The Writers at Work series prepares ESL students to tackle academic essay writing. This book teaches the basics of academic essay writing to intermediate-level students. In Writers at Work: The Essay, students use the process approach to write different genres of essays common at the post-secondary level. Each chapter uses a five-step approach in which students brainstorm ideas, write a first draft, revise their work following peer feedback, and share their finished work.
This package includes Writers at Work: The Essay and Writing Skills Interactive, Level 4. In the book, students use the process approach to write different genres of essays common at the post-secondary level. Each chapter uses a five-step approach in which students brainstorm ideas, write a first draft, revise their work following peer feedback, and share their finished work. Writing Skills Interactive provides online instruction and practice in academic writing skills and academic vocabulary.
The personal essay has never been more popular, with the likes of Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling breathing new life into the genre. This innovative guide to crafting modern personal essays and creative nonfiction came about when acclaimed author and professor Dinty W. Moore solicited playful writing questions from today's top writers. He then penned witty responses in the format of a "Dear Sugar"-style advice column, illustrating each response with an original, humorous sample essay. In chapter 1, Phillip Lopate asks, "I am curious how you deal honestly with male-female relations in general and specifically your past girlfriends on the page without coming off as a male chauvinist pig," and Mister Essay Writer Guy pens a sage response and example essay dishing--respectfully--on all his exes. Cheryl Strayed asks for advice about her em-dash addiction, Julianna Baggott worries that to be a great writer you must become an alcoholic, Judith Kitchen looks for an excuse to exaggerate the truth to make it more interesting, and so on. Filled with modern examples of the creative forms nonfiction can take--including scribbled cocktail napkins, Facebook posts, and Google Map pins--this gifty little book is a hilarious relief for all essayists, memoirists, and creative nonfiction writers in distress.
The Writers at Work series prepares ESL students to tackle academic essay writing. Writers at Work: The Short Composition teaches low-intermediate to intermediate-level students how to compose multi-paragraph short compositions. Students tap into their personal experience to organize their writing, using academic modes of organization such as exemplification and cause and effect. In addition, students learn how to write about works of fiction and nonfiction by summarizing and citing sources.
This book sheds light on assessing written coherence of non-native English speaker writers and utilizing open-sourced in educational practice. The study presented in the book demonstrated the power of Centering Theory in assessing written coherence for non-native English speakers. When Centering Theory is extensively adopted in auto-summarizing and coherence research, it is less used for non-standard written English. The book proposes that the theory can be effectively used in detecting coherence breakdowns in Chinese English learners. Furthermore, from the book it is interesting to find that a complex semantic analysing tool can be built up with various open-sourced software tools. This makes it possible to deliver pedagogical applications at a more acceptable speed and cost.
Coetzee explores the work of twentieth century German literature's greatest writers, an essay on Graham Greene's Brighton Rock and on the short fiction of Samuel Beckett. American literature is also strongly represented and Coetzee rounds off the collection with essays on three fellow Nobel laureates.
Part of a series of readers containing original, unsimplified stories written by famous classic and modern writers, this title includes a short summary, a description of major themes, pre-reading vocabulary activities, post-reading language and comprehension exercises, a literary analysis section and essay questions.
A new expanded edition of Tolkien's most famous, and most important essay, which defined his conception of fantasy as a literary form, and which led to the writing of The Lord of the Rings. Accompanied by a critical study of the history and writing of the text. J.R.R. Tolkien's ON FAIRY-STORIES is his most-studied and most-quoted essay, an exemplary personal statement of his views on the role of imagination in literature, and an intellectual tour de force vital for understanding Tolkien's achievement in the writing of The Lord of the Rings. "On Fairy-stories" comprises about 18,000 words. What is little-known is that when Tolkien expanded the essay in 1943, he wrote many more pages of his views that were originally condensed into or cut from the published version. An estimate is difficult, but these unpublished passages perhaps amount to half again as much writing as the essay itself. These passages contain important elaborations of his views on other writers, and their publication represents a significant addition to Tolkien studies. Included in this new critical study of the work are: An introductory essay setting the stage for Tolkien's 1939 lecture (the origin of the essay) and placing it within a historical context. A history of the writing of 'On Fairy-stories', beginning with coverage of the original lecture as delivered, and continuing through to first publication in 1947. The essay proper as published in corrected form in Tree and Leaf (1964). Commentary on the allusions in the text, and notes about the revisions Tolkien made to the text as published in Tree and Leaf. * Important material not included in the essay as published, with commentary by the editors. Contained within "On Fairy-stories" are the roots of the tree of tales that bore such glittering fruit in Tolkien's published and unpublished work. Here, at last, Flieger and Anderson reveal through literary archaeology the extraordinary genesis of this seminal work and discuss, in their engaging commentary, how what Tolkien discovered during the writing of the essay would shape his writing for the rest of his life.
This series contains original, unsimplified short stories written by famous classic and modern writers. All the collections come with substantial support material for each story, including a short summary; description of major themes; pre-reading vocabulary activities; post-reading language and comprehension exercises; a literary analysis section and essay questions. The Macmillan Literature Collections are aimed at Advanced readers and will help ease students' transition from graded Readers to authentic reading, giving them the joy of feeling that they are finally reading and studying literature just as it was written. - Advanced level Readers - Contain original, unsimplified short stories written by famous classic and modern writers - Come with substantial material for each story - Ideal for students ready to make the transition from graded Readers to unabridged English Literature texts