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Longman Academic Writing 4 Essays

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780132915694

ISBN10:
0132915693
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/21/2013
Publisher(s):
Pearson Education ESL
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Summary

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.

 

Features

  • Table of Contents

    To the Teacher

    Acknowledgments

    Chapter Overview

     

    PART I          WRITING A PARAGRAPH

     

    Chapter 1 Paragraph Structure

    Introduction               

    Analyzing the Model     

    Noticing Vocabulary: Word Families

    Parts of a Paragraph   

                       The Topic Sentence

                       Supporting Sentences

                       The Concluding Sentence

    Applying Vocabulary: Using Word Families

    Writing Assignment: A Paragraph about Communication

    Self-Assessment         

    Expansion                  

                       Timed Writing: A Paragraph about a Communications Medium ......  

                       Writing on an Assigned Topic

     

    Chapter 2      Unity and Coherence

    Introduction               

                       Analyzing the Model

    Noticing Vocabulary: Synonyms 1

    Unity                        

    Coherence                 

                       Repetition of Key Nouns

                       Consistent Pronouns

                       Transition Signals

                       Logical Order

    Applying Vocabulary: Using Synonyms 1

    Writing Assignment: A Paragraph about Health and Medicine

    Self-Assessment           

    Expansion                  

                       Timed Writing   A Paragraph about a Boss

                       Responding to a Reading

     

    Chapter 3 Using Outside Sources

    Introduction               

    Analyzing the Model     

    Noticing Vocabulary: Synonyms 2

    Using and Citing Sources

                       Plagiarism

                       Correct Citations

    Quotations                 

                       Reporting Verbs and Phrases

                       Punctuating Direct Quotations

                       Using Direct Quotations as Support

                       Changing Direct Quotations to Indirect Quotations

    Paraphrasing       

    Analyzing the Model     

                       Plagiarism and Paraphrasing

                       Using Paraphrases as Support

    Summarizing      

    Analyzing the Model     

                       Writing a Successful Summary

    Applying Vocabulary: Using Synonyms 2

    Writing Assignment: A Summary of an Article

    Self-Assessment         

    Expansion                    

                       Timed Writing:  A Summary of a Reading

                       Responding to a Reading

     

     

    PART II: WRITING AN ESSAY

     

    Chapter 4    From Paragraph to Essay

    Introduction

    Analyzing the Model     

    Noticing Vocabulary: Nouns and Noun Suffixes

    Parts of an Essay        

                       The Introductory Paragraph

                       Body Paragraphs

                       The Concluding Paragraph

    Patterns of Organization

                       Organization and Thesis Statements

                       Organization and Body Paragraphs

    Outlines of Essays  

    Applying Vocabulary: Using Nouns and Noun Suffixes

    Writing Assignment: An Essay about Education

    Self-Assessment         

    Expansion                  

                       Timed Writing: An Essay about Education

                       Using Quotes and Paraphrases to Support Ideas

     

    Chapter 5    Process Essays

    Introduction               

    Analyzing the Model     

    Noticing Vocabulary: Word Parts and Word Families

    Organization        

                       Thesis Statements for a Process Essay

                       Body Paragraphs in a Process Essay

                       Transition Signals for Chronological Order

    Applying Vocabulary: Using Word Parts and Word Families

    Writing Assignment: A Process Essay about Earth Science

    Self-Assessment         

    Expansion                  

                       Timed Writing: A Process Essay

                       Writing from a Diagram

     

    Chapter 6     Cause/Effect Essays
    Introduction               

    Analyzing the Models

    Noticing Vocabulary: Collocations 1

    Organization          

                       Block Organization

                       Chain Organization

                       Transition Signals for Cause/Effect Relationships

    Applying Vocabulary: Using Collocations 1

    Writing Assignment: A Cause/Effect Essay about Psychology

    Self Assessment         

    Expansion                  

                       Timed Writing: A Cause/Effect Essay

                       Writing a Summary and Response

     

    Chapter 7     Comparison/Contrast Essays
    Introduction               

    Analyzing the Model     

    Noticing Vocabulary: Antonyms

    Organization          

                       Points of Comparison

                       Point-by-Point Organization

                       Block Organization

                       Comparison and Contrast Signal Words

    Applying Vocabulary: Using Antonyms 

    Writing Assignment: A Comparison/Contrast Essay about Culture

    Self-Assessment         

    Expansion                  

                       Timed Writing: An Essay about Child/Parent Relationships  ...........

