maximize validity in research; issues in data preparation, analyses, and interpretation; ethical considerations in research; the dissemination of research results and the distillation of major principles of research design and methodology.

Business Research Methods

This book is aimed at undergraduate students as well as graduate students in business studies who wants to advance their research methods. All chapters fall into 4 parts. Part One is the introduction to business research, Part Two the design of business research, Part Three the sources of collection of data, and Part Four the analysis and presentation of data. Each chapter follows a standard structure, beginning with “Bringing research to life” which is a case study conducted throughout the book. Besides, chapters also contain other features such as snapshots which are research examples from the researcher’s perspective and closeups that offers more in-depth examination of a key example.

Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded

This book is written by Joshua Schimel, a scientist working at the interface of ecosystem and microbial ecology at the University of Cali­fornia, Santa Barbara. As a scientist himself, Schimel does not waste words on how to convey data. Rather, he emphasizes that science writing should be conducted as storytelling. In other words, science writing should not be downplayed as secondary to scientific investigation and reporting; good writing is the foundation of reasonable thinking. The aim of the book is to “show scientists and students how to present their research in a way which is clear and that will maximize reader comprehension.”

Everyday Arguments: A Guide to Writing and Reading Effective Arguments

This book is divided into two parts, one part on writing, and the other on reading. The writing part presents three writing phases in an order that students typically follow when composing arguments. Phase I discusses how to bring a developing argument into focus. Phase II shows how to support the four different classes of argument, arguments of fact, cause, evaluation, and recommendation. Phase III presents the reviewing activities necessary to refine and polish an argument. The reading part contains a wide variety of contemporary texts, and the readings are divided into six topic areas, Today’s College Student, The Internet, Sports, Earning Your Living, Diet, and Reading Popular Culture.

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