9780134663333

Longman Academic Writing Series 2 Paragraphs, with Essential Online Resources

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  • ISBN13:

    9780134663333

  • ISBN10:

    0134663330

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-09-16
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

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Summary

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.
  • New Essential Online Resources include grammar for writing and sentence structure activities,
    teacher support material, teacher's manual, and assessments.
  • Mapped to the Global Scale of English.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1   Describing People

 

Introduction

 

Prewriting

    Asking Questions and Taking Notes

 

Organization

    Looking at the Models

 

Looking at Vocabulary: Descriptive Adjectives

 

Formatting the Page

 

Grammar and Mechanics

    Sentences

    Capitalization

 

Sentence Structure

    Simple Sentences

    Sentence Combining

 

Applying Vocabulary: Descriptive Adjectives

 

The Writing Process

 

Writing Assignment: A Paragraph about a Family Member

 

Self-Assessment

 

Expansion

    Timed Writing: A Paragraph about Someone You Admire

    Your Journal

 

 

CHAPTER 2   Listing-Order Paragraphs

 

Introduction

 

Prewriting

    Clustering

 

Listing-Order Paragraphs

    Looking at the Model

 

Looking at Vocabulary: Intensifiers

 

Organization

    The Topic Sentence

    Supporting Sentences

    Listing-Order Transition Signals

    The Concluding Sentence

 

Outlining: Creating an Outline from a Cluster

 

Sentence Structure

    Compound Sentences

    Coordinating Conjunctions And, But, Or, and So

    Common Sentence Errors  Run-ons and Comma Splices

 

Applying Vocabulary: Using Intensifiers

 

Writing Assignment: A Paragraph about a Career

 

Self-Assessment

 

Expansion

    Timed Writing: A Paragraph about a Boss

    Your Journal

 

 

CHAPTER 3   Giving Instructions

 

Introduction

 

Prewriting

    Listing

 

“How-To” Paragraphs

    Looking at the Model

 

Looking at Vocabulary: Descriptive Adverbs

 

Organization

    Topic Sentences and Concluding Sentences

    Time-Order and Listing-Order Transition Signals

 

Outlining: Creating an Outline from an Edited List

 

Sentence Structure

    Independent and Dependent Clauses

    Complex Sentences with Time Clauses

    Common Sentence Errors: Fragments

    Summary: Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences

 

Mechanics

    Capitalization: Four More Rules

    Punctuation: Commas

 

Applying Vocabulary: Words that Describe How to Do Things  

 

Writing Assignment: A “How-To” Paragraph

 

Self-Assessment

 

Expansion

    Timed Writing  A Paragraph about How to Do Well in a Class

    Your Journal

 

 

CHAPTER 4     Describing with Space Order

 

Introduction

 

Prewriting

    Listing Descriptive Details

 

Descriptive Paragraphs

    Space Order

    Looking at the Model

 

Looking at Vocabulary: Prepositions of Place

 

Organization

    Topic Sentences and Concluding Sentences

    Supporting Sentences with Specific Details

 

Outlining: Creating an Outline for a Descriptive Paragraph

 

Grammar

    Adjectives

    Order of Adjectives

 

Sentence Structure

    Prepositions

    Prepositional Phrases

 

Applying Vocabulary: Prepositions of Place

 

Writing Assignment: A Paragraph Describing a Special Place  

 

Self-Assessment

 

Expansion

    Timed Writing: A Paragraph Describing a Public Space

    Your Journal

 

 

CHAPTER 5    Stating Reasons and Using Examples

 

Introduction

 

Prewriting

    Listing and Outlining with Reasons and Examples 

 

Paragraphs with Reasons and Examples

    Looking at the Model

 

Looking at Vocabulary: Words that Describe Geography

 

Organization

    Reasons and Examples

    Transition Signals that Introduce Reasons

    Transition Signals that Introduce Examples

    Conclusion Signals

 

Sentence Structure

    Complex Sentences with Reason and Condition Clauses

 

Mechanics

    Capitalization: Two More Rules

    Punctuation: Four More Comma Rules

 

Applying Vocabulary: Words that Describe Geography 

 

Writing Assignment: A Paragraph Recommending an Area

 

Self-Assessment

 

Expansion

    Timed Writing: A Paragraph about a Place for a Day Trip

    Your Journal

 

 

CHAPTER 6     Expressing Your Opinion

 

Introduction

Prewriting

    Getting Ideas from Reading 

 

Opinion Paragraphs

    Looking at the Model

 

Looking at Vocabulary: Word Forms 

 

Organization

    Facts and Opinions       

    Transitions Signals in Opinion Paragraphs

 

Sentence Structure

    Adjective Clauses with Who, Which, and That

    Punctuating Adjective Clauses

   Complex Sentences with Adjective Clauses

    More about Fragments

 

Mechanics

    Quotation Marks

 

Applying Vocabulary: Word Forms

 

Writing Assignment: A Paragraph that Expresses an Opinion   

 

Self-Assessment

 

Expansion

    Timed Writing: An Opinion Paragraph about Cheating

    Your Journal

 

 

Appendices

 

Appendix A:  Journal Topics

Appendix B:  Grammar Terms

Appendix C:  Sentence Types

Appendix D:  Transition Signals

Appendix E:  Mechanics

Appendix F:  Correction Symbols

Appendix G: Peer Review/Writer’s Self-Check Worksheets

 

Index

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