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Introduction to Academic Writing (The Longman Academic Writing Series, Level 3)

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3rd
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9780131933958

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0131933957
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Pub. Date:
10/17/2006
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Pearson Education ESL
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The Third Edition of Introduction to Academic Writing,by Alice Oshima and Ann Hogue, continues in the tradition of helping students to master the standard organizational patterns of the paragraph and the basic concepts of essay writing. The text's time-proven approach integrates the study of rhetorical patterns and the writing process with extensive practice in sentence structure and mechanics. #xA0; Features of the Third Edition: A step-by-step approachguides students seamlessly through the process of writing. Clear, succinct explanationshelp students to understand and apply key conepts and rules. Numerous modelsand varied practicesupport students at all stages of writing. NEWinstruction and practice in summary writingprepare students for academic work. NEW#xA0; Try It Out!exercises give students opportunities to assess mastery of skills. NEW#xA0; self-editingand peer-editingworksheets mortivate students to revise their work. Introduction to Academic Writingis also available with CriterionSMPublisher's Version,which provides instant#xA0;online feedback on student writing: #xA0; Students simply submit their writing online and instantly receive personalized feedback on: Grammar, Usage, Style, Mechanics, Organization, and Development (essays only). Students can turn in better writing, and teachers can save time spent correcting drafts. #xA0; Click here for Introduction to Academic Writing#xA0; with CriterionSMPublisher's Version #xA0; The Longman Academic Writing Seriesconsists of: Level 1 Fundamentals of Academic Writing Level 2 First Steps in Academic Writing,Second Edition Level 4 Writing Academic English,Fourth Edition#xA0;

