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Bottomley, J. & Cartney, P. (2024). Studying for your Master's Degree in Social Work (1ed.). St Albans: Critical Publishing
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2024 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

An essential guide for all students studying for a Master's degree in social work, whether they have come directly from their undergraduate studies or after a period of employment. 

This book focuses specifically on the skills needed to study social work at Master's level, helping students get to grips with the academic rigour required at this higher level of study. This includes research skills, writing style, tone, the emphasis on self-reflection and the need to communicate in both academic and professional contexts. Pedagogical features and activities provide opportunities to explore, analyse and reflect on what has been learnt. The book will help cultivate a social practice approach to writing, raise awareness of the choices available, and aid understanding so that readers can produce the types of discourse required at Master’s level in social work. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
St Albans: Critical Publishing, 2024. p. 137 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-342370 (URN)9781915080448 (ISBN)
Note

QC 20240118

Available from: 2024-01-17 Created: 2024-01-17 Last updated: 2024-01-18Bibliographically approved
Rinder, J., Bottomley, J. & Zeitler Lyne, S. (2023). “Attempting the impossible”?: On creating a guide to scientific writing in English. In: : . Paper presented at Language for Specific Purposes in Higher Education 2023, Stockholm, Sweden, 8 September 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“Attempting the impossible”?: On creating a guide to scientific writing in English
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

LSP teachers working at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have created a guide to scientific writing in English. This is an online resource that aims to raise awareness of what constitutes effective scientific writing.

The guide emerged from interactions between LSP teachers and their students and faculty colleagues on the nature of effective scientific writing in English. As a result, and in contrast to many other university writing guides, the KTH guide is rooted in the typical writing genres and conventions of a technical university, and draws on examples of these to explore sentence structure, punctuation, text flow, and scientific style. 

Since its launch, the guide has become an integral part of classroom practice, and it has drawn a number of comments from students and faculty colleagues in anonymized surveys and course evaluations. Our analysis of these comments suggests that users appreciate the focus on scientific writing (as opposed to more general academic writing), but that some struggle to find answers to specific questions. 

In this paper, we introduce the guide, present a thematic analysis of the evaluations, and discuss the impact of these on the development of not only the guide, but also on scientific writing practices at KTH.

Keywords
scientific writing, online guide, English
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Education and Communication in the Technological Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-338121 (URN)
Conference
Language for Specific Purposes in Higher Education 2023, Stockholm, Sweden, 8 September 2023
Note

QC 20231016

Available from: 2023-10-16 Created: 2023-10-16 Last updated: 2023-10-16Bibliographically approved
Bottomley, J., Rinder, J. & Zeitler Lyne, S. (2023). The KTH guide to scientific writing: Sparking a conversation about how we write. In: : . Paper presented at KTH Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Stockholm, Sweden, March 7, 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The KTH guide to scientific writing: Sparking a conversation about how we write
2023 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The recently launched KTH Guide to scientific writing in English emerged from the many discussions between teachers in Language and Communication and the wider KTH scientific writing community - students, lecturers and researchers - on the nature of effective scientific writing. As a result of these origins, the Guide is rooted in typical writing genres at KTH, and it draws on examples of these to provide guidance on the areas of sentence structure, punctuation, text flow and scientific style. Much of the focus in the Guide is on helping writers to make more informed choices, rather than simply follow rules. We hope to encourage them to explore their own preferences, and thus develop their own individual academic voice.

Keywords
scientific writing, academic writing, communication in STEM
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-326897 (URN)
Conference
KTH Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Stockholm, Sweden, March 7, 2023
Note

QC 20230707

Available from: 2023-05-15 Created: 2023-05-15 Last updated: 2023-08-25Bibliographically approved
Bottomley, J., Rinder, J. & Zeitler Lyne, S. (2023). The KTH guide to scientific writing: Sparking a conversation about writing. In: 19th International CDIO Conference, Engineering education for a smart, safe and sustainable future, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway: . Paper presented at 19th International CDIO Conference, Trondheim, Norway, June 26-29 2023 (pp. 208-217). Chalmers University of Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The KTH guide to scientific writing: Sparking a conversation about writing
2023 (English)In: 19th International CDIO Conference, Engineering education for a smart, safe and sustainable future, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, Chalmers University of Technology , 2023, p. 208-217Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The KTH Guide to scientific writing was created with the aim of supporting students and faculty with scientific writing in English. The guide is rooted in the typical writing genres of a technical university, and draws on examples of these to explore sentence structure, punctuation, text flow, and scientific style. Since its launch, the guide has become an integral part of classroom practice in the department of Language and Communication, and an online resource for all students and faculty at KTH. This paper presents our findings from the first stage of our evaluation of the guide. The evaluation consists of a short reflective questionnaire for users. We have begun to collect responses to the questions, and to conduct an inductive thematic analysis (ITA) to identify emerging themes. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chalmers University of Technology, 2023
Series
Proceedings of the International CDIO Conference, ISSN 2002-1593
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-333618 (URN)2-s2.0-85177082727 (Scopus ID)
Conference
19th International CDIO Conference, Trondheim, Norway, June 26-29 2023
Note

Part of ISBN 978-823036186-3 

QC 20231206

Available from: 2023-08-04 Created: 2023-08-04 Last updated: 2023-12-14Bibliographically approved
Bottomley, J. (2021). Academic writing for international students of science (2nd ed.ed.). Oxon: Routledge
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2021 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Academic writing for international students is designed to help science and technology students at university to improve their academic English and develop the knowledge, skills, tools and strategies needed to produce clear, coherent writing in assignments. The book is designed to be easy to read and use, to be a clear and accessible companion for the busy student. 

