Available as an E-Inspection Copy! Go here to order Grappling with grammar? Struggling with punctuation? Whether you're writing an essay or assignment, report or dissertation, this useful guide shows you how to improve the quality of your work at university – fast – by identifying and using the correct use of English grammar and punctuation in your academic writing. Using tried and tested advice from student workshops, Alex Osmond shares practical examples that illustrate common mistakes, and shows you how to avoid them. You’ll also discover guidance on: Writing structure – the what and how of crafting sentences and paragraphs Conciseness – how to express your point succinctly and clearly, showing you understand the topic Effective proofreading – the importance of the final ‘tidy up’, so your work is ready to hand in Referencing – common systems, and how to reference consistently (and avoid plagiarism). This new edition also includes separate chapters on critical thinking and referencing, exploring each topic in more detail, and learning outcomes in every chapter, so you can identify what new skills you’ll take away. Personal tips and advice direct from Alex Osmond For access to additional resources and one-to-one advice from Alex, 'like' his Facebook page Academic Writing and Grammar for Students. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
This is "a textbook and reference book designed to help students understand all aspects of sentence structure and syntax and to help teachers explain all difficult to answer questions that students might have. This book is also suitable for students hoping to achieve a 6.0 or a 7.0 in the IELTS test. This book covers the following topics: adverbial clauses, cause and effect language, cohesion, compare and contrast language, gerund clauses, hedging, independent and dependent clauses, infinitive clauses, modals, noun clauses, participial clauses, passive voice, refutation, relative clauses, tense, word forms, writer voice. Answers and examples included." -- from back cover.
Practical English Grammar for Academic Writers is intended for international students who have to write academically in American English. Suitable for undergraduates or graduate students, it aims at enabling writers to produce grammatically correct, well-focused, well-developed writing with academic vocabulary, style, and tone. This book is compact, yet surprisingly broad in grammatical, lexical, and academic scope, making it ideal for advanced level English for academic purposes or academic transitions reading/writing classes that have to balance academic content with grammar. This book also includes an answer key, including sample paragraphs for all of the independent writing assignments, allowing for individual, autonomous study.
This book documents the results of a multi-year project that investigated the goals for writing improvement among 45 students and their instructors in intensive courses of English as a Second Language (ESL) then, a year later, in academic programs at two Canadian universities. The researchers present a detailed framework to describe these goals from the perspectives of the students as well as their instructors. The goals are analyzed for groups of students from particular backgrounds internationally, for changes over time, and in relation to the ESL and academic courses. The authors use activity theory, goal theory, various sociolinguistic concepts, and multiple data sources (interviews, observations, stimulated recalls, questionnaires, and text analyses) to provide a contextually-grounded perspective on learning, teaching, writing, second-language development, and curriculum policy. The book will interest researchers, educators, and administrators of ESL, university, college, and literacy programs around the world.
Many students set out in further and higher education with little grounding in the skills required for academic writing. This practical guide will give students a command of grammar, spelling and punctuation, enabling them to improve the quality and accuracy of their writing. Good Grammar for Students includes: the basics of English grammar - how sentences are structured help with spelling and punctuation tips on avoiding the most common mistakes and pitfalls advice on how students can improve their writing in essays, reports and projects. The book is packed with examples to illustrate points and highlight good and bad practice, and contains handy tips and student exercises. An indispensable companion for undergraduate students on any Social Science, Humanities or Arts degree course, Good Grammar for Students is also an ideal text for Study Skills modules at first year undergraduate level across the social sciences. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
Writing is a series of related texts that are made by developing ideas through a process of drafting, shaping, rereading, editing, and revising with the purpose of communicating the ideas to others. When thought are written down, ideas can be examined, reconsidered, rearranged, and changed.
The new edition of this comprehensive text fills an important role in teacher professional preparation by focusing on how to teach the grammar and vocabulary that are essential for all L2 writing teachers and student-writers. Before L2 writers can begin to successfully produce academic prose, they need to understand the foundations of the language and develop the language tools that will help them build reasonable quality text. Targeting specific problem areas of students’ writing, this text offers a wealth of techniques for teaching writing, grammar, and vocabulary to second-language learners. Updated with current research and recent corpus analysis findings, the second edition features a wealth of new materials, including new teaching activities; student exercises and assignments; and substantially revised appendices with supplementary word and phrase lists and sentence components. Designed for preservice ESL/ELT/TESOL courses as well as Academic Writing and Applied Linguistics courses, this book includes new, contextualized examples in a more accessible and easy-to-digest format.
