ERIC Number: ED024030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Let's Write English, Complete Book; for Students of English as a Second Language.
Wishon, George E.; Burks, Julia M.
This two-part volume (also published separately as "Let's Write English, Book 1," and "Let's Write English, Book 2") is designed to carry the non-native speaker of English from the beginning stages of writing English to "full competence in fullfilling the writing requirements in university and professional life." The general vocabulary level assumes completion of a 350-400 hour basic course in English (or its equivalent), and "considerable experience" in reading English. Copious exercises provide the teacher with material for guided, semi-controlled, and freer writing practice. The 12 units in the first part begin at sentence level, dealing with simple and expanded forms and the major transformations of those forms. Exercise sections in each unit begin with a "Dicto-Comp" exercise which closely parallels sample paragraphs in the explanatory section of the same unit. These exercises, a feature of the text, are intended to augment oral comprehension and develop the student's ability to write connected discourse. The 12 units in the second part examine characteristics of the major prose forms and provide for practice in writing letters, precis, summaries, news stories, and research papers. Additional materials include work on outlining, use of the library and dictionaries, and note-taking. A section of notes on irregular and difficult grammatical forms, capitalization, and punctuation, and an index are appended. (AMM)
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Connected Discourse, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Writing (Composition), Writing Exercises, Writing Skills
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