Writing Academic English (The Longman Academic Writing Series, Level 4)

Writing Academic English (The Longman Academic Writing Series, Level 4)

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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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  • Paperback | 337 pages
  • 208 x 272 x 10mm | 639.99g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th edition
  • 0131523597
  • 9780131523593
  • 68,260

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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
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Table of contents

PART I:WRITING A PARAGRAPH Chapter 1: Paragraph StructureThe Three Parts of a Paragraph The Topic Sentence Position of Topic Sentences The Two Parts of a Topic SentenceSupporting Sentences The Concluding SentenceReview Writing Practice Chapter 2: Unity and CoherenceUnity Coherence Repetition of Key Nouns Key Noun Substitutes Consistent Pronouns Transition Signals Logical Order Review Writing Practice Chapter 3: Supporting Details: Facts, Quotations, and StatisticsFacts versus Opinions Using Outside SourcesPlagiarismCiting SourcesQuotationsDirect QuotationsReporting Verbs and Phrases Punctuating Direct QuotationsIndirect QuotationsWriting PracticeStatisticsWriting 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 IntroductionThesis StatementBody ParagraphsLogical Division of Ideas Thesis Statements for Logical Division of IdeasThesis Statement PitfallsTransition Signals between ParagraphsThe Concluding ParagraphEssay Outlining ReviewWriting Practice Applying What You Have LearnedReadingQuestionsSuggestions 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 LearnedReading1 QuestionsSuggestions for Discussion or Writing Reading2 QuestionsSuggestions for Discussion or Writing Chapter 6: Cause/Effect EssaysOrganization for Cause/Effect Order Block Organization Chain Organization Cause/Effect Signal Words and Phrases Cause Signal WordsEffect Signal WordsReview Writing Practice Applying What You Have Learned ReadingQuestionsSuggestions for Discussion or Writing Chapter 7: Comparison/Contrast EssaysOrganization of Comparison/Contrast EssaysPoint-by-Point Organization Block Organization Comparison and Contrast Signal Words Comparison Signal WordsContrast Signal WordsReview Writing PracticeApplying What You Have Learned ReadingQuestionsSuggestions for Discussion or Writing Chapter 8 Paraphrase and SummaryParaphrasingPlagiarism Using Paraphrases as SupportSummarizingReview Chapter 9: Argumentative EssaysOrganization of Argumentative EssaysThe Introductory Paragraph Thesis StatementReviewWriting PracticeApplying What You Have LearnedTopic 1, Reading 1QuestionsTopic 1, Reading 2QuestionsTopic 2, Reading 1QuestionsTopic 2, Reading 2Questions PART III: SENTENCE STRUCTURE Chapter 10: Types of SentencesClauses Independent ClausesDependent ClausesKinds of SentencesSimple SentenceCompound Sentences Complex SentencesCompound-Complex Sentences Sentence Types and Writing Style Review Chapter 11: Using Parallel Structures and Fixing Sentence ProblemsParallelism Parallelism with Coordinators: And, Or, ButParallelism with Correlative (Paired) ConjunctionsSentence ProblemsSentence FragmentsChoppy SentencesRun-On Sentences and Comma SplicesStringy SentencesReviewEditing Practice Chapter 12: Noun ClausesThat Clauses Sentences Beginning with ItSpecial Verb Tenses in That ClausesIf /Whether ClausesQuestion ClausesReviewEditing PracticeWriting Practice Chapter 13: Adverb ClausesKinds of Adverb ClausesPunctuation of Adverb ClausesTime ClausesPlace ClausesDistance, Frequency, and Manner ClausesReason ClausesResult ClausesPurpose ClausesContrast ClausesDirect Opposition ClausesConcession (Unexpected Result) ClausesConditional ClausesReviewEditing PracticeWriting Practice Chapter 14: Adjective ClausesRelative Pronouns and AdverbsPosition of Adjective ClausesVerb Agreement in Adjective ClausesKinds of Adjective ClausesRelative Pronouns as SubjectsRelative Pronouns as ObjectsPossessive Adjective ClausesRelative Pronouns as Objects of PrepositionsRelative Pronouns in Phrases of Quantity and QualityAdjective Clauses of Time and PlaceReviewEditing PracticeWriting Practice Chapter 15: Participial PhrasesParticiplesParticipial PhrasesReduced Adjective ClausesPosition and Punctuation of Participial PhrasesGeneral Form -ing Participial Phrases General Form -ed Participial PhrasesPerfect Form Participial PhrasesParticipial Phrases and Writing StyleReduced Adverb ClausesReviewEditing PracticeWriting Practice Appendix A: The Process of Academic WritingThe Writing Process, Step 1: Creating (Prewriting)The Writing Process, Step 2: Planning (Outlining)The Writing Process, Step 3: WritingThe Writing Process, Step 4: PolishingEditing Practice Appendix B: Punctuation RulesCommasSemicolonsColonsQuotation MarksEditing Practice Appendix C: Charts of Connecting Words and Transition SignalsCoordinating WordsSubordinating WordsConjunctive AdverbsTransition Signals Appendix D: Editing Symbols Appendix E: Research and Documentation of SourcesTypes of SourcesEvaluating SourcesDocumentation of SourcesIn-Text CitationsWorks-Cited Lists Appendix F: Self-Editing and Peer-Editing WorksheetsScoring Rubrics
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