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Introduction to the skills of extended writing and research Unit 2: Using evidence to support your ideas Unit 3: Structuring your project and finding information Unit 4: Developing your project Unit 5: Developing a focus Unit 6: Introductions, conclusions and definitions Unit 7: Incorporating data and illustrations Unit 8: Preparing for conference presentations and editing your work Glossary Appendices Appendix 1: Sample project Appendix 2: Self-evaluation checklist Appendix 3: Taking notes Appendix 4: Source texts Appendix 5: Compiling a bibliography show more Review quote " This book focuses on the writing and research skills necessary to do this.
It also looks at how to develop spoken skills. The eight units provide a solid course, which has been trialled and honed by tutors at the University of Reading, UK. Typical EAP areas are covered, such as avoiding plagiarism and acknowledging sources.
Lengthy appendices include a sample project and a wealth of source material.
The material espouses a process approach to writing. A teacher's book describes the methodology as one which 'encourages critical thinking'. The material is well laid out and attractive.
It is expected that teachers will use supplementary material on, say, grammar. Recommended for EAP teachers. It would be a useful tool for any student beginning university, but has particular application to ESL students who may not have had much exposure to Western-style academic writing and conference conventions.
This means that in order to obtain maximum benefit from the book, students should already have the ability to read and understand basic tertiary-level course material. An ESL student will probably need to have done a course in academic reading and have some competence in writing everyday texts first, as one of the basic premises of the book is that students are reading in order to learn.
One very helpful feature is the way that students are taken through the research and writing process using material provided in the book.
Students are presented with six texts from a variety of authentic sources, including books, journals and websites.
They are required to add two of their own in order to write an essay. Students are taken step by step through the process of writing a paper and are given practice in planning, researching and writing up their findings.
The presentation of material in seminar, conference and tutorial formats is also covered. Other skills that are introduced and practised include referencing, summarising, writing and support of a working title and thesis, the inclusion of data in texts, reading to extract and evaluate information, and writing introductions, conclusions and definitions.
Students are also given exposure to a range of types of writing, including report writing and case studies. A sample of a completed written paper is given.
In my experience, helping students to reference correctly and to avoid plagiarism is a major challenge and, while these subjects are covered, I think I would need to supplement the material for my students.
APA American Psychological Association referencing is used in the course, but this is not explicitly stated. An APA quick reference summary of the most common types of source material would have been useful and will possibly be provided on the website.
In addition, references to the texts in the appendix don't give the page numbers of the original articles, making it difficult for students to practise making in-text citations correctly.
An environmental theme links the texts and most of the examples supporting the stages in writing for the first paper that students write. This has the advantage that students build a schema and vocabulary that they will use in their paper.English for Academic Study: Extended Writing and Research Skills This fully updated edition of English for Academic Study: Extended Writing & Research Skills will help develop the practical skills your students need to tackle extended essays and projects and encourage the development of an independent approach to studying.
English for Academic Study: Extended Writing and Research Skills English for academic study: Extended Writing & Research Skills takes students step by step through the process of producing an extended piece of academic writing, helping them to develop the Format: Hardcover.
The course covers the skills involved in researching, writing, discussing and presenting an extended project. The activities below provide supplementary material for each unit of the Extended Writing & Research Skills Course Book, published by Garnet Education and .
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They should form a core resource in the delivery of . The course covers the skills involved in researching, writing, discussing and presenting an extended project.
The activities below provide supplementary material for each unit of the Extended Writing & Research Skills Course Book, published by Garnet Education and used on UK and other pre-sessional courses. English for Academic Study: Extended Writing and Research Skills.
English for academic study: Extended Writing & Research Skills takes students step by step through the process of producing an extended piece of academic writing, helping them to develop the .