With a combined process and product approach to academic writing, this Second Edition (formerly titled "Youre in Charge!") helps students progress from the basics of paragraph writing to the development of full-length essays. The texts new models and exercises are centered around three main themes milestones, ecology, and relationships to help students generate content and build vocabulary for their writing. "Writing to Communicate" also features: New prewriting exercises. Carefully selected topics, vocabulary, and models. Group assignments, graphic organizers, paragraph checklists, and peer help worksheets. Sections on the mechanics of writing. Appendices on writing under time pressure, the university application essay, paragraph formatting on a computer, punctuation, and common linking words. Contents Introduction to Academic Writing Types of Paragraphs Organization of Paragraphs Coherence and Cohesion Unity and Completeness From Paragraph to Essay The Thesis Statement The Introductory Paragraph The Concluding Paragraph Body Paragraphs Process Classification Cause and Effect Comparison and Contrast
50 lessons with 130 activities and write-in exercises Each lesson focuses on an area of language, with the emphasis on vocabulary extension and the Oxford 3000TM (the most important words to learn in English) Each lesson encourages students to explore different dictionary entries (taken from the Oxford American Dictionary for learners of English), so that they know how the dictionary helps with pronunciation, parts of speech, and using words correctly Focus on useful vocabulary with the Word Banks The Wordlist in the back of the book shows all the words that are taught in the 50 lessons.
Now in its fifth edition, Academic Writing helps international students succeed in writing essays and reports for their English-language academic courses. Thoroughly revised and updated, it is designed to let teachers and students easily find the topics they need, both in the classroom and for self-study. The book consists of five parts: The Writing Process Elements of Writing Language Issues Vocabulary for Writing Writing Models The first part explains and practises every stage of essay writing, from choosing the best sources, reading and note-making, through to referencing and proofreading. The four remaining parts, organised alphabetically, can be taught in conjunction with the first part or used on a remedial basis. A progress check at the end of each part allows students to assess their learning. All units are fully cross-referenced, and a complete set of answers to the practice exercises is included. New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English, and Writing Letters and Emails. In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Additional features of the book include: Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and essays Use of authentic academic texts from a wide range of disciplines Designed for self-study as well as classroom use Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level Glossary to explain technical terms, plus index Written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.
This timely and hugely practical work provides a score of examples from contemporary and historical scientific presentations to show clearly what makes an oral presentation effective. It considers presentations made to persuade an audience to adopt some course of action (such as funding a proposal) as well as presentations made to communicate information, and it considers these from four perspectives: speech, structure, visual aids, and delivery. It also discusses computer-based projections and slide shows as well as overhead projections. In particular, it looks at ways of organizing graphics and text in projected images and of using layout and design to present the information efficiently and effectively.
Based on extensive research, Grammar and Beyond ensures that students study accurate information about grammar and apply it in their own speech and writing. This is the second half of Student's Book, Level 2. The Student's Book is the main component of Grammar and Beyond. In each unit, students study the grammar in a realistic text and through charts and notes informed by a billion-word corpus of authentic language. The exercises provide practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, making this a complete course. Students learn to avoid common mistakes, based on an extensive corpus of learner language. Each unit concludes with a Grammar for Writing section, in which students apply the grammar in an extended writing task.
For courses in Developmental Writing -- Paragraph/Essay. This version of Writing for Life: Paragraphs and Essays has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016)* Skills for writing-process and strategy Writing for Life: Paragraphs and Essays is part of a two-book series that helps students understand the importance of strong writing skills and motivates them to become better writers. Students are encouraged to take charge of their own learning, and to transfer the strategies they currently apply to reading visuals to reading and writing text. The Fourth Edition offers high-interest topics, meaningful visuals, clear learning objectives, a wealth of examples, and ample opportunities for students to practice applying new concepts to their own writing skills. * The 8th Edition introduces sweeping changes to the philosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the "increasing mobility of texts," MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following.
"[This] is the first book in a two-book series that provides lower-level students with a solid foundation in writing skills. The book adopts a process approach in which students draw from their personal experience to compose well-organized, coherent, and accurate paragraphs." - Back cover.
Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to... • analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts • brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas • evaluate and criticise arguments • express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing • plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion ... and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism. The third edition of this bestselling book includes new chapters on critical thinking, tackling reflective writing assignments, and how to create and analyse concepts. It also features a new companion website providing annotated essays to illustrate the successful outcome of the methods you learn in the book, exercises to develop critical thinking skills, and additional examples of how to analyse concepts. For every student who needs to write essays, from whatever discipline, this book is a constant source of the help and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence.
THE WRITE START: PARAGRAPHS TO ESSAYS introduces the developing writer to the basic elements necessary for writing effective essays in the academic environment. The Fifth Edition focuses first on writing paragraphs that express thoughts about a topic, and then on expanding the topic to the longer essay format. These skills will help students communicate more effectively and prepare them for the rigors of their first college-level composition course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The new Longman Academic Writing Level 4 has been transformed into a digital experience. The Interactive Student Book, powered by MyEnglishLab, allows students and teachers to better assess the writing process. Teachers can now monitor student performance to personalize learning and increase student motivation. The Longman Academic Writing Series helps students master the academic writing skills needed to succeed in their academic careers. The five-level series spans writing topics from composing sentences to writing research papers. Each level covers the complete writing process from prewriting to revision. Level 4 teaches high-intermediate students to write various genres of academic essays. The text's proven approach integrates training in grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, and essay organization along with the writing process. Highlights: All activities report to the gradebook, enabling teachers and students to track progress after every activity. Timed and untimed writing options allow students to write coherently and fluently under timed conditions. Model answers for essays provide students with feedback to create a final writing assignment. Students receive immediate results on a variety of activity types, allowing them to take control of their writing.
The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
Authors present their unique views, insights, and strategies for writing by addressing the undergraduate reader directly. Drawing on their own experiences, these teachers-as-writers invite students to join in the larger conversation about the craft of writing.
This book identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing. It shows students how to frame their arguments as a response to what others have said and provides templates to help them start making the moves. The fourth edition features many NEW examples from academic writing, a NEW chapter on Entering Online Discussions, and a thoroughly updated chapter on Writing in the Social Sciences. Finally, two NEW readings provide current examples of the rhetorical moves in action.
The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need is the ideal resource for everyone who wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically excellent. Whether you're creating perfect professional documents, spectacular school papers, or effective personal letters, you'll find this handbook indispensable. From word choice to punctuation to organization, English teacher Susan Thurman guides you through getting your thoughts on paper with polish. Using dozens of examples, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides guidelines for: Understanding the parts of speech and elements of a sentence Avoiding the most common grammar and punctuation mistakes Using correct punctuating in every sentence Writing clearly and directly Approaching writing projects, whether big or small Easy to follow and authoritative, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides all the necessary tools to make you successful with every type of written expression.
The newly expanded "Learn to Listen, Listen to Learn" series prepares students for the rigors of academic classwork, helping them acquire the listening-comprehension and note-taking skills necessary for success. This two-book series offers students valuable tips for getting the most from college lectures, including note-taking skills, organization of information, recognition of language cues, and the acquisition of vocabulary. Students are shown how a typical lecture is organized, using extensive excerpts and transcripts from authentic lectures on high-interest topics from a wide range of academic discipline. Features: Includes new and updated material, including expanded vocabulary, extension, and post-lecture activities to encourage students to discuss, research, and write about ideas raised in the lectures. Teaches students how to recognize lecture organization, and how to evaluate and predict information. Focuses on the acquisition of vocabulary, especially from the Academic Word List, and on the recognition of language cues. Prepares students for academic testing with TOEFL-style test questions throughout the text. Audio CDs are also available for this text. Click on the links to the left of this page to purchase the Audio CDs. See also "Learn to Listen, Listen to Learn 1."
Discusses voice, layout, clarity, expressing ideas, preparing reports and proposals, revision, and handling specific situations, and provides examples