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This fully updated 2012 edition of English for Academic Study: Extended Writing & Research Skills will help develop the practical skills you need to tackle extended essays and projects and encourage the development of an independent approach to studying.
The units are organized as follows:
Introduction to extended writing and research
Using evidence to support your ideas
Sourcing information for your project
Developing your project
Developing a focus
Introductions, conclusions and definitions
Incorporating data and illustrations
Preparing for conference presentations
The units take you step by step through the process of producing an extended piece of academic writing. Authentic source materials, model answers and detailed advice are included to help support and guide you. This course will require you to apply skills and strategies you have already studied in order to help you complete a project independently.
The Course Book includes unit summaries to give you a quick overview of what you have covered, and a comprehensive glossary of terms. Each unit also has weblinks offering additional information and activities, relating to both listening skills and the topics covered in the units. Visit the dedicated English for Academic Study website at www.englishforacademicstudy.com for even more resources.
This book can be used in conjunction with the following books in the English for Academic Study (EAS) series, also published by Garnet Education: EAS: Reading & Writing Source Book, EAS: Reading, EAS: Writing, EAS: Speaking, EAS: Listening, EAS: Vocabulary, EAS: Pronunciation, and EAS: Grammar for Writing.
4 Feb 2020
Number of pages: 108
1. Reading for academic purposes
2. Sustainable energy
3. The business of science
4. Society today
5. Food security
6. Human resource management
7. Sustainable fashion
8. The Tipping Point
John Slaght has worked at the University of Reading in a variety of capacities since 1988 and currently works in the EAP department. He is Director of Assessment and Test Development in the International Study and Language Centre at the University. John has co-authored two books in Garnet Education’s English for Academic Study series: Reading and Extended Writing and Research Skills.
John has extensive overseas experience in Higher Education, having spent a total of 14 years teaching English, History and French in Africa, and Academic English in the Middle East. His work continues to take him to various areas of the globe. John is currently piloting a book of preparation materials for the Test of English for Educational Purposes and is planning further publications on Academic Reading and Language Testing. Currently, his responsibilities in testing include test administration and writing. He has been an item writer for Cambridge ESOL for a number of years and is regional team leader on a marking panel.
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“...one of the strengths of these books is that the tasks go beyond the ‘usual’ and really give the student practice at other essential university level reading skills, such as analysing the text for purpose, reading recall, annotating, comparing two texts, and reading with a focus question in mind.
The wide variety of skills and tasks presented requires the students to read and reread the texts, getting the most out of every page. And, if students find they need even more practice, there is a dedicated website for both students and teachers with links to additional websites for the skills practised.
All in all, this reading course book is ideal for someone who has a high English level and now wants to learn the skills and strategies necessary to be an efficient and effective reader at college level.”
Hilary Livingstone for IATEFL Voices, Issue 238, May-June 2014
"This high-quality series presents teaching materials underpinned by the latest research and honed by classroom feedback. Designed for teaching reading and writing either separately or in an integrated way (with the Source Book being essential for either option), it will help students develop important skills for tertiary settings in either case.”
Patrick Coleman (Lincoln University) for the TESOLANZ newsletter, September 2014
“The EAS Reading course aims to help students work on effective reading strategies, detailed comprehension of sentences and paragraphs, and text analysis. The reading texts are authentic and meaty, addressing topics like science selling out to commerce, food security, and the biological implications of social networking. They go into more depth than the average newspaper article and could provoke lively discussions.”
Margaret Oertig for ETAS Journal, Vol. 30, No 3, Summer 2013