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9780136838531

Longman Academic Writing Series Paragrahs to Essays SB w/App, Online Practice & Digital Resources Lvl 3

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    9780136838531

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    0136838537

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-05-06
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

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Summary

The  Longman Academic Writing Series  helps English language students master the writing skills needed to succeed in their academic careers. The fi ve-level series spans writing topics from composing sentences to writing research papers. Each level covers the complete writing process from prewriting to revision. 

Level 3 teaches intermediate students to write various genres of academic paragraphs and essays. The text’s proven approach integrates training in grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, sentence structure, and paragraph and essay organization along with the writing process.

Features

  • Realistic writing models and systematic practice empower students to write effectively in different genres. Clear explanations help students grasp and apply key concepts. 
  • Sentence structure, grammar, and mechanics instruction helps students develop key writing skills. 
  • A step-by-step approach guides students seamlessly through the writing process. 
  • Vocabulary sections help students develop language awareness and improve the quality of their writing. Writing Tips provide useful strategies to enhance students’ writing experience. 
  • Writing Expansions, including journals, timed writing, and summarizing, build written fluency and test-taking skills.
Enhanced Digital Practice 
  • An improved MyEnglishLab includes additional practice activities and assessments. 
  • The Pearson Practice English App allows students to complete vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure activities on their mobile devices.

