This book focuses on writing strategies required for theses and academic reports. It is intended for research students particularly those at the post-graduate level who are at the writing stage of their study. The book is structured into chapters according to the generic structure of a thesis and examples are taken from six PhD theses representing the areas of humanities, social sciences, and science and technology. Excerpts are extracted from each chapter of the sample theses in its attempt to provide authentic examples. Emphasis is given to the use of textual strategies in writing the chapters based on the communicative purposes of each chapter.
Hajibah Osman is a professor of Language and Linguistics at the Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia. Her area of specialisation is genre analysis focussing on professional genres. She is interested in looking into writing strategies of these genres. She has conducted seminars in academic writing at postgraduate level for more than 10 years.
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