The current book investigates the problems experienced by Kurdish students when developing their academic writing at University Level. The aim of the study is to find out the major and minor problems faced by Kurdish students when undertaking academic writing; it also aims to identify the relevant factors underlying their problems. Such an understanding of problems and the proposed solutions will be beneficial for both Kurdish teachers and students. The scope of the study is to collect data from both English Native teachers and Kurdish students in UK`s Universities. The data for the study were gathered through different mixed-methods: questionnaires, interviews and the collection of essays. The findings revealed that the students’ major problems are grammar, vocabulary and content knowledge. Moreover, their secondary problems are organization, structuring, and sometimes spelling. Whilst, their minor problems are style and referencing. Additionally, the Kurdish students are more descriptive than been critical. However, the best solution and a good suggestion for improving the non-native speakers` writing could be through reading and practicing the language independently.
"Successful Writing: Upper-Intermediate" provides a thorough preparation for the different types of writing necessary for students at upper-intermediate level.
The book also focuses on the needs of students wishing to sit the Cambridge FCE examination and prepares students to write all types of composition,
including descriptive, argumentative, discursive, narrative, reports, articles, letters, transactional letters and reviews.
Each unit starts with listening to stimulate the students' interest.
The lead-in is followed by theory, plans and full-length model compositions which help students produce successful pieces of writing.
"Successful Writing: Upper-Intermediate" is accompanied by a separate Teacher's book and an audio CD.