Doing a Research Project in English Studies is the essential guide to undertaking research and developing academic English literacy skills for students new to research. With a particular focus on the needs of students in contexts where English is used as a foreign or an additional language, this accessible textbook takes the reader through the research process in five main sections:
getting started (arriving at a topic, interacting with a supervisor);
finding bibliographic resources;
developing academic writing skills;
preparing for the oral defence.
Each chapter contains exercises; the answer key facilitates independent study throughout. Extracts from published research articles provide invaluable illustration of the features of academic writing. This is a must-have resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students embarking on a research project in English studies.
Preface 1. Introduction 2. The preliminaries: Getting started 3. Working with your supervisor 4. Finding literature 5. Reading 6. Collecting Data 7. Your Project chapter by chapter 8. Features of Academic Writing 9. Research logistics: Time management and revisions Appendix 1: Introductions Appendix 2: Conclusions Appendix 3: Creating Transitions in your Writing Appendix 4: Reporting Verbs Appendix 5: Citing your Sources