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: ...
Writing skills are essential in today's classrooms and workplaces. "Better Writing Right Now: Using Words to Your Advantage helps you develop your writing abilities and communicate more effectively, improving your performance in school while preparing you for the workplace. A step-by-step approach to the writing process teaches you to focus your writing and engage your reader, whether it's a friend, a teacher, or a supervisor or coworker.
Often, of course, you are not free to choose at all. You must
compose a report for a business meeting or write on an as-
signed topic for an English class. The problem then becomes
not what to write about but how to attack it, a question we'll
discuss in Chapters 5 and 6.
The second edition of First Steps in Academic Writing , by Ann Hogue, provides high-beginning to low-intermediate students with essential tools to master basic academic writing. The text's time-proven approach integrates paragraph organization, sentence st
Exploring Writing: Sentences and Paragraphs serves as a guidebook for every step of the writing process. Emphasizing both process and practice, with a focus on revision, the new second edition helps to apply and advance writing skills using John Langan’s proven techniques. Mastering essential sentence skills, learning to write effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays, and becoming a critical reader are turning points for every writer, and they will prepare the students for writing situations in college and beyond....
Writing Skills Abstract Advanced writing skills are an important aspect of academic performance as well as subsequent work-related performance. However, American students rarely attain advanced scores on assessments of writing skills (National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2002). In order to achieve higher levels of writing performance, the working memory demands of writing processes should be reduced so that executive attention is free to coordinate interactions among them.
This text presents paragraph development and essay skills in clear, teachable steps and develops the writing skills needed for successful academic work. The book provides extensive practice in all steps of the writing process, including pre-writing, drafting, revision and editing.
When you are learning co write, you must, at the same time, learn to revise. You must make it a habit to revise the essays you write for practice in this book. Revi-sion is as important a pan of the writing process as the writing itself.
The topics discussed in Chapter 8 are business writing design. This chapter includes contents: The writing process, business writing style, designing memos and letters, writing collaboratively, designing e-mail messages.
Chapter 2 - Understanding the writing process and the main forms of business messages. After studying this chapter, you should be able to: Describe the writing process and effective writing strategies, describe the current usage of the business letter, describe the purpose and forms of memorandums, understand the appropriate use of email,...
Chapter 6 - Choosing the best process and form. This chapter presents the following content: The writing process and effective strategies, the importance of readable formatting, the main types and purposes of business messages, the inverted pyramid structure for writing.
TASK ONE is a report based on some graphic information provided on the
question paper. With few exceptions, the graphic information will come in
one of five forms – a line graph, bar graph, pie chart, table or diagram
illustrating a process. You are required to describe the information or the
process in a report of 150 words. This task should be completed in 20
minutes. It is important that you are familiar with the language appropriate
to report writing generally and to each of the five types of report....
Everything is easy when you know how! The skill of scientificwriting is no exception. To be a good writer, all you need to dois learn and then follow a few simple rules. However, it can be
difficult to get a good grasp on the rules if your learningexperience is a protracted process of trial and error. There is nothing more discouraging than handing a document that
has taken hours to write to a coworker who takes a few
minutes to cover it in red pen and expects you to find this a
rewarding learning exercise....
he majority of colleges will ask for an essay. Some schools ask for essays within the application
process, others may request this as part of their scholarship process, some ask for both.
The reality is that essays will be required. The good news is that essays are usually on general
topics, and the student is given freedom to be creative. For years, high school students have been
writing essays wondering when this would do them some good. Finally, all those writing skills will
have practical usage.
Most international students need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework. Yet writing good academic English is one of the most demanding tasks students face. This new edition of Academic Writing has been fully revised to help students reach this goal. Clearly organised, the course explains the writing process from start to ﬁnish. Each stage is demonstrated and practised, from selecting suitable sources, reading, notemaking and planning through to re-writing and proof-reading.
Because students benefit greatly from increased word power, the study of vocabulary should be
enjoyable. Unfortunately, vocabulary workbooks often lose sight of this goal. To make the study
of vocabulary an exciting and enjoyable part of college study, I wrote Academic Vocabulary.
The goal of this book—the third in a three-book interactive vocabulary series—is to make
the study of vocabulary fun through a variety of thematic readings, self-tests, and interactive
“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
English for Business Communication is a short course for people in or preparing for work who need to improve their English in these key areas: socialising, telephoning, presenting, taking part in meetings and negotiating. With its modular approach it is easy to fit into any teaching programme.
As the title suggests, the focus is on developing speaking skills in the contexts of day-to-day dealings with customers, clients and suppliers of services or goods. Great emphasis is also placed on developing listening skills.
In each writing assignment, the students are introduced gradually to the
writing process and encouraged to improve their writing through prewriting
and careful revision. They are also introduced to the basic concepts of academic
writing—thesis statements, topic sentences, unity, specificity, completeness,
order, and coherence. However, the main purpose of the writing instruction is
to give the students an opportunity to use their new knowledge of grammar
and sentence structure to communicate their own thoughts and ideas....
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. Academic Writing is a new kind of writing course for all international students who have to write exams or coursework in English. This practical book thoroughly explains the writing process and covers all the key writing skills.