Table of Contents

To the Teacher....................................................................................................................... xi
Acknowledgments............................................................................................................... xii
Chapter Overview................................................................................................................xiii
PART I: WRITING A PARAGRAPH
Chapter 1 Academic Paragraphs...................................................................2
Introduction ...................................................................................................................3
Analyzing the Model......................................................................................................3
Noticing Vocabulary: Word Families ......................................................................4
Organization .................................................................................................................5
Formatting the Page.....................................................................................................6
Mechanics ...................................................................................................................10
Sentence Structure ..................................................................................................14
Simple Sentences.......................................................................................................14
Phrases.........................................................................................................................15
Subject-Verb Agreement............................................................................................16
Fragments.....................................................................................................................18
Applying Vocabulary: Using Nouns and Verbs.....................................................19
The Writing Process ................................................................................................21
Listing ...........................................................................................................................21
Writing Assignment: A Paragraph about Someone Who Made a Difference......27
Self-Assessment .......................................................................................................29
Expansion ....................................................................................................................29
Timed Writing: A Paragraph about Someone Who Taught You a Lesson.........29
Journal Writing.............................................................................................................30
Chapter 2 Narrative Paragraphs...................................................................31
Introduction .................................................................................................................32
Analyzing the Model....................................................................................................32
Noticing Vocabulary: Compound Nouns...............................................................33
Organization ...............................................................................................................34
Time-Order Signals.....................................................................................................34
Purpose .........................................................................................................................38
Sentence Structure ..................................................................................................39
Analyzing the Model....................................................................................................39
Compound Sentences................................................................................................40
Coordinating Conjunctions........................................................................................41
Punctuation .................................................................................................................44
Three Comma Rules...................................................................................................44
Applying Vocabulary: Using Compound Nouns...................................................46
Preparation for Writing ...........................................................................................46
Freewriting....................................................................................................................47
Writing Assignment: A Narrative Paragraph about a Memorable Experience....48
Self-Assessment .......................................................................................................49
Expansion ....................................................................................................................49
Timed Writing: A Paragraph about a Time You Disobeyed Rules.......................49
Journal Writing.............................................................................................................50
Chapter 3 Basic Paragraph Structure......................................................51
Introduction .................................................................................................................52
Analyzing the Model....................................................................................................52
Noticing Vocabulary: Adjectives ...........................................................................53
Organization ...............................................................................................................54
The Topic Sentence....................................................................................................54
Supporting Sentences: Main Points.........................................................................61
Supporting Details: Examples...................................................................................62
The Concluding Sentence..........................................................................................64
Sentence Structure ..................................................................................................69
Analyzing the Model....................................................................................................69
Adjectives and Adverbs in Basic Sentences...........................................................70
Applying Vocabulary: Using Adjectives.................................................................72
Preparation for Writing ...........................................................................................73
Outlining........................................................................................................................73
The Detailed Outline....................................................................................................74
Writing Assignment: A Paragraph about a Hobby or Sport...............................76
Self-Assessment .......................................................................................................77
Expansion ....................................................................................................................77
Timed Writing: A Paragraph about a Relaxing Activity.........................................77
Summary Writing.........................................................................................................78
Chapter 4 Logical Division of Ideas...........................................................79
Introduction .................................................................................................................80
Analyzing the Model....................................................................................................80
Noticing Vocabulary: Synonyms.............................................................................81
Organization ...............................................................................................................82
Logical Division of Ideas............................................................................................82
Unity in the Supporting Sentences of a Paragraph................................................85
Coherence in the Supporting Sentences of a Paragraph......................................86
Sentence Structure ..................................................................................................96
Run-ons and Comma Splices...................................................................................96
Correcting Run-ons and Comma Splices................................................................96
Finding Run-ons and Comma Splices.....................................................................96
Applying Vocabulary: Using Synonyms and Near Synonyms............................99
Writing Assignment: A Paragraph about Shopping Habits................................99
Self-Assessment .....................................................................................................100
Expansion ..................................................................................................................101
Timed Writing: A Paragraph for Students about Shopping...............................101
Summary Writing.......................................................................................................101
Chapter 5 Process Paragraphs...................................................................102
Introduction ...............................................................................................................103
Analyzing the Model..................................................................................................103
Noticing Vocabulary: Phrasal Verbs.....................................................................104
Organization .............................................................................................................105
Topic Sentences in Process Paragraphs...............................................................105
Supporting Sentences in Process Paragraphs.....................................................105
Concluding Sentences in Process Paragraphs....................................................105
Using Time Order in Process Paragraphs.............................................................106
Purpose .......................................................................................................................109
Audience ....................................................................................................................109
Sentence Structure ................................................................................................110
Analyzing the Model..................................................................................................110
Clauses and Complex Sentences...........................................................................112
Applying Vocabulary: Using Phrasal Verbs.........................................................117
Writing Assignment: A Process Paragraph about Self-Improvement.............118
Self-Assessment .....................................................................................................119
Expansion ..................................................................................................................120
Timed Writing: A Paragraph about Learning English Vocabulary.....................120
Email to a Professor..................................................................................................120
Chapter 6 Definition Paragraphs................................................................121
Introduction ...............................................................................................................122
Analyzing the Model..................................................................................................122
Noticing Vocabulary: Word Knowledge...............................................................123
Organization .............................................................................................................124
Sentence Structure ................................................................................................128
Analyzing the Model..................................................................................................128
Appositives.................................................................................................................129
Adjective Clauses......................................................................................................131
Complex Sentences with Adjective Clauses.........................................................133
Applying Vocabulary: Using Word Knowledge...................................................142
Preparation for Writing .........................................................................................143
Clustering...................................................................................................................143
Writing Assignment: A Paragraph That Defines a Word, Concept, or Custom....144
Self-Assessment .....................................................................................................145
Expansion ..................................................................................................................146
Timed Writing: A Paragraph That Defines Family................................................146
Paraphrasing..............................................................................................................146
Chapter 7 Cause / Effect Paragraphs.....................................................148
Introduction ...............................................................................................................149
Analyzing the Model..................................................................................................149
Noticing Vocabulary: Prefixes...............................................................................150
Organization .............................................................................................................151
Topic Sentences in Cause / Effect Paragraphs....................................................151
Supporting Sentences in Cause / Effect Paragraphs..........................................152
Concluding Sentences in Cause / Effect Paragraphs..........................................152
Sentence Structure ................................................................................................160
Analyzing the Model..................................................................................................160
Cause / Effect Transition Signals............................................................................161
Applying Vocabulary: Using Prefixes...................................................................167
Writing Assignment: A Cause / Effect Paragraph about a Social Issue.........168
Self-Assessment .....................................................................................................169
Expansion ..................................................................................................................169
Timed Writing: A Paragraph about the Positive Effects of Walking..................169
Double-Entry Journal Writing..................................................................................170
Chapter 8 Comparison / Contrast Paragraphs................................171
Introduction ...............................................................................................................172
Analyzing the Model..................................................................................................172
Noticing Vocabulary: Antonyms...........................................................................173
Organization .............................................................................................................174
Topic Sentences in Comparison / Contrast Paragraphs.....................................175
Supporting Sentences in Comparison / Contrast Paragraphs...........................175
Concluding Sentences in Comparison / Contrast Paragraphs..........................176
Sentence Structure ................................................................................................182
Analyzing the Model..................................................................................................182
Transition Signals for Comparison..........................................................................183
Transition Signals for Contrast................................................................................187
Applying Vocabulary: Using Antonyms................................................................190
Preparation for Writing .........................................................................................191
Conducting an Interview..........................................................................................191
Writing Assignment: A Comparison / Contrast Paragraph about Education....194
Self-Assessment .....................................................................................................195
Expansion ..................................................................................................................195
Timed Writing: A Paragraph about Your Education vs. a Parent’s....................195
Double-Entry Journal Writing..................................................................................196
PART II: WRITING AN ESSAY
Chapter 9 Essay Organization......................................................................198
Introduction ...............................................................................................................199
Analyzing the Model..................................................................................................199
Noticing Vocabulary: Formal and Informal Words.............................................201
Organization .............................................................................................................202
Introductory Paragraphs..........................................................................................203
Body Paragraphs.......................................................................................................205
Concluding Paragraphs............................................................................................206
Transitions between Paragraphs.............................................................................209
Essay Outlining..........................................................................................................213
The Writing Process ..............................................................................................215
Applying Vocabulary: Using Formal and Informal Vocabulary.........................218
Writing Assignment: An Essay about Nonverbal Communication..................219
Self-Assessment .....................................................................................................220
Expansion ..................................................................................................................221
Timed Writing: An Essay about Body Language in Your Native Culture..........221
Summary Writing.......................................................................................................221
Chapter 10 Opinion Essays............................................................................222
Introduction ...............................................................................................................223
Analyzing the Model..................................................................................................223
Noticing Vocabulary: Collocations.......................................................................225
Organization .............................................................................................................226
Introductory Paragraphs in Opinion Essays..........................................................226
Body Paragraphs in Opinion Essays......................................................................228
Concluding Paragraphs in Opinion Essays...........................................................230
Developing Supporting Details .........................................................................230
Quotations..................................................................................................................230
Statistics.....................................................................................................................232
Applying Vocabulary: Using Collocations...........................................................235
Preparation for Writing .........................................................................................236
Conducting a Survey................................................................................................236
Writing Assignment: An Opinion Essay about Getting a Good Education.......237
Self-Assessment .....................................................................................................238
Expansion ..................................................................................................................238
Timed Writing: An Opinion Essay about Homework...........................................238
Writing an Opinion for Publication..........................................................................239
APPENDICES
Appendix A Grammar Terms....................................................................................240
Appendix B Sentence Types and Connecting Words..........................................243
Appendix C Connecting Words and Transition Signals.......................................246
Appendix D Punctuation Rules................................................................................248
Appendix E Correction Symbols.............................................................................250
Appendix F Peer Review and Writer’s Self-Check Worksheets..........................253
Index....................................................................................................................................274
Credits.................................................................................................................................279

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