9780131523593

Writing Academic English

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    9780131523593

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    0131523597

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2006
  • Publisher: Longman Pub Group

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Now in its fourth edition, Writing Academic English, by Alice Oshima and Ann Hogue, is the essential writing text to prepare high-intermediate and advanced college or college-bound English language learners for academic success. #xA0; Features A step-by-step approachguides students through the process of writing paragraphs and essays. Clear models and varied practicehelp students to develop confidence and a mature writing style. Examples with academic contentprime students for college work. Appendicesoffer easy reference for key writing, grammar, and research information. #xA0; New to the Fourth Edition A chapter dedicated to each pattern of essay organization A chapter on argumentation and using material from outside sources Thought-provoking readings from authentic sources An expanded chapter on summary and paraphrase Instruction in the basics of research and documentation Writing Academic Englishis 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 on the "Resources" link to order the edition with CriterionSMPublisher's Version #xA0; #xA0;The Longman Academic Writing Seriesalso includes: Level 1 Fundamentals of Academic Writing Level 2 First Steps in Academic Writing,Second Edition Level 3 Introduction to Academic Writing,Third Edition

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
PART I WRITING A PARAGRAPH
1(54)
Paragraph Structure
2(16)
The Three Parts of a Paragraph
3(1)
The Topic Sentence
4(7)
Position of Topic Sentences
5(4)
The Two Parts of a Topic Sentence
9(2)
Supporting Sentences
11(2)
The Concluding Sentence
13(3)
Review
16(1)
Writing Practice
16(2)
Unity and Coherence
18(21)
Unity
18(3)
Coherence
21(15)
Repetition of Key Nouns
22(1)
Key Noun Substitutes
23(1)
Consistent Pronouns
24(1)
Transition Signals
25(9)
Logical Order
34(2)
Review
36(1)
Writing Practice
37(2)
Supporting Details: Facts, Quotations, and Statistics
39(16)
Facts versus Opinions
39(2)
Using Outside Sources
41(1)
Plagiarism
41(1)
Citing Sources
42(1)
Quotations
42(7)
Direct Quotations
42(1)
Reporting Verbs and Phrases
43(2)
Punctuating Direct Quotations
45(2)
Indirect Quotations
47(2)
Writing Practice
49(2)
Statistics
51(2)
Writing Practice
53(1)
Review
54(1)
PART II WRITING AN ESSAY
55(106)
From Paragraph to Essay
56(25)
The Three Parts of an Essay
56(3)
The Introductory Paragraph
59(5)
Funnel Introduction
60(1)
Attention-Getting Introduction
61(2)
Thesis Statement
63(1)
Body Paragraphs
64(8)
Logical Division of Ideas
64(1)
Thesis Statements for Logical Division of Ideas
65(2)
Thesis Statement Pitfalls
67(2)
Transition Signals between Paragraphs
69(3)
The Concluding Paragraph
72(3)
Essay Outlining
75(2)
Review
77(1)
Writing Practice
78(1)
Applying What You Have Learned
78(3)
Reading
79(1)
Questions
80(1)
Suggestions for Discussion or Writing
80(1)
Chronological Order: Process Essays
81(13)
Thesis Statements for a Process Essay
84(2)
Transition Signals for Chronological Order
86(2)
Review
88(1)
Writing Practice
89(1)
Applying What You Have Learned
89(5)
Reading 1
89(1)
Questions
90(1)
Suggestions for Discussion or Writing
91(1)
Reading 2
92(1)
Questions
92(1)
Suggestions for Discussion or Writing
93(1)
Cause/Effect Essays
94(17)
Organization for Cause/Effect Order
95(6)
Block Organization
95(3)
Chain Organization
98(3)
Cause/Effect Signal Words and Phrases
101(4)
Cause Signal Words
101(1)
Effect Signal Words
102(3)
Review
105(1)
Writing Practice
105(1)
Applying What You Have Learned
106(5)
Reading
107(1)
Questions
108(2)
Suggestions for Discussion or Writing
110(1)
Comparison/Contrast Essays
111(16)
Organization of Comparison/Contrast Essays
113(3)
Point-by-Point Organization
113(1)
Block Organization
114(2)
Comparison and Contrast Signal Words