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xii
PART I THE PARAGRAPH
1(144)
Paragraph Format
2(21)
What Is Academic Writing?
3(1)
Organization
3(3)
Paragraph Format
3(1)
Model: Handwritten Assignment Introducing Myself
3(2)
Model: Computer-Written Assignment Introducing Myself
5(1)
Capitalization
6(4)
Capitalization Rules
7(3)
Sentence Structure
10(5)
Model: Sentence Structure A Person Who Has Made a Difference
10(1)
George Lucas
Simple Sentences
11(1)
Subject-Verb Agreement
11(3)
Fragments
14(1)
The Writing Process
15(6)
Overview
15(1)
Step 1 Prewriting
16(1)
Step 2 Organizing
17(1)
Step 3 Writing
18(1)
Step 4 Polishing: Revising and Editing
18(3)
Review
21(1)
Writing Assignment
21(2)
Narrative Paragraphs
23(14)
Organization
24(5)
Model: Narrative Paragraph Earthquake!
24(1)
Time Order
24(1)
Time Order Signals
25(4)
Sentence Structure
29(4)
Model: Compound Sentences
29(1)
Omusubi Kororin
Compound Sentences with and, but so, and or
30(1)
Coordinating Conjunctions
30(3)
Punctuation
33(1)
Three Comma Rules
33(1)
The Writing Process
34(1)
Freewriting
34(1)
Model: Freewriting A Memorable Event in My Life
34(1)
Review
35(1)
Writing Assignment
36(1)
Paragraph Structure
37(23)
Organization
38(13)
Three Parts of a Paragraph
38(1)
Model: Three Parts of a Paragraph A Hawaiian Wedding
38(1)
The Topic Sentence
39(5)
Supporting Sentences
44(1)
Examples
45(2)
The Concluding Sentence
47(4)
Punctuation
51(3)
Apostrophes
51(3)
The Writing Process
54(2)
Outlining
54(1)
Model: Detailed Outline Music Styles and Fashion
55(1)
Review
56(1)
Writing Assignment
57(1)
Summary Writing I
57(3)
Descriptive Paragraphs
60(16)
Organization
61(7)
Model: Descriptive Paragraph The Stairway
61(1)
Spatial Order
62(1)
Spatial Order Signals
62(1)
Topic Sentences for Descriptive Paragraphs
63(2)
Supporting Sentences for Descriptive Paragraphs
65(1)
Model: Descriptive Details My Banana Garden
65(2)
Paragraph Unity
67(1)
Sentence Structure
68(4)
Model: Compound Sentences Supai Village
68(1)
Compound Sentences with yet, for, and nor
69(1)
Varying Sentence Openings
70(2)
The Writing Process
72(1)
Clustering
72(1)
Model: Clustering A Place from My Childhood
72(1)
Review
73(2)
Skill Sharpeners
74(1)
Writing Assignment
75(1)
Logical Division of Ideas
76(18)
Organization
77(10)
Model: Logical Division of Ideas Paragraph Why I Don't Have a Credit Card
77(1)
Logical Division of Ideas
78(1)
Coherence
79(1)
Using Nouns and Pronouns Consistently
79(2)
Transition Signals
81(6)
Sentence Structure
87(3)
Run-Ons and Comma Splices
87(3)
Review
90(1)
Skill Sharpeners
91(1)
Writing Assignment
91(3)
Process Paragraphs
94(14)
Organization
95(4)
Model: Process Paragraph How to Build a One-Match Campfire
95(2)
Time Order
97(1)
Time Order Signals
97(2)
Sentence Structure
99(6)
Model: Clauses and Complex Sentences How to Give the Cat a Pill
99(1)
Clauses
100(1)
Complex Sentences
100(1)
Subordinators
101(4)
Review
105(2)
Skill Sharpeners
105(2)
Writing Assignment
107(1)
Comparison/Contrast Paragraphs
108(17)
Organization
109(5)
Models: Comparison/Contrast Paragraphs
109(1)
Paragraph 1: Right Brain/Left Brain
109(1)
Paragraph 2: Two Job Applicants
110(1)
Block Organization
111(1)
Point-by-Point Organization
111(3)
Sentence Structure
114(7)
Model: Comparison/Contrast Signals Two Varieties of English
114(1)
Comparison Signals
115(3)
Contrast Signals
118(3)
Review
121(1)
Skill Sharpeners
121(1)
Writing Assignment
121(4)
Definition Paragraphs
125(20)
Organization
126(2)
Models: Definition Paragraphs
126(1)
Paragraph 1: The Underground Railroad
126(1)
Paragraph 2: Courage
127(1)
Sentence Structure
128(13)
Model: Appositives and Adjective Clauses Holidays with Pagan Origins
129(1)
Appositives
130(1)
Adjective Clauses
131(2)
Complex Sentences with Adjective Clauses
133(1)
Subject Pronouns: who, which, that
134(1)
Object Pronouns: whom, which, that, and Ø (no pronoun)
135(2)
Clauses with when
137(4)
Review
141(2)
Skill Sharpeners
142(1)
Writing Assignment
143(2)
PART II THE ESSAY
145(73)
Essay Organization
146(22)
Organization
147(15)
Three Parts of an Essay
147(1)
Model: Essay Structure Styles of Popular Music
148(2)
The Introductory Paragraph
150(2)
Body Paragraphs
152(1)
The Concluding Paragraph
153(3)
Transitions Between Paragraphs
156(3)
Essay Outlining
159(1)
Model: Essay Outline
159(3)
Planning an Essay
162(2)
Step 1 Prewriting
162(1)
Step 2 Organizing
162(1)
Step 2A Group Ideas Logically
163(1)
Step 2B Make an Outline
164(1)
Review
164(2)
Skill Sharpeners
165(1)
Writing Assignment
166(1)
Summary Writing II
167(1)
Opinion Essays
168(50)
Model: Opinion Essay The Right to Die
169(2)
Organization
171(3)
The Introductory Paragraph
171(2)
Body Paragraphs
173(1)
The Concluding Paragraph
174(1)
Developing Supporting Details
174(4)
Quotations
174(1)
Rules for Using and Punctuating Quotations
175(1)
Statistics
176(2)
Review
178(1)
Skill Sharpeners
178(1)
Writing Assignment
179(2)
APPENDICES
Appendix A: Journal Writing
181(3)
How Journal Writing Can Help You
181(1)
How to Start
181(3)
Appendix B: Correction Symbols
184(3)
Appendix C: Summary of Punctuation Rules
187(2)
Appendix D: Kinds of Sentences and Master List of Connecting Words
189(3)
Kinds of Sentences
189(1)
Connecting Words
189(1)
Coordinating Conjunctions
189(1)
Subordinating Conjunctions
190(1)
Subordinating Words for Adjective Clauses
191(1)
Appendix E: Master Chart of Transition Signals
192(2)
Appendix F: Peer-Editing and Self-Editing Worksheets; Scoring Rubrics
194(24)
Scoring Rubrics
196(2)
Peer-Editing
198(1)
Self-Editing
199(19)
Index 218


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