English for Academic Study: Extended Writing & Research Skills American Edition – Course Book

Joan McCormack and John Slaght


A university preparation course published in collaboration with the University of Reading.

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ISBN: 9781859645482

Upper intermediate to proficiency
CEF Level: n/a  IELTS Level: 5.5 to 7.0. TOEFL 525 to 600

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English for Academic Study: Extended Writing & Research Skills

EAS Extended Writing & Research Skills takes students step by step through the process of producing an extended piece of academic writing, helping them to develop the writing and research skills necessary for the task. Students make use of the source materials that accompany the course to produce their own piece of extended writing. They are then encouraged to use the strategies they have learned to produce a second piece of writing, within their own field of study.

The approach allows students to work independently, supported by detailed information and advice, as well we model answers provided in both the Course Book and the Instructor’s Manual.

The units are organized as follows:

  • Introduction to the Skills of Extended Writing and Research
  • Using Evidence to Support Your Ideas
  • Structuring Your Project and Finding Information
  • Developing Your Project
  • Developing a Focus
  • Introductions, Conclusions, and Definitions
  • Incorporating Data and Illustrations
  • Preparing for Conference Presentations and Editing Your Work

Each unit has weblinks offering additional information and activities. A dedicated website, www.englishforacademicstudy.com, offers further instructor resources.

This book can be used in conjunction with the following books in the English for academic study series, also published by Garnet Education: EAS Reading & Writing, EAS Listening, EAS Vocabulary, and EAS Speaking & Pronunciation.

Contains full colour photos, tables and illustrations

Format: Paperback


Unit 1: Introduction to the Skills of Extended Writing and Research
Unit 2: Using Evidence to Support Your Ideas
Unit 3: Structuring Your Project and Finding Information
Unit 4: Developing Your Project
Unit 5: Developing a Focus
Unit 6: Introductions, Conclusions, and Definitions
Unit 7: Incorporating Data and Illustrations
Unit 8: Preparing for Conference Presentations and Editing Your Work
Appendix 1: Sample Paper
Appendix 2: Self-Evaluation Checklist
Appendix 3: Taking Notes
Appendix 4: Source Texts
Appendix 5: Compiling a Bibliography

Author details

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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