                       Writing a Summary and Response

     

    Chapter 8     Argumentative Essays

    Introduction               

    Analyzing the Model     

    Noticing Vocabulary: Collocations 2

    Organization          

                       The Elements of an Argumentative Essay

                       The Introductory Paragraph

    Statistics as Support    

    Analyzing the Model     

    Applying Vocabulary: Using Collocations 2

    Writing Assignment: An Argumentative Essay about Space Travel

    Self-Assessment         

    Expansion                  

                       Timed Writing: An Essay about Technology

                       Rebutting an Argument

     

     

    PART III: SENTENCE STRUCTURE

     

    Chapter 9     Type of Sentences
    Introduction               

    Analyzing the Model     

    Independent and Dependent Clauses

                       Independent Clauses

                       Dependent Clauses

    Kinds of Sentences      

                       Simple Sentences

                       Compound Sentences

                       Complex Sentences

                       Compound-Complex Sentences

    Sentence Types and Writing Style

    Editing Practice           

    Writing Practice          

    Self-Assessment        

     

    Chapter 10     Parallelism and Sentence Problems
    Introduction               

    Analyzing the Model     

    Parallel Structure in Sentences

                       Parallelism with Coordinators: And, Or, But

                       Parallelism with Correlative (Paired) Conjunctions

    Sentence Problems      

                       Sentence Fragments

                       Choppy Sentences

                       Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices

                       Stringy Sentences

    Editing Practice           

    Writing Practice          

    Self-Assessment  

     

    Chapter 11     Noun Clauses
    Introduction               

    Analyzing the Model     

    That Clauses               

                       Sentences Beginning with It

                       Special Verb Tenses in That Clauses

    If / Whether Clauses 

    Question Clauses         

    Editing Practice           

    Writing Practice          

    Self-Assessment         

     

    Chapter 12     Adverb Clauses
    Introduction               

    Analyzing the Model     

    Kinds of Adverb Clauses

                       Time Clauses

                       Place Clauses

                       Distance, Frequency, and Manner Clauses

                       Reason Clauses

                       Result Clauses

                       Purpose Clauses

                       Contrast Clauses

                       Conditional Clauses

    Editing Practice           

    Writing Practice          

    Self-Assessment         

     

    Chapter 13     Adjective Clauses
    Introduction               

    Analyzing the Model     

    Relative Pronouns and Adverbs

                       Position of Adjective Clauses

                       Verb Agreement in Adjective Clauses

    Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Adjective Clauses

                       Punctuation of Adjective Clauses

    Kinds of Adjective Clauses 

                       Relative Pronouns as Subjects

                       Relative Pronouns as Objects

                       Possessive Adjective Clauses

                       Relative Pronouns as Objects of Prepositions

                       Relative Pronouns in Phrases of Quantity and Quality

                       Adjective Clauses of Time and Place

    Editing Practice           

    Writing Practice          

    Self-Assessment         

     

    Chapter 14     Participles and Participial Phrases
    Introduction              

    Analyzing the Model     

    Kinds of Participles

                       Participle Forms

    Participial Phrases  

                       Reduced Adjective Clauses

                       Position and Punctuation of Participial Phrases

                       Present Participial Phrases

                       Past Participial Phrases

                       Perfect Form Participial Phrases

                       Participial Phrases and Writing Style

                       Reduced Adverb Clauses

    Editing Practice           

    Writing Practice          

    Self-Assessment         

     

     

    Appendices

     

    Appendix A  Chapter Readings

    Appendix B  Connecting Words and Transition Signals

    Appendix C  Punctuation Rules

    Appendix D  Correction Symbols

    Appendix E  Research and Documentation of Sources

    Appendix F  Peer Review / Writer’s Self-Check Worksheets



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