116(6)
Comparison Signal Words
116(3)
Contrast Signal Words
119(3)
Review
122(1)
Writing Practice
123(1)
Applying What You Have Learned
124(3)
Reading
124(2)
Questions
126(1)
Suggestions for Discussion or Writing
126(1)
Paraphrase and Summary
127(15)
Paraphrasing
127(9)
Plagiarism
128(7)
Using Paraphrases as Support
135(1)
Summarizing
136(5)
Review
141(1)
Argumentative Essays
142(19)
Organization of Argumentative Essays
143(4)
The Introductory Paragraph
147(3)
Thesis Statement
147(3)
Review
150(1)
Writing Practice
150(1)
Applying What You Have Learned
151(10)
Topic 1, Reading 1
151(2)
Questions
153(1)
Topic 1, Reading 2
154(1)
Questions
155(1)
Topic 2, Reading 1
156(1)
Questions
157(1)
Topic 2, Reading 2
158(2)
Questions
160(1)
PART III SENTENCE STRUCTURE
161(104)
Types of Sentences
162(17)
Clauses
162(2)
Independent Clauses
163(1)
Dependent Clauses
163(1)
Kinds of Sentences
164(11)
Simple Sentences
164(1)
Compound Sentences
165(7)
Complex Sentences
172(2)
Compound-Complex Sentences
174(1)
Sentence Types and Writing Style
175(2)
Review
177(2)
Using Parallel Structures and Fixing Sentence Problems
179(15)
Parallelism
179(4)
Parallelism with Cordinators: And, Or, But
180(1)
Parallelism with Correlative (Paired) Conjunctions
181(2)
Sentence Problems
183(8)
Sentence Fragments
183(2)
Choppy Sentences
185(3)
Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices
188(2)
Stringy Sentences
190(1)
Review
191(2)
Editing Practice
193(1)
Noun Clauses
194(16)
That Clauses
195(6)
Sentences Beginning with It
196(2)
Special Verb Tenses in That Clauses
198(3)
If/Whether Clauses
201(3)
Question Clauses
204(2)
Review
206(1)
Editing Practice
207(1)
Writing Practice
208(2)
Adverb Clauses
210(20)
Kinds of Adverb Clauses
211(1)
Punctuation of Adverb Clauses
211(1)
Time Clauses
211(2)
Place Clauses
213(1)
Distance, Frequency, and Manner Clauses
214(2)
Reason Clauses
216(2)
Result Clauses
218(2)
Purpose Clauses
220(2)
Contrast Clauses
222(3)
Direct Opposition Clauses
222(1)
Concession (Unexpected Result) Clauses
223(2)
Conditional Clauses
225(2)
Review
227(1)
Editing Practice
228(1)
Writing Practice
229(1)
Adjective Clauses
230(20)
Relative Pronouns and Adverbs
231(3)
Position of Adjective Clauses
231(1)
Verb Agreement in Adjective Clauses
232(2)
Kinds of Adjective Clauses
234(13)
Relative Pronouns as Subjects
234(2)
Relative Pronouns as Objects
236(2)
Possessive Adjective Clauses
238(2)
Relative Pronouns as Objects of Prepositions
240(3)
Relative Pronouns in Phrases of Quantity and Quality
243(1)
Adjective Clauses of Time and Place
244(3)
Review
247(1)
Editing Practice
248(1)
Writing Practice
249(1)
Participial Phrases
250(15)
Participles
250(1)
Participial Phrases
251(6)
Reduced Adjective Clauses
252(1)
Position and Punctuation of Participial Phrases
252(1)
General Form -ing Participial Phrases
253(1)
General Form -ed Participial Phrases
254(1)
Perfect Form Participial Phrases
255(2)
Participial Phrases and Writing Style
257(1)
Reduced Adverb Clauses
258(3)
Review
261(2)
Editing Practice
263(1)
Writing Practice
263(2)
Appendix A: The Process of Academic Writing
265(15)
The Writing Process, Step 1: Creating (Prewriting)
265(6)
The Writing Process, Step 2: Planning (Outlining)
271(1)
The Writing Process, Step 3: Writing
272(1)
The Writing Process, Step 4: Polishing
273(4)
Editing Practice
277(3)
Appendix B: Punctuation Rules
280(11)
Commas
280(3)
Semicolons
283(2)
Colons
285(3)
Quotation Marks
288(1)
Editing Practice
289(2)
Appendix C: Charts of Connecting Words and Transition Signals
291(9)
Coordinating Words
291(1)
Subordinating Words
292(3)
Conjunctive Adverbs
295(2)
Transition Signals
297(3)
Appendix D: Editing Symbols
300(3)
Appendix E: Research and Documentation of Sources
303(10)
Types of Sources
303(1)
Evaluating Sources
304(2)
Documentation of Sources
306(7)
In-Text Citations
306(2)
Works-Cited Lists
308(5)
Appendix F: Self-Editing and Peer-Editing Worksheets
313(18)
Scoring Rubrics
315(16)
Index 331(6)
Credits 337

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