ERIC Number: ED411714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Academic English: A Workbook for Student Essay Writing.
Thurstun, Jennifer; Candlin, Christopher N.
The workbook is designed to teach college-level writing skills to students for whom English is either the native or a second language. An introductory section for students describes the use of a concordance and provides instructions for the using the workbook. An introductory section for teachers is also included. Six instructional units address specific academic writing issues, generally in relation to a word, concept, or process, and provide exercises and writing tasks. Unit topics include: (1) stating the topics ("issue, factor, concept"); (2) referring to the literature ("evidence, research, source"); (3) reporting the research of others ("according to, claim, suggest"); (4) discussing processes undertaken in a study ("identification, analysis, criteria"); (5) expressing opinions tentatively ("may, possible, unlikely, probably"); and (6) drawing conclusions and summarizing (concluding, summarizing, "clear that, thus"). Answer keys are provided. A list of texts used in the units is appended. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar, Higher Education, Indexes, Literature Reviews, Research Design, Second Language Instruction, Technical Writing, Workbooks, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2109 ($26.95, Australian).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macquarie Univ., Sydney (Australia). National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research.