Grammar Troublespots

It helps them identify and correct the typical errors that they are likely to make as they attempt to write, with the emphasis in this new edition on errors made in writing formal academic discourse. The book has 21 units.

Author: Ann Raimes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521532868

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 186

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Grammar Troublespots, 3rd edition, provides an excellent aid for ESL writing students at the high intermediate level and above. It helps them identify and correct the typical errors that they are likely to make as they attempt to write, with the emphasis in this new edition on errors made in writing formal academic discourse. The book has 21 units. Each one examines an area of grammar, such as verb tense choice, article usage and modals, and then pinpoints the most troublesome grammar points within that area. Each unit provides a straightforward description of the grammar point, supported by plentiful clear examples, grammar charts and tables. The two-color new edition will be easier to use, with exercises such as error identification, error correction and sentence construction tasks consistently following each grammar point. Each unit ends with a writing assignment and a flowchart to help students diagnose their writing problems and edit their writing.

Grammar Troublespots

This guide to the most problematic rules of grammar provides ESL students with a concise volume for avoiding grammar pitfalls in their writing.

Author: Ann Raimes


ISBN: 0521657598

Category: English language

Page: 170

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This guide to the most problematic rules of grammar provides students with concise advice for avoiding grammar pitfalls in their writing. It illustrates twenty-one of the most prevalent writing errors and helps students correct them through self-diagnostic flow-charts, explanations, and exercises.

Successful Scientific Writing

Grammar Troublespots: An Editing Guide for ESL Students.New York: St. Martin's Press. Robbins, N. B. (2005). Creating More Effective Graphs.

Author: Janice R. Matthews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139465430

Category: Reference


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The detailed, practical, step-by-step advice in this user-friendly guide will help students and researchers to communicate their work more effectively through the written word. Covering all aspects of the writing process, this concise, accessible resource is critically acclaimed, well-structured, comprehensive, and entertaining. Self-help exercises and abundant examples from actual typescripts draw on the authors' extensive experience working both as researchers and with them. Whilst retaining the user-friendly and pragmatic style of earlier editions, this third edition has been updated and broadened to incorporate such timely topics as guidelines for successful international publication, ethical and legal issues including plagiarism and falsified data, electronic publication, and text-based talks and poster presentations. With advice applicable to many writing contexts in the majority of scientific disciplines, this book is a powerful tool for improving individual skills and an eminently suitable text for classroom courses or seminars.

Nitty Gritty Grammar Teacher s Manual

KEY FEATURES OF THE TEACHER'S MANUAL • Common grammar " troublespots " with teaching suggestions • Additional examples and explanations of grammar ...

Author: A. Robert Young

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521606551

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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Nitty Gritty Grammar, Second Edition, focuses on essential areas of English grammar that cause difficulty for developing writers. This Teacher's Manual provides teaching suggestions, hints about trouble spots and how to handle them, additional examples for use in presenting the grammar points, and a complete answer key.

Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning

Grammar troublespots (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Richards, J. & Reppen, R. (2016). Twelve principles of grammar instruction.

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317508366

Category: Education

Page: 514

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Volume III of the Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning, like Volumes I and II, is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current research into social contexts of second language (L2)/foreign language (FL) teaching and learning; language policy; curriculum; types of instruction; incremental language skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar; international communication; pragmatics; assessment and testing. It differs from earlier volumes in its main purpose—to provide a more in-depth discussion and detailed focus on the development of the essential language skills required for any type of communication: speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing. Volume III preserves continuity with previous volumes in its coverage of all the classical areas of research in L2/FL teaching and learning and applied linguistics, but rather than offering a historical review of disciplinary traditions, it explores innovations and new directions of research, acknowledges the enormous complexity of teaching and learning the essential language abilities, and offers a diversity of perspectives. Chapter authors are all leading authorities in their disciplinary areas. What’s new in Volume III? Updates the prominent areas of research, including the sub-disciplines addressed in Volumes I and II, and represents the disciplinary mainstays Considers and discusses perspectives held by different schools of thought on the what, the how, and the why of teaching foundational language skills, including theories, pedagogical principles, and their implementation in practice Captures new and ongoing developments and trends in the key areas of L2/FL teaching and learning, and innovative research topics that have gained substantial recognition in current publications, including the role of corpora, technology, and digital literacy in L2/FL teaching and learning Examines new trends in language pedagogy and research, such as an increased societal emphasis on teaching academic language for schooling, somewhat contradictory definitions of literacy, and the growing needs for instruction in intercultural communication.