Key areas covered are:

·       Writing in the sciences

·       Writing at university

·       Scientific style

·       Sentence structure

·       Paragraph development

·       Referring to sources

·       Developing coherent texts and arguments

·       The conventions of scientific writing

The approach in the book is based on a simple notion of noticing two very important things:

·       what writers do in texts

·       what language and discourse features they use to do it 

The book uses authentic texts to explore that nature of scientific writing, focusing on important features of language and discourse. These Explorative Tasks allow you to see how language works in a real scientific context. There are also Practice Tasks and Review Tasks to consolidate learning and help you to build your own writing skills. This new edition introduces Reflective Tasks to encourage you to think about your own knowledge and experience, and bring this to bear on your writing journey at university.

New in the second edition:

·       Two new chapters: 

o   Writing in the sciences

o   Writing at university

·       New Reflective Tasks

·       New content and additional tasks throughout the book

·       Additional authentic examples of scientific writing

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxon: Routledge, 2021. p. 214 Edition: 2nd ed.
Keywords
academic writing, scientific writing, communication in STEM
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-312701 (URN)978-0-367-63272-4 (ISBN)
Note

QC 20220601

Available from: 2022-05-20 Created: 2022-05-20 Last updated: 2023-07-22Bibliographically approved
Bottomley, J., Pryjmachuk, S. & Wright, M. (2019). Studying for your policing degree (1ed.). St Albans: Critical Publishing
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2019 (English)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
St Albans: Critical Publishing, 2019 Edition: 1
Series
Critical study skills
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-334826 (URN)9781913063177 (ISBN)
Note

QC 20230828

Available from: 2023-08-25 Created: 2023-08-25 Last updated: 2023-08-28Bibliographically approved
Bottomley, J., Pryjmachuk, S. & Waugh, D. (2018). Studying for your education degree (1ed.). St Albans: Critical Publishing
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2018 (English)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
St Albans: Critical Publishing, 2018 Edition: 1
Series
Critical study skills
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-334825 (URN)9781912096824 (ISBN)
Note

QC 20230828

Available from: 2023-08-25 Created: 2023-08-25 Last updated: 2023-08-28Bibliographically approved
Bottomley, J., Cartney, P. & Pryjmachuk, S. (2018). Studying for your social work degree (1ed.). St Albans, UK: Critical Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Studying for your social work degree
2018 (English)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
St Albans, UK: Critical Publishing, 2018. p. 128 Edition: 1
Series
Critical study skills, ISSN 1912096749
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-333651 (URN)9781912096749 (ISBN)
Note

QC 20230808

Available from: 2023-08-07 Created: 2023-08-07 Last updated: 2023-08-25Bibliographically approved
Bottomley, J. (2018). Talking movies: Using film as part of language study and academic development. In: Spark: The Journal of Research and Scholarly Activity at University Campus Oldham, Issue 1, March, ISSN 2516-4295: . Paper presented at Oldham University Campus Research Symposium, Key note speech.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Talking movies: Using film as part of language study and academic development
2018 (English)In: Spark: The Journal of Research and Scholarly Activity at University Campus Oldham, Issue 1, March, ISSN 2516-4295, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
language, academic skills, film
National Category
Studies on Film
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-334409 (URN)
Conference
Oldham University Campus Research Symposium, Key note speech
Note

QC 20230821

Available from: 2023-08-20 Created: 2023-08-20 Last updated: 2023-08-21Bibliographically approved
Bottomley, J. (2017). At the risk of repeating myself: The role and perception of repetition in academic writing. In: : . Paper presented at Go with the flow: Coherence and cohesion in academic discourse, 25 February 2017, St Andrews, Scotland.
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

After many years of working with students on their academic writing, I decided to finally dig a little deeper into something of a recurring theme: the common reluctance among them to repeatwords and phrases, and the reader’s resulting confusion. Drawing on theories of lexical cohesionfirst outlined in Halliday and Hasan (1976), this paper will explore the role of repetition in writing. It will also present an analysis of data collected from students at the University of Manchester to examine the nature and origin of students’ attitudes to repetition and related issues. The theory and data analysis will form the basis of a consideration of how we might help students achieve abetter understanding of this important aspect of academic writing.

Halliday, M. and R. Hasan (1976) Cohesion in English. London: Longman.

Keywords
repetition, cohesion, coherence, academic writing
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-337294 (URN)10.13140/RG.2.2.35588.30086 (DOI)
Conference
Go with the flow: Coherence and cohesion in academic discourse, 25 February 2017, St Andrews, Scotland
Note

QC 20231002

Available from: 2023-09-29 Created: 2023-09-29 Last updated: 2023-10-02Bibliographically approved
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