Refining Composition Skills

Academic Writing and Grammar

Author: Regina L. Smalley,Mary K. Ruetten,Joann Rishel Kozyrev

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9781111221195

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 406

View: 5533

The new edition of this best-selling series combines comprehensive development and practice in the rhetorical modes while integrating instruction in reading, grammar, critical thinking, and vocabulary development. -Developing Composition Skills focuses students on narrating, describing, analyzing, comparing and contrasting, classifying, and evaluating at the paragraph level and offers a complete introduction that bridges the gap between the paragraph and the essay level. -Refining Composition Skills develops essay writing skills needed for success at the college level by thoroughly reviewing and presenting the following rhetorical modes: compare and contrast, example, classification, process analysis, cause and effect, and argument

Developing Composition Skills

Academic Writing and Grammar

Author: Mary K. Ruetten

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9781111220556

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 254

View: 1818

The new edition of this best-selling series combines comprehensive development and practice in the rhetorical modes while integrating instruction in reading, grammar, critical thinking, and vocabulary development. -Developing Composition Skills focuses students on narrating, describing, analyzing, comparing and contrasting, classifying, and evaluating at the paragraph level and offers a complete introduction that bridges the gap between the paragraph and the essay level. -Refining Composition Skills develops essay writing skills needed for success at the college level by thoroughly reviewing and presenting the following rhetorical modes: compare and contrast, example, classification, process analysis, cause and effect, and argument.

Developing Writing Skills in Spanish

Author: Javier Muñoz-Basols,Yolanda Pérez Sinusía,Marianne David

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415590825

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 367

View: 5679

Developing Writing Skills in Spanish provides intermediate and advanced level students with the necessary skills to become competent and confident writers in the Spanish language. With a focus on writing as a craft, Developing Writing Skills in Spanish offers a rich selection of original materials including narrative texts, expository essays, opinion pieces and newspaper articles. Each chapter covers a specific kind of writing and is designed to help tackle the material in small units. The book aids students in crafting clear, coherent and cohesive manuscripts by means of guided practice and step-by-step activities. Key features: Guidance on how to structure a variety of texts: narrative, descriptive, expository, argumentative, academic, journalistic, legal and scientific. Sequenced exercises on style, writing conventions, word choice, syntax and grammar. Reference lists and tables with specialized vocabulary, transition words and other useful expressions. Strategies and tips for planning manuscripts, brainstorming ideas, vocabulary enrichment, editing and proofreading. Includes original samples, as well as fragments from newspapers, well-known literary works and essays by notable Hispanic authors and journalists. Website with additional activities to reinforce the content of each chapter and a teacher's guide with valuable support materials at: Designed as a classroom text, self-study material or simply as a resource on writing, Developing Writing Skills in Spanish is the ideal supplement for all intermediate to advanced students of Spanish.

English Vocabulary for Academic Success

Practicing Academic English Words and Grammar

Author: Bill Walker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781475212440

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 350

View: 4874

"English Vocabulary for Academic Success" is for you if you are an English language student. With this workbook and its dictionary, you will learn the most important academic words that you will need for passing the TOEFL test and other tests. These words are important for you for understanding English in college and university courses. "English Vocabulary for Academic Success" is for you if you are studying English at the intermediate or advanced level. This vocabulary book is for you if you already know about 2,000 basic English words and if you want to study at a college or university in an English-speaking country. With "English Vocabulary for Academic Success," you will learn 540 words from the Academic Word List. You can check your answers using the answer key at the end of each unit and find more information about each word in the dictionary section. This workbook has 10 units, with 54 words per unit. By studying for one hour a day, you can finish one unit in about one week. Not only will your vocabulary improve, but also your grammar will improve as you practice changing the parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, etc.), changing nouns from singular to plural and changing verb endings. Your spelling will improve because you have to spell each word accurately. There are exercises for producing each word seven or eight times: definition exercises (one sentence in context); "parts of speech" exercises (two sentences in context); collocations exercises (two or three sentences in context); synonyms Crossword Puzzles; review exercises (one sentence in context). Each unit has a dictionary with: definitions; parts of speech; collocations for each definition and each part of speech; additional definitions for idiomatic uses; synonyms; many sample sentences. Collocations are the key to producing vocabulary words the way native speakers do. A collocation is a word or group of words that naturally go together with a specific word. For example, the word "context" has the collocation "to take (something) out of." Thus, a native speaker would say "Please don't take my words out of context." There are thousands of collocation examples in "English Vocabulary for Academic Success." By learning these words, you will know almost 90% of the words that you read and hear in academic situations. You will read faster and understand much better. Your academic writing will improve because you will be able to produce the words with accurate grammar and spelling and use them with their correct collocations the way native speakers do. By knowing these words, you will have a greater chance to pass the TOEFL and other tests. Free Quizzes: Professionally prepared quizzes for each unit are available for instructors whose students are required to use this textbook. Please find more information in the preface of the book. Instructors whose second language is English will find this book extremely useful. This book provides thousands of examples of how native speakers of English use vocabulary in real-world situations. There are nearly 4,000 contextualized sentences in exercises of the ten units, as well as hundreds more sentences in the dictionary section of each unit.