Academic Writing

Grammar troublespots: A guide for student editors (3rd ed.). Cambridge: CUP. This book covers word order, important areas of grammar and punctuation.

Author: Mathukutty M Monippally

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9788132105473

Category: Study Aids

Page: 264

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This book helps students and researchers write better assignments, better dissertations, and better papers for publication. Characterizing academic writing as an integral part of the knowledge generation and dissemination process, it focuses on three main aspects: understanding research, documenting and sharing the process and results of research, and acknowledging the use of other people’s ideas in the documentation. The authors use various samples of good as well as defective writing to illustrate the features of academic writing. They describe in detail the structure and contents of academic papers, especially conceptual and empirical research papers for journals. This lucidly written book will be a rich resource for MBA students and researchers working for MPhil and PhD degrees, especially in the fields of management, behavioural sciences and communications.

Basic English Syntax

Grammar Troublespots . New York : St. Martin's Press . Shepherd , John et al . 1984. Ways to Grammar . London : Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Stevenson ...

Author: Berta Flores Mora

Publisher: Editorial Universidad de Costa Rica

ISBN: 9977677123

Category: English language

Page: 201

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Corpus linguistic applications

Raimes, A. (2004), Grammar troublespots: a guide for student writers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Reppen, R. (2008), “'Students must': a corpus ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789042028012

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

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This volume provides an overview of four currently booming areas in the discipline of corpus linguistics. The first section is concerned with studies of the history and development of morphological and syntactic phenomena in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. The second section contains case studies investigating the functions and contexts of use of different morphological and syntactic forms in English, Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese. The third section contains studies in the field of genre and register from settings as diverse as health, call center, academic, and legal discourse. The final section features papers refining existing, and exploring new, corpus-linguistic methods: dispersions, text mining, corpus similarity, as well as the development of extraction patterns and the evaluation of tagging methods.

Written Corrective Feedback in Second Language Acquisition and Writing

Grammar troublespots. New York: St. Martin's Press. Ramanathan, V. & Atkinson, D. (1999). Individualism, academic writing, and ESL writers.

Author: John Bitchener

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136836091

Category: Education

Page: 232

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What should language and writing teachers do about giving students written corrective feedback? This book surveys theory, research, and practice on the important and sometimes controversial issue of written corrective feedback, also known as “error/grammar correction,” and its impact on second language acquisition and second language writing development. Offering state-of-the-art treatment of a topic that is highly relevant to both researchers and practitioners, it critically analyzes and synthesizes several parallel and complementary strands of research — work on error/feedback (both oral and written) in SLA and studies of the impact of error correction in writing/composition courses — and addresses practical applications. Drawing from both second language acquisition and writing/composition literature, this volume is the first to intentionally connect these two separate but important lines of inquiry.

Response To Student Writing

Grammar troublespots.New York: St. Martin's Press. Reid, J.(1993). TeachingESL writing. EnglewoodCliffs,NJ: Regents/Prentice Hall. Reid, J. (1994).

Author: Dana R. Ferris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135655778

Category: Education

Page: 216

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This volume synthesizes and critically analyzes the literature on response to the writing of second language students, and discusses the implications of the research for teaching practice in the areas of written and oral teacher commentary on student writing, error correction, and facilitation of peer response. The book features numerous examples of student texts and teacher commentary, as well as figures and appendices that summarize research findings and present sample lessons and other teaching materials. It is thus simultaneously comprehensive in its approach to the existing research and highly practical in showing current and future teachers how this material applies to their everyday endeavors of responding to student writing and teaching composition classes. Response to student writing--whether it takes the form of teachers' written feedback on content, error correction, teacher-student conferences, or peer response--is an extremely important component of teaching second language writing. Probably no single activity takes more teacher time and energy. Response to Student Writing is a valuable theoretical and practical resource for those involved in this crucial work, including L2 composition researchers, in-service and preservice teachers of ESOL/EFL writers, and teacher educators preparing graduate students for the teaching of writing.

