Academic Writing and Grammar for Students

I have no hesitation in recommending this book to all students.' - Penelope Hood, Anglia Ruskin University This handy guide shows you how to quickly get to grips with using academic English grammar and punctuation.

Author: Alex Osmond

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446290439

Category: Study Aids

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Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request and receive your e-inspection copy today! 'Alex unpacks the complexities of language to provide sound advice on writing for university at all levels. The book ranges from basic grammar to more advanced examples such as the complexities of "hedging". The advice is well supported by examples from a range of disciplines.' - Dr Sue Tangney, Cardiff Metropolitan University 'This exciting new publication helps students understand the requirements of academic writing in today's world. I have no hesitation in recommending this book to all students.' - Penelope Hood, Anglia Ruskin University This handy guide shows you how to quickly get to grips with using academic English grammar and punctuation. Highlighting common grammar mistakes and how to avoid them, the author also shares a wealth of examples and advice from tutors from a range of subjects, enabling you to immediately improve your work at university. Inside, you'll find practical advice on: common mistakes punctuation conciseness proofreading referencing. All the advice has been tried and tested through workshops that the author runs with students. It is ideal for undergraduates on a wide range of courses, to help promote independent learning as well as practical writing skills. Personal tips and advice from the author online For additional resources and one-to-one advice from Alex 'like' his Facebook page Academic Writing and Grammar for Students: www.facebook.com/academicwritingandgrammarforstudents 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 website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Academic Writing and Grammar for Students

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Author: Alex Osmond

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473947184

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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!

Goals for Academic Writing

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 ...

Author: Alister H. Cumming

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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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.

English Writing Exercises for Second Language Learners

English Writing Exercise for Second Language Learners An English Grammar workbook for ESL Students (Book II) This is the second workbook for my academic English writing classes.

Author: M. Stephen E. Dew

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1512292141

Category: English language

Page: 90

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English Writing Exercise for Second Language Learners An English Grammar workbook for ESL Students (Book II) This is the second workbook for my academic English writing classes. It contains questions and answers on topics associated to developing and improving your academic English writing skills. The questions are typical of those asked in exams for an English diploma for university entrance. These writing exercises are practical exercises to help support my previous three "Academic Writing Skills" series books: "Learn English Paragraph Writing Skills - Paragraph Essentials for ESL Students" "Practical Academic Essay Writing Skills - Essay Essentials for ESL Students" "The 5 Step Essay Writing Process - English Essay Writing Skills for ESL Students" "English Writing Exercises for International Students - English Grammar Workbook for English Writing" The 20 exercise groups with more than 200 questions cover grammar areas required for fluent and confident academic English writing skills. They include: General theory Sentence errors: Fragments, Run ons, and Comma splices Capitalization Commas Sentence combining Appositives Sentence Structure: Simple, Compound, and Complex Subject / Verb agreement As well as the common grammar questions, I have included questions to aid in improving paragraph and essay writing skills. These include: Topic sentences Supporting sentences Quotations Paragraph Unity Paragraph Coherence Prepositional phrases Some examples of transition signals I would recommend ESL Students in low-intermediate to low-advanced English classes use this workbook for developing their academic English writing skills. As I said in my last book, "Academic essay writing is an essential skill for universities, colleges, and other tertiary educational institutions. Moreover, English writing skills form a part of the assessment requirements of many courses at university, college, or even high school." Thus, I believe it is extremely important you can do all these various kinds of English writing exercises to become a competent academic English writer for university. I sincerely hope you find some value in the questions and fun in answering a combination of multiple choice and written answers. The best part is you get immediate feedback whether you are right or wrong through the answer key. The whole idea is to help you learn more, as well as, have fun learning. Write your way to a BA. Discover the "Academic Writing Skills" series for ESL students. Scroll up and buy with one click to write your way to a BA. Best of Luck, Stephen E. Dew, Author and TESOL Instructor.

Introduction to Academic Writing

The Third Edition of Introduction to Academic Writing, by Alice Oshima and Ann Hogue, continues in the tradition of helping students to master the standard organizational patterns of the paragraph and the basic concepts of essay writing.

Author: Alice Oshima

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0131933957

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 221

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The Third Edition of Introduction to Academic Writing, by Alice Oshima and Ann Hogue, continues in the tradition of helping students to master the standard organizational patterns of the paragraph and the basic concepts of essay writing. The text's time-proven approach integrates the study of rhetorical patterns and the writing process with extensive practice in sentence structure and mechanics. Features of the Third Edition: A step-by-step approach guides students seamlessly through the process of writing. Clear, succinct explanations help students to understand and apply key concepts and rules. Numerous models and varied practice support students at all stages of writing. NEW instruction and practice in summary writing prepare students for academic work. NEW Try It Out! exercises give students opportunities to assess mastery of skills. NEW self-editing and peer-editing worksheets mortivate students to revise their work. Introduction to Academic Writing 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 consists of: Level 1 Fundamentals of Academic Writing Level 2 First Steps in Academic Writing, Second Edition Level 4 Writing Academic English, Fourth Edition

Fundamentals of Academic Writing Book Con Espansione Online Per Le Scuole Superiori

Fundamentals of Academic Writing, by Linda Butler, is the newest addition to the Longman Academic Writing Series.