Academic Connections

Author: Betsy Cassriel,David Hill,Julia Williams,Marit ter-Mate Martisen

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132338455

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 7058

Academic Connections is a four-level integrated skills course designed for students preparing for academic study as well as for standardized tests such as the TOEFL® test. A systematic, step-by-step approach helps students develop and sharpen their language, academic, and test-taking abilities. Academic Connections was developed with the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is based on extensive research into the actual language demands of higher education. Academic Connections is: Integrated. Academic Connections integrates all four language skills and teaches students how to integrate skills and content in real-world academic contexts. Academic. Explicit, step-by-step academic skill development leads to student mastery. With careful instruction and engaging practice tasks, students learn how to organize information, make connections, and think critically. Authentic. High-interest and intellectually stimulating authentic material familiarizes students with academic content. Authentic tasks include listening to lectures, note-taking, participating in debates, preparing oral and written reports, and writing essays. Assessment-Based. Academic Connections provides a variety of assessments and practice opportunities based upon individual needs. The Audio CD is available separately. Online Component -- MyAcademicConnectionsLab MyAcademicConnectionsLab, an integral part of the Academic Connections series, is an easy-to-use online program for students and teachers that saves time and improves results. Students receive personalized instruction and practice. Reading and listening selections and test preparation are all in one place -- available anywhere, anytime. Teachers can take advantage of content and class management resources including online assessments, a flexible gradebook, and tools for monitoring student progress.

Communicating Effectively in English

Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers

Author: Patricia A. Porter,Margaret Grant,Mary Draper

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780534172695

Category: English language

Page: 252

View: 8892

The 2/E of Communicating Effectively in English presents a highly interactive, experiential format for developing stronger speaking and listening skills in a variety of contexts - interpersonal, small group, and large group. Many activities, examples, and assignments helps students sharpen their interview, discussion, and public speaking skills. As they progress from simpler informative speeches to more complex persuasive speeches, students learn to how to consider the interests of the audience, how to choose appropriate topics, how to organize and support their ideas, and how to prepare effective introductions and conclusions.

Education for Life and Work

Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century

Author: Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills,Center for Education,Board on Testing and Assessment,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030925650X

Category: Education

Page: 229

View: 2294

Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities. Education is even more critical today, in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges. Today's children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for adult roles as citizens, employees, managers, parents, volunteers, and entrepreneurs. To achieve their full potential as adults, young people need to develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery and application of English, mathematics, and other school subjects. At the same time, business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management - often referred to as "21st century skills." Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century describes this important set of key skills that increase deeper learning, college and career readiness, student-centered learning, and higher order thinking. These labels include both cognitive and non-cognitive skills- such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, effective communication, motivation, persistence, and learning to learn. 21st century skills also include creativity, innovation, and ethics that are important to later success and may be developed in formal or informal learning environments. This report also describes how these skills relate to each other and to more traditional academic skills and content in the key disciplines of reading, mathematics, and science. Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century summarizes the findings of the research that investigates the importance of such skills to success in education, work, and other areas of adult responsibility and that demonstrates the importance of developing these skills in K-16 education. In this report, features related to learning these skills are identified, which include teacher professional development, curriculum, assessment, after-school and out-of-school programs, and informal learning centers such as exhibits and museums.

