This book handles the use of English collocation in third year college students’ essay writings to identify the problems and suggest remedial work to overcome such problems. The use of collocations comes with practice, experience and exposure to the native language; hence college students face problems in the proper use of such combinations. . The thesis was done at Salahadin University in 2013, three colleges have been chosen, college of Languages, College of Educations and College of Basic Education.
Academic Writing has been written for intermediate level students who are preparing to study, or are already studying, in an academic environment and need to improve their writing skills. Academic Writing provides students with: - a variety of group, pair and individual planning and writing tasks. - plenty of practice to help with each stage of the writing process. - models of writing that are based on real assignments. Academic Writing takes students from paragraph structuring to essay writing through a process approach. It teaches learners how to order and link paragraphs into cohesive and coherent essays and to create the various paragraph types that are used in written assignments. Academic Writing includes work on how to generate ideas, organise material, draft, review and revise written work. There are extra sample and reference materials at the back of the book, including models of essay development and a punctuation guide, to help students learn to evaluate their own work. Academic Writing includes a complete answer key and can be used in class or as a self-study book.
Collins Academic Skills Series: Writing gives you the skills and strategies you need to write well-structured essays, reports and case studies and achieve academic success at university. Learn how to - interpret the question; - structure your work; - paraphrase, quote and reference your sources; - avoid plagiarism • understand your reader; Collins Academic Skills Series: Writing will help you to make the most of your time at university. - A step-by-step guide to the writing process including a complete 2500-word model essay; - Information on academic expectations - understand the requirements of studying at university; - Helpful tips and summaries; - Answer key and glossary. Writing is part of a new six-book series to help international students achieve academic success at college or university. It is designed to support students who are studying, or preparing to study, at an English-speaking institution. Suitable for students whose level of English is Upper Intermediate / CEF level B2 / IELTS 5.5 and higher.
This engagingly written book uncovers what markers look for and demystifies the secrets of effective writing. Each chapter covers a core element of effective essay writing, from analyzing the question through to constructing a conclusion, and provides clear guidelines to apply in your own work.
DESCRIPTION 50 Sample essays from successful college applications give a great idea of what colleges are looking for, also includes tips and advice on writing the essay, including content, style and format. VERY creative and compelling essays get creative juices flowing. Expert advice from admissions officials at Yale, Stanford, Penn, and other top schools on essays, admissions, and more is also included.
The Writing strand prepares students for academic written work by teaching them the language, content, and rhetoric needed for success in college courses. These texts build student confidence by presenting step-by-step, easy-to-learn processes for effective writing.
The TOEFL exam is the most widely accepted English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 9,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries. Foreign students who want to study at colleges or grad schools in English-speaking countries such as the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. must not only complete regular applications, but must also score well enough on the TOEFL for admission. TOEFL Reading and Writing Workout is geared towards students who are looking for additional help on those specific parts of the intense exam. The book includes guidance, content review, and strategies for tackling the Reading and Writing sections, as well as vocabulary help, sample essay prompts and reading passages, and plenty of practice drills and quizzes with answers and explanations.
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.
A three-volume essay writing course for students in American English. Academic Writing Skills 1 takes students through a step-by-step process from writing a paragraph to essays. It is appropriate for students new to academic writing who need general training in essay writing skills.
Updated to reflect the most recent TOEFL iBT exam, this manual prepares students to succeed on the Test of English as a Foreign Language's Independent Task, the all-important essay question, and on the Integrated Task, which combines reading, listening, and writing skills. The author presents a simple three-step program to help students write like a native speaker of English. His coaching entails getting ideas, organizing details, and developing the topic into clear, grammatical written English. He also provides exercises in proof reading and editing to transform the writing for both Tasks into a finished piece. Over 160 model essays and model integrated tasks are included for students to read and analyze. Lectures typical of those presented on actual tests are contained on an audio CD enclosed with the book. Previous editions of this manual were titled "How to Prepare for the TOEFL Essay".
Writing conference is a strategy recommended for teachers worldwide to equip learners with the means for efficient essay writing and critical thinking. The writing workshop and the writing conference help rid learners of their frustration caused by the inability to write. The proposed programme takes the students into an enjoyable and engaging journey of discovering the innate writer within themselves. It provides them with opportunities not only to practice writing, but also to discuss it with their peers and teachers; such integration of writing and speaking in the writing conference would inevitably lead to the enhancement of the writing and critical thinking skills. The writing conference conversations would facilitate spontaneous conversational skills and help learners acquire the necessary negotiation skills in addition to equipping them with the communicative competence necessary for getting future professions in a highly competitive world. Finally, a good reader is a good writer, and the aim of the Programme is to expose the writer to alternative ideas through discussion while maintaining his/her responsibility and ownership for the writing product itself.
"Writing is a craft you can learn", says Roy Peter Clark. "You need tools, not rules." In this essential guide, Clark distills decades of experience into fifty tools that writers of all kinds can use every day. You may be crafting a newspaper story or an admissions essay for college. You may be writing a technical report or drafting your first novel. You may be a student or a teacher, a poet or a critic, a columnist or a blogger. You may be preparing a PowerPoint presentation or penning a love letter. Whatever your task, you can become a more fluent and effective writer - a writer with a purpose, a plan, and a workbench full of tools. For example: Tool 7: Fear not the long sentence. Take the reader on a journey of language and meaning. Tool 28: Put odd and interesting things next to each other. Help the reader learn from contrast. Tool 34: Write from different cinematic angles. Turn your notebook into a camera. Tool 41: Turn procrastination into rehearsal. Plan and write it first in your head. Clark works from the belief that every writer can grow - and should. Writing Tools shows the way.
This study is based on interviews of twelve participants who had been students in various sections of College Writing taught by the researcher. This study focuses on participant descriptions of the writing they did in the class and its transformative impact on them. Based on the literature that claims that writing can transform and heal writers, this study seeks to understand how university students make sense of the ways in which writing makes personal and social change possible. This study suggests that for these students writing is a sociocultural practice deeply imbedded in their sense of self and their constructs of knowledge and power. This study also suggests that writing in a classroom that creates the space for students to connect their subjective experience and knowledge with academic literacy practices is transformative. This study argues feminist poststructuralist discourse can offer teachers and students subject positions of resistance and agency so students may enter academic discourse communities as speaking subjects and teachers may work toward a more transformative educational practice.