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Writing Academic English

Writing Academic English

Paperback Longman Academic Writing Series

By (author) Ann Hogue, By (author) Alice Oshima

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  • Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
  • Format: Paperback | 337 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 272mm x 10mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
  • ISBN 10: 0131523597
  • ISBN 13: 9780131523593
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 29,180

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Writing Academic English provides upper intermediate to advanced students with a step-by-step approach to guide them through the process of writing paragraphs and essays. It provides clear models and varied practice helping students to develop confidence and a mature writing style. CriterionSM Publisher's Version, available with levels 4, provides instant online feedback on student writing. Students simply submit their writing online and instantly receive personalized feedback on: Grammar, Usage, Style, Mechanics, Organization and Development (essays only). Teachers save time correcting drafts.

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Now in its fourth edition, "Writing Academic English," by Alice Oshima and Ann Hogue, is the essential writing text to prepare high-intermediate and advanced college or college-bound English language learners for academic success. FeaturesA step-by-step approach guides students through the process of writing paragraphs and essays. Clear models and varied practice help students to develop confidence and a mature writing style. Examples with academic content prime students for college work. Appendices offer easy reference for key writing, grammar, and research information. New to the Fourth EditionA chapter dedicated to each pattern of essay organization A chapter on argumentation and using material from outside sources Thought-provoking readings from authentic sources An expanded chapter on summary and paraphrase Instruction in the basics of research and documentation"Writing Academic English" is also available with CriterionSM Publisher's Version, which provides instant online feedback on student writing: Students simply submit their writing online and instantly receive personalized feedback on: Grammar, Usage, Style, Mechanics, Organization, and Development (essays only). Students can turn in better writing, and teachers can save time spent correcting drafts. Click on the "Resources" link to order the edition with CriterionSM Publisher's Version The Longman Academic Writing Series also includes: Level 1 "Fundamentals of Academic Writing"Level 2 "First Steps in Academic Writing, " Second EditionLevel 3 "Introduction to Academic Writing, " Third Edition

Table of contents

PART I:WRITING A PARAGRAPH Chapter 1: Paragraph Structure The Three Parts of a Paragraph The Topic Sentence Position of Topic Sentences The Two Parts of a Topic Sentence Supporting Sentences The Concluding Sentence Review Writing Practice Chapter 2: Unity and Coherence Unity Coherence Repetition of Key Nouns Key Noun Substitutes Consistent Pronouns Transition Signals Logical Order Review Writing Practice Chapter 3: Supporting Details: Facts, Quotations, and Statistics Facts versus Opinions Using Outside Sources Plagiarism Citing Sources Quotations Direct Quotations Reporting Verbs and Phrases Punctuating Direct Quotations Indirect Quotations Writing Practice Statistics Writing Practice Review PART II:WRITING AN ESSAY Chapter 4: From Paragraph to Essay The Three Parts of an Essay The Introductory Paragraph Funnel Introduction Attention-Getting Introduction Thesis Statement Body Paragraphs Logical Division of Ideas Thesis Statements for Logical Division of Ideas Thesis Statement Pitfalls Transition Signals between Paragraphs The Concluding Paragraph Essay Outlining Review Writing Practice Applying What You Have Learned Reading Questions Suggestions for Discussion or Writing Chapter 5: Chronological Order: Process Essays Thesis Statements for a Process Essay Transition Signals for Chronological Order Review Writing Practice Applying What You Have Learned Reading1 Questions Suggestions for Discussion or Writing Reading2 Questions Suggestions for Discussion or Writing Chapter 6: Cause/Effect Essays Organization for Cause/Effect Order Block Organization Chain Organization Cause/Effect Signal Words and Phrases Cause Signal Words Effect Signal Words Review Writing Practice Applying What You Have Learned Reading Questions Suggestions for Discussion or Writing Chapter 7: Comparison/Contrast Essays Organization of Comparison/Contrast Essays Point-by-Point Organization Block Organization Comparison and Contrast Signal Words Comparison Signal Words Contrast Signal Words Review Writing Practice Applying What You Have Learned Reading Questions Suggestions for Discussion or Writing Chapter 8 Paraphrase and Summary Paraphrasing Plagiarism Using Paraphrases as Support Summarizing Review Chapter 9: Argumentative Essays Organization of Argumentative Essays The Introductory Paragraph Thesis Statement Review Writing Practice Applying What You Have Learned Topic 1, Reading 1 Questions Topic 1, Reading 2 Questions Topic 2, Reading 1 Questions Topic 2, Reading 2 Questions PART III: SENTENCE STRUCTURE Chapter 10: Types of Sentences Clauses Independent Clauses Dependent Clauses Kinds of Sentences Simple Sentence Compound Sentences Complex Sentences Compound-Complex Sentences Sentence Types and Writing Style Review Chapter 11: Using Parallel Structures and Fixing Sentence Problems Parallelism Parallelism with Coordinators: And, Or, But Parallelism with Correlative (Paired) Conjunctions Sentence Problems Sentence Fragments Choppy Sentences Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices Stringy Sentences Review Editing Practice Chapter 12: Noun Clauses That Clauses Sentences Beginning with It Special Verb Tenses in That Clauses If /Whether Clauses Question Clauses Review Editing Practice Writing Practice Chapter 13: Adverb Clauses Kinds of Adverb Clauses Punctuation of Adverb Clauses Time Clauses Place Clauses Distance, Frequency, and Manner Clauses Reason Clauses Result Clauses Purpose Clauses Contrast Clauses Direct Opposition Clauses Concession (Unexpected Result) Clauses Conditional Clauses Review Editing Practice Writing Practice Chapter 14: Adjective Clauses Relative Pronouns and Adverbs Position of Adjective Clauses Verb Agreement in Adjective Clauses Kinds of Adjective Clauses Relative Pronouns as Subjects Relative Pronouns as Objects Possessive Adjective Clauses Relative Pronouns as Objects of Prepositions Relative Pronouns in Phrases of Quantity and Quality Adjective Clauses of Time and Place Review Editing Practice Writing Practice Chapter 15: Participial Phrases Participles Participial Phrases Reduced Adjective Clauses Position and Punctuation of Participial Phrases General Form -ing Participial Phrases General Form -ed Participial Phrases Perfect Form Participial Phrases Participial Phrases and Writing Style Reduced Adverb Clauses Review Editing Practice Writing Practice Appendix A: The Process of Academic Writing The Writing Process, Step 1: Creating (Prewriting) The Writing Process, Step 2: Planning (Outlining) The Writing Process, Step 3: Writing The Writing Process, Step 4: Polishing Editing Practice Appendix B: Punctuation Rules Commas Semicolons Colons Quotation Marks Editing Practice Appendix C: Charts of Connecting Words and Transition Signals Coordinating Words Subordinating Words Conjunctive Adverbs Transition Signals Appendix D: Editing Symbols Appendix E: Research and Documentation of Sources Types of Sources Evaluating Sources Documentation of Sources In-Text Citations Works-Cited Lists Appendix F: Self-Editing and Peer-Editing Worksheets Scoring Rubrics