Familiarity with academic writing conventions can be as important to one’s success as expertise in the discipline itself. A student like you will want to be able to perform an array of English writing tasks such as research papers, theses, and grant proposals. This speech attempts to raise your awareness of academic collocations and facilitate your learning of academic writing. In this brief talk, rhetorical organization of different sections of a research paper will be introduced. You will learn some representative academic collocations and lexical phrases that are commonly used to express the function of each section of the research paper. You are also encouraged to compile a collection of lexical phrases through on-line corpus in your own disciplines and practice writing the variants of these phrases. In short, this speech hopes to provide strategies to assist students to write for academic purpose, and the use of collocation may serve as an effective alternative to facilitate students’ academic writing.
美國德州大學奧斯汀分校(The University of Texas at Austin)外語教育哲學博士，現任國立台北大學應用外語學系專任副教授、台灣翻譯學學會理事。主要研究興趣為英語教學、翻譯研究、第二語言習得。著有《英文研究論文:關鍵句指引》、《英文研究論文:文法指引》、《英文研究論文:搭配詞指引》、《新聞英文閱讀與翻譯技巧》、《美國老師教你寫出好英文》等書。