The present book is an attempt to investigate on two important aspects of critical thinking i.e. critical reading and critical writing in the field of English language learning. These two significant skills have been studied through the use of research articles as one of the sources of knowledge in higher education. The Critical Reading and Critical Writing of Research Article's questionnaire, and also the strategy inventory developed are applicable to students of higher education and those interested in assessing and developing critical reading and writing skills. They could be considered as two significant contributions of this study.
Scientific research articles provide a method for scientists to communicate with other scientists about the results of their research. A standard format is used for these articles, in which the author presents the research in an orderly, logical manner. This doesn't necessarily reflect the order in which you did or thought about the work. The dissemination of research results and findings is an integral part of the research process. Researchers write to keep records of their work for themselves, but more importantly also for the readers and peer researchers who are expecting a standard form, language, and style when reading research papers. Writing in a scientific style may be hard in the beginning for novices, but clear communication and concise writing have no magic involved. The author has helped provide to the profession significant information on which to base current decisions on writing of scientific articles and on which to build for future developments and methods. This book gives an introductory report on basic issues of writing and organizing scientific articles, and getting them published.
Featuring the latest APA-style guidelines, this concise guide helps readers master the skills and conventions they need to write well in psychology. This brief guide takes readers step-by-step through the writing process. In addition, it presents thorough discussions of researching psychological literature, focusing on online and database research, and presenting those findings in written and oral formats. Special attention is given to interpreting and reporting the results of statistical tests, as well as preparing data displays in tables and figures. Introducing readers to all elements of professional writing in APA style, this book is a perfect supplement for courses in the social science disciplines.
Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers: Part I: Getting started Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write? Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing Chapter 4: Creating Characters Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue Chapter 6: Who is telling the story? Chapter 7: Creating your own world Chapter 8: Plotting your way Chapter 9: Creating a Structure Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing Chapter 11: Short stories Chapter 12: Novels Chapter 13: Writing for children Chapter 14: Plays Chapter 15: Screenplays Chapter 16: Poetry Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism – Writing articles/ magazine writing Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair – Travel writing Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing Part V: Finding an audience Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents Chapter 23: Becoming a professional Part VI: Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed
Today, there is no doubt that the communicative purposes of different sections of research reports (e.g. research articles) affect the degree of tentativeness, flexibility, and authorial engagement realized by various linguistic resources. Following this assumption, in the present book, writer tries to do a careful word by word and most importantly contextualized analysis of applied linguistics research articles in order to find out both the cross-sectional (i.e. Introduction-Methodology-Results-Discussion/Conclusion) and gender-based variations in the use of metadiscourse – as a key tool for establishing interpersonal relationships in academic writing. The findings of the study revealed that the authors utilized interpersonal features differently in the four rhetorical atmospheres of their texts. The book clearly shows that the differences in the discoursal functions of different sections of a research report play a significant role in writers’ fashioning of interactive and interactional features. No significant gender differences were found in the overall distribution of interpersonal resources in four sections of articles.
Teaching of language and literature has always been difficult for teachers of English. In this action research I have tried to improve my teaching strategies to enhance students’ creative writing by using short stories from literature as prompts. The study was conducted in a private school in Karachi, Pakistan with grade seven students. The data interestingly revealed that both Language and literature can be used to enhance teaching learning process in less time as compared to teaching as separate genre. This method not only motivated students to write creatively but also think out of the box. This book also shortly discusses the role of gender on creative writing of students as the research was carried out with male students. Some implications are also discussed based on the researcher’s findings and key learning. This book presents the link between teaching of language and Literature effectively and in less time.
This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revisedand updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practicalguidance on who to contact and how to get published.Foreword to the 2018 edition by David LodgeNew articles in the 2018 edition on:- Writing popular history by Tom Holland- Editing and writing by Diana Athill- Ghostwriting by Gillian Stern- Writing Thrillers by Kimberley Chambers- The health and wellness market by Anita Bean- Self-publishing online by Harry Bingham- How to choose your agent by Jo Unwin- First Chapters by Emma Flint- Pitching your ideas by Mike Unwin- How to make a living by Alison BranaganAll articles are reviewed and updated every year. Key articles on Copyright Law, Tax,Publishing Agreements, E-publishing, Publishing news and trends are fully updatedevery year.
The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustratefor children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors asthe essential guide to how to get published.The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluableguidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparingan illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, selfpublishingyour work.Foreword by Sally Green, author of the award-winning YA fantasy trilogy: Half Bad(2014), Half Wild (2015) and Half Lost (2016).NEW articles for the 2018 edition on:- Writing for reluctant readers by Jon Mayhew- Writing for teenagers by Holly Smale- Choosing the right agent by Gill McLay or the Bath Literary Agency- Plotting: getting started with your YA novel by Sarah Mussi- Writing adventures in the real world: children's non-fiction by Isabel ThomasAll of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed andupdated.The essential guide for any writer for children.
Building on previous studies on the effectiveness of different types of written corrective feedback, the present study aimed at investigating whether direct focused corrective feedback and direct unfocused corrective feedback produced any differential effects on the accurate use of English articles by EFL learners across two different proficiency levels (low and high). In current study, the participants were divided into low and high proficiency levels by administering a TOEFL test. This led to formation of two proficiency levels, 60 participants in each level, totaling 120 participants. Then, each proficiency level was classified into three groups, two experimental groups and one control group. The first experimental group received focused corrective feedback; the second experimental group received unfocused corrective feedback, while the third one, as a control group, received no feedback. The ANOVA tests with post-hoc comparisons indicated that focused group did better than both unfocused and control groups in terms of accurate use of English articles in both proficiency levels. Therefore, these results suggested that unfocused corrective feedback is of limited pedagogical value
This is an exciting guide to writing stories, based on the basic assumption that storytelling is a fundamental need for all people of every age and in every society and that, as stories are mostly communicated by words, then story-making and sharing should be a fundamental part of all language learning experience. Writing Stories is a resource book for teachers working with both teenagers and learners of lower intermediate language level upwards. Writing Stories includes short activities which help the students develop their story writing skills.
A Practical Chinese Writing Course has been compiled and tailored for Chinese learners to meet their practical needs. The first chapter introduces the basic concepts and elements of practical writing in Chinese. Starting from the second chapter, students will learn through detailed step-by-step instructions on how to write notes, notices, posters, announcement notices, application letters, welcoming speeches, farewell speeches, everyday letters, letters for special occasions, learning plans, learning summaries, internship reports, general speeches, news articles, and online pieces. These writing styles have been chosen to help students become familiar and comfortable with written Chinese by teaching them to master both the methods of multiple forms of practical writing, and the set forms and common sentence patterns used in these different styles .
The tenth edition features a major reorganisation, focusing first on the evolutionary basis of behavior followed by the underlying proximate mechanisms. Enduring features of previous editions also remain; the clear engaging writing style, the beautifully illustrated text with many new photographs and numerous references to new scientific articles.
A write-in book for complete beginners, who want to write stories but don’t know where to start. Starting with easy word games, the book takes the young writer through each part of story-writing. From creating characters using doodling and using picture prompts to develop description skills, the book builds up to writing whole short stories.
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 is an invaluable guide for young economists working cm their dissertations, preparing their first articles for submission to professional journals, getting ready for their first presentations at conferences and job seminars, or racing their first refereeing assignments. In clear, concise language - a model for what he advocates - William Thomson shows how to make written and oral presentations both inviting and efficient. Thomson covers the basics of clear exposition, including such nuts-and-bolts topics, is titling papers, writing abstracts, presenting research results, and holding .111 audiences attention.