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: 1682

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: 529

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: 5263

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: www.developingwritingskills.com 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.

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: 1552

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: 8686

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.

Where Jasmine Blooms

A Novel

Author: Holly S. Warah

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628727500

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 7742

To the Mansours, an Arab American family living in Seattle, love knows no borders. But despite our best efforts, sometimes love—and family—are foreign to us . . . American-born Margaret Mansour wants nothing more than to rekindle the struggling twenty-year marriage to her Palestinian husband, Ahmed—but not if it means uprooting their home and children in America and moving halfway across the world. Young and ambitious Alison Mansour has a degree in Near East Studies, but her American education and Syrian background are of no use when her new marriage begins to crumble under the weight of cultural and religious differences. The communication between Alison and her husband is already shaky; how will they cope with the arrival of their first child? Zainab Mansour, the matriarch of her family, never expected to live in America, but after the death of her husband she finds herself lost in a faithless country and lonely within the walls of her eldest son’s home. She wants what’s best for her children but struggles to find her place in a new landscape. Emerging from the interwoven perspectives of these three women comes a story of love and longing, culture and compromise, home and homeland. Exploring the complex political backdrop of the Middle East from a personal perspective, Where Jasmine Blooms travels from the suburbs of Seattle to the villas of Jordan and the refugee camps of the West Bank, on an emotional journey exploring what it means to be a family.

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: 1746

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.

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: 2770

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.

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

Author: Brady Smith

Publisher: Learning Express Llc

ISBN: 9781576854662

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 6506

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.

Grammar for Great Writing C

Author: Lida Baker,Kristin Sherma,Robyn Brinks Lockwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781337118613

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2891

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.

Pronouncing American English

Sounds, Stress, and Intonation

Author: Gertrude F. Orion

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9781111352103

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 300

View: 7104

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!

How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131979

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 7032

First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Coming To Terms

A Theory of Writing Assessment

Author: Patricia Lynne

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 0874214823

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 3696

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.

Focus on Pronunciation

Author: Linda Lane

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780132314930

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

View: 595

"The new edition of Focus on Pronunciation gives beginning to high-beginning students the tools, tips, and techniques they need to speak clearly, accurately, and fluently. All aspects of pronunciation are included -- consonants, vowels, stress, rhythm, and intonation. The variety of activities and flexible, accessible style make learning fun. Features: Presentation sections feature clear explanations and diagrams. Focused Practice sections build accuracy with high-interest listening and speaking tasks and engaging games. Communication Practice sections integrate pronunciation and fluency with practice in a communicative thematic context. Natural English boxes illustrate how to speak English more naturally and fluently. Extended Practice sections encourage continued accuracy and fluency practice outside of class. The CD in the back of the book provides MP3 audio for the Extended Practice sections. Classroom Audio CDs provide the complete audio program"--Publisher's website.

Reconnecting Reading and Writing

Author: Alice S. Horning,Elizabeth W. Kraemer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602354593

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

View: 5827

"Reconnecting Reading and Writing explores the ways in which reading can and should have a strong role in the teaching of writing in college, draw[ing] on broad perspectives from history and international work to help readers understand how and why reading should be re-united with writing in college and high school classrooms. It presents an overview of relevant research on reading and how it can best be used to support and enhance writing instruction. [The book] also examines research in such areas as basic writing, second language learning, and information literacy to integrate reading in writing classrooms, as well as the impact of the new Common Core State Standards in K-12 schools and the digital revolution on the teaching of reading and writing together. [It] offers practical advice on useful textbooks and appropriate classroom practices"--Publisher description.

Reader's Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780472082650

Category: College readers

Page: 340

View: 2509

The 4th edition of Reader's Choice,the world's best-known reading skills textbook for ESL/EFL students, includes teachers' favorite features: Original authentic readings from a variety of sources, now including websites Specific instruction and exercises for developing students' skills in skimming, scanning, reading for thorough comprehension, and critical reading Readings accompanied by a variety of exercises, including a composition focus to encourage use of the text in integrated reading-writing programs. The popular format of alternating skills units with reading units is back in the 4th edition. Favorite readings--like "The Lottery," "The Sacred Rac," and the mysteries--are back some, like "The Milgram Experiment" have been augmented with supplemental material that brings the story/article into the new millennium. Readings in the new edition come from websites, questionnaires, menus, schedules, maps, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, textbooks, and poetry and fiction. Topics addressed by the new readings include: the globalization of tourism, English as a global language, genetic engineering, aging of the world's population, the world's fight for food, and the cross-generational workplace. The answer key is included in the back of the book.

501 Grammar and Writing Questions

Author: N.A

Publisher: Learning Express Llc

ISBN: 9781576855393

Category: Education

Page: 142

View: 5477

Reinforces the rules of grammar for improved written communication. Includes exercises in capitalization/punctuation, sentence structure, subject-verb agreement, modifiers (adjectives, adverbs, etc.), paragraph structural development, and assembling coherent essays. Features practice sets of questions and answer explanations as well as models of completed essays.