Models for Writers

Short Essays for Composition

Author: Alfred Rosa,Paul Eschholz

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1457685965

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

View: 4603

Models for Writers is a best-selling book with a simple yet effective combination that has worked for thousands of instructors and millions of students: short, accessible essays and helpful, thorough writing instruction. Models continues to offer thought-provoking readings organized to demonstrate not only the rhetorical strategies that students will use in their own essays but also the elements and language that will make those essays effective—trustworthy coverage you won’t find anywhere else. Also unique to Models is its versatility and flexibility: It works in a wide range of courses and at various levels. This edition offers new classroom activities for academic and professional writing that will get students to think critically about and practice the kinds of writing they will be doing in college and beyond. The new edition anticipates the needs of today’s students with helpful strategies for developing a strong thesis statement, expanded coverage of logical fallacies, entirely new coverage of APA documentation, and online multimodal readings and tutorials on critical reading and other essential topics.

Discovering Fiction Level 1 Student's Book

A Reader of North American Short Stories

Author: Judith Kay,Rosemary Gelshenen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107652227

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 238

View: 7127

North American short stories enhance students' reading skills, language learning, and enjoyment of literature. Discovering Fiction, Second Edition, Student's Book 1 presents stories with universal appeal to engage students and make them think critically. Among the authors included are O. Henry, William Saroyan, Gwendolyn Brooks, Isaac Asimov, and Sandra Cisneros. Extensive pre-reading activities capture students' interest. Post-reading activities check their comprehension, increase their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, and provide thought-provoking discussion and writing assignments. Literary term explanations and tasks enhance students' appreciation of literature. In addition, WebQuests take students beyond the reading to expand their knowledge of the topic while building Internet reading skills.


The Essentials

Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard F. Taylor

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781111833787

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 9604

Your students can test their knowledge with this collection of practice tests, including multiple-choice, true/false, and short-answer questions with answers, page references, and answer explanations.

Discovering Fiction Level 2 Instructor's Manual

A Reader of American Short Stories

Author: Judith Kay,Rosemary Gelshenen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521008099

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 66

View: 4941

Authentic North American short stories enhance students' reading skills, language learning, and enjoyment of literature. The Instructor's Manual for Discovering Fiction, Student's Book 2, provides further information about the stories, teaching suggestions, and an answer key. In addition, a useful brief synopsis of each story is provided in the Elements of a Short Story section.

Skills for Rhetoric (Student)

Developing Persuasive Communication

Author: James P. Stobaugh

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1614583226

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 1867

Helps high school students develop the skills necessary to communicate more powerfully through writing and to articulate their thoughts clearly. Develop creative writing skills including descriptive writing, poetry, and short stories. Cultivate the use of expository writing including research papers, analytical essays, problem-solution writing, and firsthand accounts. Learn the art of public speaking, including persuasive speeches, informative speeches, debates, and more. Rhetoric is the ancient skill of persuasive speech used by teachers, preachers, politicians, and others to influence, incite, and instruct. This course includes basic grammar and writing composition, and mastering this time-honored skill will set your students apart with distinguished written and oral abilities. This 34-week, critical-thinking course will take the student through the writing of numerous academic essays, several public speaking presentations, and an extensive research paper. Dr. Stobaugh weaves biblical concepts, readings, and applications throughout the curriculum to help equip students to stand firm in their faith and become the light of Christ in a deteriorating culture.