Author: Linda Butler

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 013199557X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 227

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Fundamentals of Academic Writing, by Linda Butler, is the newest addition to the Longman Academic Writing Series. Fundamentals provides beginning-level students with the essential tools they need to master basic academic writing by integrating sentence structure, paragraph organization, grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, and the writing process. Fundamentals leads students to build strong academic writing skills that will last them throughout their academic careeers. 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. Journal writing helps students build literacy. Challenge activities give added opportunities to master the writing process. Reviewer's Checklists motivate students to revise their work. The Longman Academic Writing Series also consists of: Level 2 First Steps in Academic Writing, Second Edition Level 3 Introduction to Academic Writing, Third Edition Level 4 Writing Academic English, Fourth Edition

Academic Writing

"Written for intermediate-level students who are preparing to study, or are already studying, in an academic environment and need to improve their writing skills.

Author: Dorothy E. Zemach

Publisher: Macmillan Elt

ISBN: 1405086068

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 131

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"Written for intermediate-level students who are preparing to study, or are already studying, in an academic environment and need to improve their writing skills.

English for Academic Research Writing Exercises

This book is based on a study of referees' reports and letters from journal editors on reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English (long sentences, redundancy, poor structure etc).

Author: Adrian Wallwork

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461442974

Category: Education

Page: 190

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This book is based on a study of referees' reports and letters from journal editors on reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English (long sentences, redundancy, poor structure etc). It draws on English-related errors from around 5000 papers written by non-native authors, around 3000 emails, 500 abstracts by PhD students, and over 1000 hours of teaching researchers how to write and present research papers. The exercises are organized into ten chapters on: punctuation and spelling word order writing short sentences and paragraphs link words - connecting phrases and sentences together being concise and removing redundancy ambiguity and political correctness paraphrasing and avoiding plagiarism defining, comparing, evaluating and highlighting anticipating possible objections, indicating level of certainty, discussion limitations, hedging, future work writing each section of a paper Some exercises require no actual writing but simply choosing between various options, thus facilitating self-study, e-reading and rapid progress. In those exercises where extended writing is required, model answers are given. Exercise types are repeated for different contexts, for example the importance of being concise is tested for use in papers, referees' reports, and emails of various types. Such repetition of similar types of exercises is design ed to facilitate revision. The exercises can also be integrated into English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Special Purposes (ESP) courses at universities and research institutes. The book can be used in conjunction with the other exercise books in the series and is cross-referenced to: English for Research: Usage, Style, and Grammar English for Writing Research Papers

Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers

Grammar Choices is a guide to the choices available to academic writers in English.

Author: Nigel A. Caplan

Publisher: Michigan Series in English for

ISBN: 0472035010

Category: Education

Page: 181

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"Grammar Choices is cross-referenced with Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 3rd edition (Swales & Feak, 2012)."-- P. 4 of cover.

First Steps in Academic Writing

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.

Author: Ann Hogue

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0132414880

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 229

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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

Teaching Academic ESL Writing

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.

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135646462

Category: Education

Page: 376

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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.

Grammar and Beyond Level 3 Student s Book A and Writing Skills Interactive Pack

This package includes the Student's Book A, Level 3, and Writing Skills Interactive, Level 3. In the Student's Book, learners study the grammar in a realistic text and through corpus-informed charts and notes.

Author: Laurie Blass

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107678366

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 248

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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 package includes the Student's Book A, Level 3, and Writing Skills Interactive, Level 3. In the Student's Book, learners study the grammar in a realistic text and through corpus-informed charts and notes. The exercises provide practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students learn to avoid common mistakes and to apply the grammar in academic writing. Writing Skills Interactive is an online course providing instruction and practice in academic writing skills and academic vocabulary. Animated presentations of the writing skills lead to automatically graded practice. Each unit closes with a quiz, which allows students to assess their progress.

Oxford Grammar for EAP

Provides students with the functional grammar they need to succeed in their academic studies, whatever their chosen subject Reviews and consolidates the key grammatical areas needed for essay writing and presentations such as modal verbs, ...

Author: Ken Paterson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0194329992

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

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Provides students with the functional grammar they need to succeed in their academic studies, whatever their chosen subject Reviews and consolidates the key grammatical areas needed for essay writing and presentations such as modal verbs, noun phrases, conditionals, and relative clauses Suitable for students across a wide range of disciplines, e.g. business, finance, history, natural sciences, engineering, technology Demonstrates and practises how to use strategies for academic writing and speaking such as comparing and contrasting, arguing and persuading, talking about cause and effect, and paraphrasing Detailed answer key includes model answers to extended writing tasks Quick test yourself exercises provide practice of specific grammar points Tips highlight extra information worth remembering Academic Word List glossaries help with learning high-frequency academic vocabulary used in the 'Challenge yourself' exercises Supports all levels of Oxford EAP but works effectively as a supplement to any course or for independent study

Teaching Grammar through Literature

This essential guide offers a fresh approach to integrating grammar effectively into the classroom as a vital strand of English that both enlivens and enriches students’ understanding of literature.