A three-volume essay writing course for students in American English. Academic Writing Skills 1 takes students through a step-by-step process from writing a paragraph to essays. It is appropriate for students new to academic writing who need general training in essay writing skills.
Teaching Academic ESL Writing: Practical Techniques in Vocabulary and Grammar fills an important gap in teacher professional preparation by focusing on the grammatical and lexical features that are essential for all ESL writing teachers and student-writers to know. The fundamental assumption is that before students of English for academic purposes can begin to successfully produce academic writing, they must have the foundations of language in place--the language tools (grammar and vocabulary) they need to build a text. This text offers a compendium of techniques for teaching writing, grammar, and lexis to second-language learners that will help teachers effectively target specific problem areas of students' writing. Based on the findings of current research, including a large-scale study of close to 1,500 non-native speakers' essays, this book works with several sets of simple rules that collectively can make a noticeable and important difference in the quality of ESL students' writing. The teaching strategies and techniques are based on a highly practical principle for efficiently and successfully maximizing learners' language gains. Part I provides the background for the text and a sample of course curriculum guidelines to meet the learning needs of second-language teachers of writing and second-language writers. Parts II and III include the key elements of classroom teaching: what to teach and why, possible ways to teach the material in the classroom, common errors found in student prose and ways to teach students to avoid them, teaching activities and suggestions, and questions for discussion in a teacher-training course. Appendices to chapters provide supplementary word and phrase lists, collocations, sentence chunks, and diagrams that teachers can use as needed. The book is designed as a text for courses that prepare teachers to work with post-secondary EAP students and as a professional resource for teachers of students in EAP courses.
Useful as a course book or as a self-study guide, this text is essential reading for all international students studying for a British qualification at university. It provides a clear guide to the areas that need to be considered in order to research and produce a well presented and cohesive piece of academic writing. The steps outlined, and the language used, are accessible, and graded to a level that steadily introduces new writing concepts to students studying for a degree in a second or additional language. In particular it covers planning, conducting research, critical thinking, structuring an essay, use of sources and referencing, and feedback and revision.
The Complete Guide to Academic Writing in All Formatting Styles. Expand Your Academic Essay Vocabulary and Boost Your Academic English Writing Skills and Language
Master academic essay writing with this book. Expand your scholarly vocabulary, and adopt academic writing and research skills from practical tips designed from painstaking investigation on students' needs and common mistakes. Do I Need This Book? If you are eager to improve you scores and acquire academic writing from paragraph to essay, this book is for you. Many students even after years of studying can't get used to using academic language. From this book, you will know many useful words and expressions relevant for the scholarly style. If you consider yourself a dummy in academic style writing, you should definitely examine "Move the Rock of Academic Writing" thoroughly and try to follow our advice in practice. What Is the Book About? "Move the Rock of Academic Writing" contains five sections, each of which is divided into subsections. Each section is dedicated to a particular aspect of writing academic papers. After reading all of them, you'll have coherent and full comprehension on how academic papers need to be written. So, what exactly can you learn from the book? The purpose of academic writing: types of academic papers, features of academic writing, usage of active and passive voice. Essay writing structure: general tips on the structure and tips for each part in particular. Academic phrasebook: writing essay titles, verbs for scholarly writing, phrases to use in academic writing, commonly confused words in academic writing. Formatting styles: APA style format guide, MLA formatting and style guide, Chicago style manual, Harvard style guide. Development of academic writing skills: voice in academic writing, paraphrasing, summarizing, mapping out ideas, connecting ideas, enhancing originality. "Move the Rock of Academic Writing" was designed by experienced academic essay writers who have been dealing with academic research and writing for many years. All the tips and recommendations given in the book were assembled according to students' common mistakes and weaknesses. Theoretical instructions presented in the book are supported with examples. Hopefully, they will ease the process of adapting certain maxims for you. In the book, you will find an academic word list that you can use to make your paper look scholarly. Also, we have presented examples which concern one of the most problematic issues for students about academic writing - grammar. For academic writing, it's crucial to follow the rules of grammar exactingly. Therefore, you'll learn some grammatical rules that students usually omit or forget. Though the book encompasses general recommendations about all types of papers, we have mostly focused on essay writing, as this type of paper is the most common. The authors of "Move the Rock of Academic Writing" have gathered all information that a high school student might need for academic writing. It's a handy book that you can refer to anytime you are having difficulties with the scholarly style or when you need to see an academic vocabulary in use from our examples. Purchase our book to improve your scores and writing skills!