Handbook of Academic Learning

Construction of Knowledge

Author: Gary D. Phye

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080532936

Category: Psychology

Page: 607

View: 5924

The Handbook of Academic Learning provides a comprehensive resource for educational and cognitive psychologists, as well as educators themselves, on the mechanisms and processes of academic learning. Beginning with general themes that cross subject and age level, the book discusses what motivates students to learn and how knowledge can be made personal for better learning and remembering. Individual chapters identify proven effective teaching methods for the specific domains of math, reading, writing, science, and critical problem solving, how students learn within those domains, and how learning can be accurately assessed for given domains and age levels. The Handbook takes a constructivist perspective to academic learning, emphasizing the construction of personal knowledge of an academic nature. Constructivism within the context of learning theory is viewed as involving an active learner that constructs an academic knowledge base through the development of cognitive strategies and metacognition. The book discusses the development of basic literacy skills that provide the foundation for higher order thinking and problem solving. Constructivism recognizes the social dimension of classroom learning and emphasizes the motivational elements of self-regulation and volition as essential learner characteristics. Written by authors who have first-hand experience with both theory development and the development of authentic classroom instructional techniques, the Handbook empowers educators to develop, implement, and field-test authentic instructional practices at their school site. The book provides a review of the literature, theory, research, and skill techniques for effective teaching and learning. Key Features * Identifies effective teaching with specific techniques * Covers elementary school through high school * Discusses teaching methods for all main subject areas: reading, writing, math, science, and critical thinking * Identifies how students learn to learn * Reviews theory, research, techniques, and assessment * Contains field tested examples for the educational professional at the school site * Provides a resource for staff development

Grammar for Great Writing C

Author: Lida Baker,Kristin Sherma,Robyn Brinks Lockwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781337118613


Page: N.A

View: 4100

Grammar for Great Writing is a three-book series that focuses on the key grammatical and lexical elements learners need to become more powerful academic writers. Ideal for the grammar component of a writing and grammar class, Grammar for Great Writing may be used as a companion to the Great Writing series or in conjunction with any academic writing series.

Coming To Terms

A Theory of Writing Assessment

Author: Patricia Lynne

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 0874214823

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 8915

In a provocative book-length essay, Patricia Lynne argues that most programmatic assessment of student writing in U.S. public and higher education is conceived in the terms of mid-20th century positivism. Since composition as a field had found its most compatible home in constructivism, she asks, why do compositionists import a conceptual frame for assessment that is incompatible with composition theory? By casting this as a clash of paradigms, Lynne is able to highlight the ways in which each theory can and cannot influence the shape of assessment within composition. She laments, as do many in composition, that the objectively oriented paradigm of educational assessment theory subjugates and discounts the very social constructionist principles that empower composition pedagogy. Further, Lynne criticizes recent practice for accommodating the big business of educational testing—especially for capitulating to the discourse of positivism embedded in terms like "validity" and "reliability." These terms and concepts, she argues, have little theoretical significance within composition studies, and their technical and philosophical import are downplayed by composition assessment scholars. There is a need, Lynne says, for terms of assessment that are native to composition. To open this needed discussion within the field, she analyzes cutting-edge assessment efforts, including the work of Broad and Haswell, and she advances a set of alternate terms for evaluating assessment practices, a set of terms grounded in constructivism and composition. Coming to Terms is ambitious and principled, and it takes a controversial stand on important issues. This strong new volume in assessment theory will be of serious interest to assessment specialists and their students, to composition theorists, and to those now mounting assessments in their own programs.

Writing Spaces

Readings on Writing

Author: Charles Lowe,Pavel Zemliansky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602351967

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 364

View: 9784

Authors present their unique views, insights, and strategies for writing by addressing the undergraduate reader directly. Drawing on their own experiences, these teachers-as-writers invite students to join in the larger conversation about the craft of writing.

Writing Instruction to Support Literacy Success

Author: Evan Ortlieb,Earl H. Cheek Jr.,Wolfram Verlaan

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1786355256

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 3447

This volume will feature prominent researchers sharing evidence-based successes partnering with teachers in K-12 classrooms. It will have 3 sub-sections according to grade level appropriate instruction: K-3, 4-8, 9-12. As a result the book will have wide readership amongst educators in the early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school years.

Proofreading, Revising & Editing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day

Author: Brady Smith

Publisher: Learning Express Llc

ISBN: 9781576854662

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 3462

This comprehensive guide will prepare candidates for the test in all 50 states. It includes four complete practice exams, a real estate refresher course and complete math review, as well as a real estate terms glossary with over 900 terms, and expert test-prep tips.

Pronouncing American English

Sounds, Stress, and Intonation

Author: Gertrude F. Orion

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9781111352103

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 300

View: 3364

Newly updated, this classic text continues to be the most comprehensive overview of the American sound system. With an easy-to-follow format and thorough coverage of vowels, consonants, stress and intonation, Pronouncing American English guides students to develop clear speech. Perfect for the classroom, self-study, or in a language lab!