Author: Anna McGlynn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351402583

Category: Education

Page: 122

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This essential guide offers a fresh approach to integrating grammar effectively into the classroom as a vital strand of English that both enlivens and enriches students’ understanding of literature. It aims to demystify grammar and empower teachers with the knowledge, inspiration and practical ideas to confidently teach grammar to students at any stage of their secondary education. The authors demonstrate that routinely weaving grammar into lessons and the study of literature, rather than teaching it as an abstract set of rules, enables students to see grammar in a more flexible, enjoyable and exciting way. Each chapter clearly defines complex terminology and provides an essential overview of relevant subject knowledge. With multiple examples of textual analysis and a variety of adaptable lesson plans for popular Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 texts, the book shows how grammatical requirements can be taught in a lively, literature-based manner, developing students’ understanding and improving the quality of their creative and academic writing. Taught like this, grammar becomes a decoding tool: a key to unlocking deeper meaning within texts that enriches the reading experience. Considering a wide range of texts, Teaching Grammar through Literature thoroughly works through core grammatical concepts such as: sentences and sentence clauses nouns verbs determiners punctuation extension vocabulary. This book is a source of fresh and exciting ideas for all practising secondary school English teachers. It will revolutionalise teaching and enrich students' understanding of literature and the grammatical theory within.

Grammar for Great Writing B

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Author: Deborah Gordon

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ISBN: 1337118605

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Grammar for Great Writing is a three-book series that focuses on the key grammatical and lexical elements learners need to become more powerful academic writers. Ideal for the grammar component of a writing and grammar class, Grammar for Great Writing may be used as a companion to the Great Writing series or in conjunction with any academic writing series.

How to Write for Class

The approach taken in this book is also based on the observation that students often find it challenging to apply rules studied in isolation, or through overly-simplified examples, to the more complex statements they want to include in ...

Author: Erica Lynn Meltzer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1733589503

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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How to Write for Class: A Student's Guide to Grammar, Punctuation, and Style is a comprehensive guide to the concepts students need to know to write effectively for school. Rather than treat grammar as a series of rules to be memorized, it emphasizes the logic behind the English language as well as the relationship between grammar and meaning. The approach taken in this book is also based on the observation that students often find it challenging to apply rules studied in isolation, or through overly-simplified examples, to the more complex statements they want to include in their own writing. How to Write for Class is designed to help bridge that gap: it makes use of numerous examples from actual papers and walks students through the process of constructing the type of sophisticated but grammatically coherent statements that will raise their academic writing to the next level. Appropriate for advanced middle-school through college writers.

Teaching Academic Writing

"Chapters address a full range of critical topics, including the context and process of academic writing, needs analysis, teaching approaches, the interrelationship between writing and vocabulary, intercultural perspectives, feedback and ...

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: UOM:39015079248954

Category: Education

Page: 187

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"Chapters address a full range of critical topics, including the context and process of academic writing, needs analysis, teaching approaches, the interrelationship between writing and vocabulary, intercultural perspectives, feedback and assessment. Each chapter includes Classroom Implications, tasks and techniques for teaching, and some possible exercises to use with students. Chapters begin with thought-provoking questions and end with a section designed to help users consider their own beliefs and classroom practices." -- Back cover.

Academic Writing Step by Step

The book draws on accessible articles presenting popular science topics of current interest to illustrate and practice the processes involved in developing and writing an academic essay or research paper step by step.

Author: Christopher N. Candlin

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)

ISBN: 1781790574

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Academic Writing Step by Step offers a new methodology for teaching academic writing informed by discourse analysis and genre theory and by recent research in text analysis. The book draws on accessible articles presenting popular science topics of current interest to illustrate and practice the processes involved in developing and writing an academic essay or research paper step by step. Each unit in Academic Writing Step by Step involves the user in guided "hands-on" practical analysis of an exemplar text. This analysis forms the basis for a sequence of learning activities directing students to engage with the text, moving from analysis (reading for intent) to composition (writing with intent). In this structured process, students acquire a critical understanding of the components of research and essay writing to underpin their own writing. Support for students' analysis and writing of texts includes pre-reading, while-reading, and post-reading activities. These activities are linked to practice in the recognition and use of words in context, grammar in context, and distinctive features of text types. Each unit contains many interactive tasks and closes with a substantive writing assignment reinforcing at least one component of academic writing highlighted in the unit. The book is designed as a textbook for academic or research writing courses, and its step-by-step approach makes it usable by university undergraduates or senior secondary students, including those for whom English is a second or foreign language. In addition, its authentic readings and focus on academic and research writing makes it also suitable for graduate level writing courses in English-speaking and English as a second or foreign language contexts.