Writing Term Papers with Cool New Digital Tools

Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students. ... Raimes, Ann. Grammar Troublespots: A Guide for Student Writers. 3rd ed.

Author: Joe Greek

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781477718438

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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In the not-too-distant past, students were expected to turn in only handwritten or typed papers. However, with today's ease of access to the Internet and free applications, teachers are now expecting students to go beyond the confines of text-only productions. Various online programs make it possible to create multi-layered term papers that are rich in images, audio, and even video. And most of these tools are free to use! Students can now access their work from nearly anywhere that has an Internet connection. In the case of collaborative research projects, this same technology allows team members to work with each other even when they are in different locations. A wide variety of online and offline tools, techniques, and tips to help students research, write, edit, prepare, and present term papers are discussed and explained here. This revelatory guidebook to the latest in term paper technology also supports Common Core Standards for the reading of technical accounts and texts.

Teaching L2 Composition

Grammar troublespots (3rd ed.). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. Rajagopalan, K. (2004). The philosophy of applied linguistics.

Author: Dana R. Ferris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136696657

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 443

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This theory-to-practice text presents pedagogical approaches to teaching L2 composition in the framework of current theoretical perspectives on L2 writing processes, practices, and writers and provides an array of hands-on, practical examples, materials, and tasks.

The Student Skills Guide

... Grammar for English Language Teachers: With Exercises and a Key, Cambridge University Press Raimes, A. (1998), Grammar Troublespots: An Editing Guide ...

Author: Sue Drew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351747059

Category: Social Science

Page: 446

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This title was first published in 2001. This guide, in its second edition, outlines key skills for students with new sections on reflecting on your experience, critical analysis, learning styles and successful participation in seminars and meetings.

Principles and Practices for Response in Second Language Writing

Grammar troublespots:A guide forstudent writers (3rd edn). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Read, J. (2000). Assessing vocabulary.

Author: Maureen S. Andrade

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415897013

Category: Education

Page: 225

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Based on the assumptions that students expect feedback and want to improve, and that improvement is possible, this book introduces a framework that applies the theory of self-regulated learning to guide second language writing teachers' response to learners at all stages of the writing process. This approach provides teachers with principles and activities for helping students to take more responsibility for their own learning. By using self-regulated learning strategies, students can increase their independence from the teacher, improve their writing skills, and continue to make progress once the course ends, with or without teacher guidance. The book focuses on the six dimensions of self-regulated learning —motive, methods of learning, time, physical environment, social environment, and performance. Each chapter offers practical activities and suggestions for implementing the principles and guidelines, including tools and materials that teachers can immediately use.

Effective Curriculum for Teaching L2 Writing

Grammar troublespots: An editing guide for students (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Reid, J. (1993). Teaching ESL writing.

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136820342

Category: Education

Page: 314

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Effective Curriculum for Teaching L2 Writing sets out a clear big picture for curricular thinking about L2 writing pedagogy and offers a step-by-step guide to curriculum design with practical examples and illustrations. Its main purpose is to help pre-service and practicing teachers design courses for teaching academic writing and to do this as efficiently and effectively as possible. Bringing together the what and the how-to with research-based principles, what sets this book apart is its overarching focus on language pedagogy and language building. Part 1 examines curricular foundations in general and focuses on what is socially valued in L2 writing and pedagogy at school and at the college and university level. Part 2 is concerned with the nitty-gritty̶—the daily realities of curricular design and classroom instruction. Part 3 takes a close look at the key pedagogical ingredients of teaching academic L2 writing: vocabulary and collocations, grammar for academic writing, and down-to-earth techniques for helping L2 writers to organize discourse and ideas. The Appendix provides an extensive checklist for developing curricula for a course or several courses in language teaching.

Exploring Through Writing


Author: Ann Raimes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052165761X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 416

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An anthology of readings, and a handbook of grammar troublespots all in one volume. The Student's Book provides a thematically arranged collection of photos and readings, with topics ranging from culture and society, to environmental concerns, to work and family. It features a guide to the 21 most common grammar problems, with self-tests and exercises. It also contains information on research papers, documentation styles, and essay examinations.