Foreign Language Study

Longman Academic Writing

Author: Alan Meyers

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 249

View: 535

This five-level writing series, organised by rhetorical genres, develops student writing from composing sentences to writing research papers A step-by-step approach guides students seamlessly through the writing process. Clear writing models and varied practice enable students to write effectively in different genres. Rigorous sentence structure, grammar, and mechanics development improves key writing skills. Peer Review and Writer's Self-Check hone revision and editing skills.
Foreign Language Study

Longman Academic Writing Series 4 SB with Online Resources

Author: Alice Oshima

Publisher: Pearson Longman

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 344

View: 553

The Longman Academic Writing Series helps develop student writing from basic composition of sentences and paragraphs to academic essays and research papers. At each level, students are offered guidance in the complete writing process from prewriting to revision, and are provided with clear explanations, extensive practice, and consistent coverage of sentence mechanics and grammar. Highlights Step-by-step approach helps students produce a well-organized, clearly developed portfolio that is the foundation of academic coursework. Realistic writing models guide writers while clear explanations, supported by examples, help students through typical rough spots. Extensive practice helps students assimilate writing skills to learn to write with accuracy and confidence. Timed writing activities provide a plan for writing paragraphs on tests. Interactive tasks, such as pair and group work, allow students to receive peer feedback on their individual writing. Level 5 offers more advanced guidance in the writing of essays and research papers. New Essential Online Resources include grammar for writing and sentence structure activities, teacher support material, teacher's manual, and assessments.
Academic writing

Longman Academic Writing Series 4 Interactive Student Book

Author: Alice Oshima

Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

ISBN:

Category: Academic writing

Page: 344

View: 228

The new Longman Academic Writing Level 4 has been transformed into a digital experience. The Interactive Student Book, powered by MyEnglishLab, allows students and teachers to better assess the writing process. Teachers can now monitor student performance to personalize learning and increase student motivation. The Longman Academic Writing Series helps students master the academic writing skills needed to succeed in their academic careers. The five-level series spans writing topics from composing sentences to writing research papers. Each level covers the complete writing process from prewriting to revision. Level 4 teaches high-intermediate students to write various genres of academic essays. The text's proven approach integrates training in grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, and essay organization along with the writing process. Highlights: All activities report to the gradebook, enabling teachers and students to track progress after every activity. Timed and untimed writing options allow students to write coherently and fluently under timed conditions. Model answers for essays provide students with feedback to create a final writing assignment. Students receive immediate results on a variety of activity types, allowing them to take control of their writing.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Paragraphs to Essays

Author: Alice Oshima

Publisher: Pearson Longman

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 463

The Longman Academic Writing Series helps develop student writing from basic composition of sentences and paragraphs to academic essays and research papers. At each level, students are offered guidance in the complete writing process from prewriting to revision, and are provided with clear explanations, extensive practice, and consistent coverage of sentence mechanics and grammar. Highlights Step-by-step approach helps students produce a well-organized, clearly developed portfolio that is the foundation of academic coursework. Realistic writing models guide writers while clear explanations, supported by examples, help students through typical rough spots. Extensive practice helps students assimilate writing skills to learn to write with accuracy and confidence. Timed writing activities provide a plan for writing paragraphs on tests. Interactive tasks, such as pair and group work, allow students to receive peer feedback on their individual writing. Level 5 offers more advanced guidance in the writing of essays and research papers. New Essential Online Resources include grammar for writing and sentence structure activities, teacher support material, teacher's manual, and assessments.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Biomedical English

Author: Isabel Verdaguer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

View: 171

The corpus-based studies in this volume explore biomedical research writing in English from a variety of perspectives. The articles in this collection delve into the lexicographic issues involved in building an electronic database of collocations and lexical bundles, offer insight on the teaching and learning of prototypical multiword units of meaning in biomedical discourse, and view written scientific English through the lens of such diverse fields as phraseology, metaphor, gender and discourse analysis. The research presented in this book forms the theoretical and methodological foundation of SciE-Lex, a lexical database of collocations and prefabricated expressions designed to help scientists write scientific papers in English accurately. The concluding chapter on FrameNet addresses frame semantics, whose application to the cross-linguistic study of scientific language will open new and promising avenues of research in the study of specialized languages.
Reference

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Eighth Edition

Author: Kate L. Turabian

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 464

View: 948

A little more than seventy-five years ago, Kate L. Turabian drafted a set of guidelines to help students understand how to write, cite, and formally submit research writing. Seven editions and more than nine million copies later, the name Turabian has become synonymous with best practices in research writing and style. Her Manual for Writers continues to be the gold standard for generations of college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines. Now in its eighth edition, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations has been fully revised to meet the needs of today’s writers and researchers. The Manual retains its familiar three-part structure, beginning with an overview of the steps in the research and writing process, including formulating questions, reading critically, building arguments, and revising drafts. Part II provides an overview of citation practices with detailed information on the two main scholarly citation styles (notes-bibliography and author-date), an array of source types with contemporary examples, and detailed guidance on citing online resources. The final section treats all matters of editorial style, with advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, abbreviations, table formatting, and the use of quotations. Style and citation recommendations have been revised throughout to reflect the sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. With an appendix on paper format and submission that has been vetted by dissertation officials from across the country and a bibliography with the most up-to-date listing of critical resources available, A Manual for Writers remains the essential resource for students and their teachers.
Foreign Language Study

Examining Writing

Author: Stuart D. Shaw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 344

View: 864

This publication highlights the need for test developers to provide clear explanations of the ability constructs which underpin tests offered in the public domain. An explanation is increasingly required, if the validity of test score interpretation and use are to be supported both logically, and with empirical evidence. The book demonstates the application of a comprehensive test validation framework which adopts a socio-cognitive perspective. The framework embraces six core components which reflect the practical nature and quality of an actual testing event. It examines Cambridge ESOL writing tasks from the following perspectives: Test Taker, Cognitive Validity, Context Validity, Scoring Validity, Criterion-related Validity and Consequential Validity. The authors show how an understanding and analysis of the framework and its components in relation to specific writing tests can assist test developers to operationalise their tests more effectively, especially in relation to criterial distinctions across test levels.
Education

Positioning English for Specific Purposes in an English Language Teaching Context

Author: Nadežda Stojković

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 179

With the unrelenting spread of globalization, the English language has been firmly established as the Lingua Franca. Now more than ever, the importance of learning English is paramount within nearly all professional and educational sectors. English for Specific Purposes (ESP) has long been accepted as an effective method for teaching English as a foreign language. In recent years, it has experienced an increasing presence in secondary and tertiary education across the globe. This is predominantly due to its learner-centered approach that focuses on developing linguistic competence in the student’s specific discipline, may that be academics, business or tourism, for example. Positioning English for Specific Purposes in an English Language Teaching Context attempts to present and define the relevance and scope of ESP within English Language teaching. From mobile phones as educational tools to the language needs of medical students, the contributors to this volume examine and propose different epistemological and methodological aspects of ESP teaching. Its unique approach to ESP marks this volume out as an important and necessary contribution to existing ESP literature, and one that will be of use to both researchers and practitioners of ESP.
Education

Contrastive Rhetoric

Author: Ulla Connor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 201

View: 573

Shows how a person's first language and culture influence writing in a second language.