“This is a writing guide for someone who is prepared to sit down and read about the process of writing and who prefers the support of a sympathetic tutor rather than a source of reference or a compendium of rules. It’s the sort of book which holds you by the hand and talks you gently through the issues.” Roy Johnson, Mantex
Ideal for overseas students studying at English-medium colleges and universities, this practical writing course enables international students to meet the required standard of writing and use an appropriate style for essays, exams and dissertations. Newly revised and updated to include extra exercises and material suggested by teachers and students, Academic Writing explains and demonstrates all the key writing skills and is ideal for use in the classroom or for independent study.
This book is based on The Oxford Guide to Writing: A Rhet- oric and Handbook for College Students, and thanks are due once more to those who contributed to that book: my friend
and colleague Leonard J. Peters; Professors Miriam Baker of Dowling College, David Hamilton of the University of Iowa, Robert Lyons and Sandra Schor of Queens College of the
City University of New York, and Joseph Trimmer of Ball State University, all of whom read the manuscript and con-tributed perceptive comments; Ms. Cheryl Kupper, who copyedited that text with great thoroughness and care; and John W.
1. Choose a point of view and support that view. (Sample question)
Some people believe that university students should be required to attend classes. Others believe that going to classes
should be optional for students. Which point of view do you agree with? Use specific reasons and details to explain
This type of question asks you to look at only ONE side of the issue - the side you agree with. DON'T write about both
sides. You tell which side you agree with and support your ideas with details and examples.
Sample Essay for this...
Writing essays and dissertations can be a major concern for overseas students studying at English-medium colleges and universities. Virtually all courses contain a large degree of written assessment and it is essential to ensure that your writing skills meet the necessary standard.
This report is based on a process of the same name is given at Stanford University in
fall quarter, 1987. Below is a description of stores:
CS 209. Write the text matter of mathematical techniques and effective
presentation of mathematics and computer science. A term paper on a topic of your choice, this paper may be used for credit in another course.
Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information below.
You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
.The graphs show health and education spending and changes in life
Stephen Bailey has produced an excellent new edition of his popular book Academic Writing.
This book presents a great blend of advice and practice. The advice focuses on what is
required in terms of academic writing at university. He addresses different types of academic
writing and even includes sample writing texts. The practice breaks down academic writing
by focussing on the language typically required in academic settings with lots of student
The third edition of Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students will be
welcome by all students new to academic writing in English-medium colleges and universities.
The book is carefully set out to guide students step by step through the maze of assignment
types, writing conventions and mysterious vocabulary they will ﬁnd when entering higher
When studying in Australia, international students in general and Vietnamese students in particular meet many difficulties, one of which is writing academis essays/assignments in English. The current case study, applying the cognitivist view, aims at exploring the problems as well as the process of writing academic assignments of a particular Vietnamese student studying at an Australian university. Based on the coding scheme applied by Cumming  and Bosher , the study specifically addresses three major questions: ...
In Vietnam nowadays, the Vietnam National University, Hanoi in particular, a new standard for English proficiency is set; that is the required overall score of 5.0 on the IELTS or equivalent. Thus, many universities emphasize the development of IELTS skills. While efforts have been made to teach the four macro skills of writing, reading, listening in many language colleges, far less attention is paid to teach necessary techniques to develop good IELTS speaking skill.
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This paper aims to propose a possible solution to a real-world curriculum problem of how to foster learner autonomy in an English academic writing class at College of Foreign Languages-Vietnam National University where a generally low level of learner autonomy is perceived. It begins by defining relevant terms and representing the problem. Thence, the rationale for the proposed solution and a plan for implementing it are discussed. The final section suggests a plan for evaluating the effectiveness of the problem-solving task.