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This fully updated 2012 edition of English for Academic Study: Extended Writing & Research Skills will help develop the practical skills your students 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 students 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 them. This course will require them to apply skills and strategies they have already studied in order to help them complete a project independently.
The Course Book includes unit summaries to give students a quick overview of what they 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.
18 May 2012
Number of pages: 88
1. Introduction to extended writing and research
2. Using evidence to support your ideas
3. Sourcing information for your project
4. Developing your project
5. Developing a focus
6. Introductions, conclusions and definitions
7. Incorporating data and illustrations
8. Preparing for conference presentations
Appendix 1: Sample project
Appendix 2: Self-evaluation checklist
Appendix 3: Taking notes
Appendix 4: Source texts
Appendix 5: Symbols and abbreviations
Appendix 6: Compiling a bibliography
Joan McCormack is the Director of the Self-Access Centre at the University of Reading, and works as an EAP Lecturer and Course Director. She has worked in Japan, Peru and Spain, and has been involved in the field of EAP for the past 12 years.
Her areas of interest include the development of materials for teaching extended academic writing and research skills, as well as fostering the development of learner autonomy in students.
Joan is co-author of two of the titles in the English for Academic Study series: Extended Writing and Research Skills and Speaking.
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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