Advance in Academic Writing Coursebook + My eLab + eText (12-month access) : 9782761341509

Advance in Academic Writing Coursebook + My eLab + eText (12-month access)

 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9782761341509
ISBN 10
 
2761341503
Published
 
16/05/2017
Published by
 
Pearson Canada
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Format
 
Available on demand
 
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$74.99
 
 
 
Description

Advance in Academic Writing prepares students to meet the many challenges of academic writing in English for undergraduate and graduate studies. Students read and analyze a broad selection of academic texts and develop knowledge of research, critical thinking, academic style, and vocabulary usage in carefully designed tasks. In each chapter, students practise writing in different genres, use appropriate citation styles, and review and edit their work with checklists and peer evaluation worksheets. Whether they write about autonomous cars, rehabilitation in prisons, international business leadership, or language loss, students advance in academic writing!

  • The coursebook is made up of four parts and appendices: Part 1 introduces students to the writing and research processes, Part 2 focuses on essay sections, Part 3 covers different genres of academic writing, while Part 4 is a handbook on grammar and sentence structure.
  • Each chapter contains authentic academic texts on a different topic of scientific and social interest from sources around the world. The texts illustrate different writing styles and genre features, and are the basis of the chapter content.
  • In each chapter, students develop their critical-thinking through reading and discussion, learning how to construct coherent arguments, engage critically with research, and avoid logical fallacies.
  • Students also focus in detail on developing vocabulary, grammar, and aspects of expert writing as exemplified in the readings.
  • The grammar and sentence structure focus of each chapter is consolidated in the Handbook (Part 4) through detailed explanations and further practice.
  • Chapters end with writing tasks ranging from technical paragraphs to a full research essay.
  • Research skills, APA and MLA citation styles, reporting verbs, citation phrases, and avoiding plagiarism are covered in detail.
  • Writing tasks go through a stage of review and editing with checklists and evaluation sheets.
  • Part 3 focuses on different modes of writing across the disciplines: describing processes and statistical data, writing arguments, making comparisons, writing about problems and solutions, and writing about causes and effects.
  • Two review chapters help students review and consolidate their learning.

My eLab

  • My eLab offers self-grading vocabulary and grammar extension activities that are thematically and numerically matched to the chapters.
  • Sample student essays provide opportunities for students to weigh the strengths and weaknesses of different writing styles.
  • The Documents tab contains useful reproducibles, for example, reliability checklists for sources, and worksheets for self- and peer review.
  • Teachers will appreciate the automatic correction, the easy-to-use gradebook, and support documents such as the teacher’s manual, answer keys, and adaptable rubrics.
Table of contents
Part 1 WRITING AND RESEARCH: GETTING STARTED

Chapter 1 Seven Stages of the Writing Process
Chapter 2 Understanding Research
Chapter 3 Bringing in Others’ Ideas: Reading
Chapter 4 Bringing in Others’ Ideas: Writing
Part 2 ESSAY SECTIONS: PARAGRAPHS, INTRODUCTIONS, AND CONCLUSIONS

Chapter 5 Presenting Coherent Arguments
Chapter 6 Paragraphs
Chapter 7 Introductions in Academic Writing
Chapter 8 Conclusions in Academic Writing
Chapter 9 Review and Consolidation
Part 3 WRITING FOR DIFFERENT ACADEMIC PURPOSES

Chapter 10 Describing Processes and Statistical Data
Chapter 11 Writing Arguments in Essays
Chapter 12 Making Comparisons
Chapter 13 Writing about Problems and Solutions
Chapter 14 Writing about Causes and Effects
Chapter 15 Review and Consolidation
Part 4 HANDBOOK: WRITING EFFECTIVE SENTENCES

Unit 1 Tense and Aspect
Unit 2 Articles, Nouns, and Noun Phrases
Unit 3 Clauses and Sentences
Unit 4 Relative Clauses
Unit 5 Punctuation: Commas and Semicolons
Unit 6 Participle Phrases
Unit 7 The Passive Voice
Unit 8 Punctuation: Colons and Apostrophes
Unit 9 Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-On Sentences
Unit 10 Subject-Verb Agreement
Unit 11 Conditional Sentences
Unit 12 Parallel Structure
Unit 13 Modal Auxiliary Verbs
Unit 14 Inversion for Emphasis
APPENDICES

Appendix 1 Linking Words in Academic Writing
Appendix 2 APA Citation Style
Appendix 3 MLA Citation Style
Appendix 4 35 Mistakes to Avoid in Academic Writing