Longman Academic Writing Series 5 Essays to Research Papers

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/8/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

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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 5 teaches advanced students to write various genres of academic essays and research papers. The text’s writing process approach integrates training in grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, and research techniques along with essay and research paper organization.



  • Realistic writing models from various rhetorical genres explore academic disciplines such as biology, sociology, and history.
  • Vocabulary sections expand students’ language awareness and improve the quality of their writing.
  • Sentence structure and grammar review helps students improve writing skills.
  • Preparation for Writing sections provide guidance and practice in researching, evaluating, and documenting sources.
  • A step-by-step approach guides students seamlessly through the writing process.
  • Writing Tips provide useful strategies to enhance students’ writing experience.
  • Writing Expansions, including journals, timed writing, and summarizing, build written fluency, critical thinking, and test-taking skills.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Expository Essays


CHAPTER 2 Classification Essays


CHAPTER 3 Process Essays


CHAPTER 4 Cause/Effect Essays 


CHAPTER 5 Extended Definition Essays


CHAPTER 6 Problem / Solution Essays


CHAPTER 7 Summmary / Response Essays


CHAPTER 8 Argumentative Essays


CHAPTER 9 Research Papers




Appendix A Writing Guides

Appendix B Connecting Words and Transition Signals

Appendix C Article Usage

Appendix D Common Phrasal Verbs

Appendix E Commonly Confused Words

Appendix F Commonly Misspelled Words

Appendix G Documenting Sources with MLA and APA Formats

Appendix H Correction Symbols

Appendix I Peer Review / Writer's Self-Check Worksheets


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