Exploring Options is designed to help student writers develop their knowledge and use of academic language to meet the demands of college- and university-level writing assignments. It draws on the research identifying lexical and grammatical patterns across academic contexts and provides authentic reading contexts for structured vocabulary learning. Recognizing that vocabulary choices in writing often require consideration of grammatical structure, Exploring Options focuses on specific kinds of lexico-grammatical decisions--that is, the ones involving the interaction between vocabulary and grammar--that students face in shaping, connecting, and restructuring their ideas. The book helps writers learn how to effectively use resources such as learner dictionaries, thesauruses, and concordancers to improve academic word knowledge. Following a unit on using resources for vocabulary development, the contents are divided into three parts: Showing Relationships within Sentences, Connecting and Focusing across Sentences, and Qualifying Statements and Reporting Research. Part 1 focuses on verbs and modifiers that express increases and decreases, verbs and abstract nouns that describe change, connectors and verbs describing causal relationships, and parallel structures. Part 2 explores the words that help connect ideas and add cohesion. Part 3 discusses how to express degrees of certainty and accuracy and the use of reporting verbs.
Grammar Choices is a different kind of grammar book: It is written for graduate students, including MBA, master’s, and doctoral candidates, as well as postdoctoral researchers and faculty. Additionally, it describes the language of advanced academic writing with more than 300 real examples from successful graduate students and from published texts, including corpora. Each of the eight units in Grammar Choices contains: an overview of the grammar topic; a preview test that allows students to assess their control of the target grammar and teachers to diagnose areas of difficulty; an authentic example of graduate-student writing showing the unit grammar in use; clear descriptions of essential grammar structures using the framework of functional grammar, cutting-edge research in applied linguistics, and corpus studies; vocabulary relevant to the grammar point is introduced—for example, common verbs in the passive voice, summary nouns used with this/these, and irregular plural nouns; authentic examples for every grammar point from corpora and published texts; exercises for every grammar point that help writers develop grammatical awareness and use, including completing sentences, writing, revising, paraphrasing, and editing; and a section inviting writers to investigate discipline-specific language use and apply it to an academic genre. Among the changes in the Second Edition are: new sections on parallel form (Unit 2) and possessives (Unit 5) revised and expanded explanations, but particularly regarding verb complementation, complement noun clauses, passive voice, and stance/engagement a restructured Unit 2 and significantly revised/updated Unit 7 new Grammar Awareness tasks in Units 3, 5, and 6 new exercises plus revision/updating of many others self-editing checklists in the Grammar in Your Discipline sections at the end of each unit representation of additional academic disciplines (e.g., engineering, management) in example sentences and texts and in exercises.
Résumé : "Grammar for Academic Purposes is the perfect choice for students who need to improve their writing skills, academic vocabulary and style. This compact course focuses on the grammatical areas that most advanced learners find challenging. It offers clear and detailed explanations and theory, followed by exercises and writing practice"--
The second edition of First Steps in Academic Writing , by Ann Hogue, provides high-beginning to low-intermediate students with essential tools to master basic academic writing. The text's time-proven approach integrates paragraph organization, sentence structure, grammar, mechanics, and the writing process. First Steps leads students to build strong academic writing skills that will last them throughout their writing careers. Features: A step-by-step approach guides students seamlessly through the writing process. Clear, succinct explanations help students to understand and apply key conepts and rules. Numerous models and varied practice support students at all stages of writing. NEW Try It Out! exercises give students opportunities to assess mastery of new skills. NEW journal writing activities help students build literacy. NEW self-editing and peer editing worksheets motivate students to revise. The Longman Academic Writing Series also consists of: Level 1 Fundamentals of Academic Writing Level 3 Introduction to Academic Writing, Third Edition Level 4 Writing Academic English, Fourth Edition
The new edition of this best-selling series combines comprehensive development and practice in the rhetorical modes while integrating instruction in reading, grammar, critical thinking, and vocabulary development. -Developing Composition Skills focuses students on narrating, describing, analyzing, comparing and contrasting, classifying, and evaluating at the paragraph level and offers a complete introduction that bridges the gap between the paragraph and the essay level. -Refining Composition Skills develops essay writing skills needed for success at the college level by thoroughly reviewing and presenting the following rhetorical modes: compare and contrast, example, classification, process analysis, cause and effect, and argument