In the book, Demystifying Academic Writing, the author, Zhihui Fang, emphasizes the importance of improving the ability of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as early-career scholars, to write for academic purposes. Through a wide range of aspects of academic writing, adopting a functional linguistics perspective, he demonstrates how academic language can be used to think outside the box when it comes to typical tasks such as attracting readers, presenting information, constructing arguments, integrating perspectives, and organizing cross-genre and interdisciplinary texts for having participated in research fields. This well-referenced book is a valuable resource for academic writing as well as a strategic toolkit for readers who are writing for academic purposes, and it is highly recommended. Readers of this book will be inspired and energized to learn how to write in a variety of genres and in depth about a variety of topics.


academic writing, cross-genre, functional linguistics, interdisciplinary text

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Elih Sutisna Yanto is a reviewer for the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, published by EMERALD. In the Indonesian EFL context, Elih and Junjun Muhamad Ramdani have developed "Exploratory Practice," a form of practitioner research in which learners, as well as teachers, are encouraged to investigate their own learning and teaching practices while concurrently practicing the target language. Elih is a board member of the Exploratory Practice Indonesian Community (EPiC) and faculty member of teacher training and education at Universitas Singaperbangsa Karawang, Indonesia. He can be contacted through e-mail at elih.sutisna@fkip.unsika.ac.id.

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