Introduction to Academic Writing / Edition 3

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Overview

The Third Edition of Introduction to Academic Writing, by Alice Oshima and Ann Hogue, continues in the tradition of helping students to master the standard organizational patterns of the paragraph and the basic concepts of essay writing. The text's time-proven approach integrates the study of rhetorical patterns and the writing process with extensive practice in sentence structure and mechanics.

Features of the Third Edition:

  • A step-by-step approach guides students seamlessly through the process of writing.
  • Clear, succinct explanations help students to understand and apply key concepts and rules.
  • Numerous models and varied practice support students at all stages of writing.
  • NEW instruction and practice in summary writing prepare students for academic work.
  • NEW Try It Out! exercises give students opportunities to assess mastery of skills.
  • NEW self-editing and peer-editing worksheets mortivate students to revise their work.

Introduction to Academic Writing is also available with CriterionSM Publisher's Version, which provides instant online feedback on student writing:

Students simply submit their writing online and instantly receive personalized feedback on: Grammar, Usage, Style, Mechanics, Organization, and Development (essays only). Students can turn in better writing, and teachers can save time spent correcting drafts.

Click on the "Resources" link to order the edition with CriterionSM Publisher's Version

The Longman Academic Writing Series consists of:

  • Level 1 Fundamentals of Academic Writing
  • Level 2 First Steps in Academic Writing, Second Edition
  • Level 4 Writing Academic English, Fourth Edition
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131933958
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 221
  • Sales rank: 148,471
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I The Paragraph

Chapter 1 Paragraph Format

What Is Academic Writing?

Organization

Paragraph Format

Model: Handwritten Assignment Introducing Myself

Model: Computer-Written Assignment Introducing Myself

Capitalization

Capitalization Rules

Sentence Structure

Model: Sentence Structure A Person Who Has Made a Difference: George Lucas

Simple Sentences

Subject-Verb Agreement

Fragments

The Writing Process

Overview

Step 1 Prewriting

Step 2 Organizing

Step 3 Writing

Step 4 Polishing: Revising and Editing

Review

Writing Assignment

Chapter 2 Narrative Paragraphs

Model: Narrative Paragraph Earthquake!

Organization

Time Order

Time Order Signals

Sentence Structure

Model: Compound Sentences Omusubi Kororin

Compound Sentences with and, but, so, and or

Coordinating Conjunctions

Punctuation

Three Comma Rules

The Writing Process

Freewriting

Model: Freewriting A Memorable Event in My Life

Review

Writing Assignment

Chapter 3 Paragraph Structure

Organization

Three Parts of a Paragraph

Model: Three Parts of a Paragraph A Hawaiian Wedding

The Topic Sentence

Supporting Sentences

Examples

The Concluding Sentence

Punctuation

Apostrophes

The Writing Process

Outlining

Model: Detailed Outline Music Styles and Fashion

Review

Writing Assignment

Summary Writing I

Chapter 4 Descriptive Paragraphs

Organization

Model: Descriptive Paragraph The Stairway

Spatial Order

Spatial Order Signals

Topic Sentences for Descriptive Paragraphs

Supporting Sentences for Descriptive Paragraphs

Model: Descriptive Details My Banana Garden

Paragraph Unity

Sentence Structure

Model: Compound Sentences Supai Village

Compound Sentences with yet, for, and nor

Varying Sentence Openings

The Writing Process

Clustering

Model: Clustering A Place from My Childhood

Review

Skill Sharpeners

Writing Assignment

Chapter 5 Logical Division of Ideas

Organization

Model: Logical Division of Ideas Paragraph Why I Don’t Have a Credit Card

Logical Division of Ideas

Coherence

Using Nouns and Pronouns Consistently

Transition Signals

Sentence Structure

Run-Ons and Comma Splices

Review

Skill Sharpeners

Writing Assignment

Chapter 6 Process Paragraphs

Organization

Model: Process Paragraph How to Build a One-Match Campfire

Time Order

Time Order Signals

Sentence Structure

Model: Clauses and Complex Sentences How to Give the Cat a Pill

Clauses

Complex Sentences

Subordinates

Review

Skill Sharpeners

Writing Assignment

Chapter 7 Comparison/Contrast Paragraphs

Organization

Models: Comparison/Contrast Paragraphs

Paragraph 1: Right Brain/Left Brain

Paragraph 2: Two Job Applicants

Block Organization

Point-by-Point Organization

Sentence Structure

Model: Comparison/Contrast SignalsTwo Varieties of English

Comparison Signals

Contrast Signals

Review

Skill Sharpeners

Writing Assignment

Chapter 8 Definition Paragraphs

Organization

Models: Definition Paragraphs

Paragraph 1: The Underground Railroad

Paragraph 2: Courage

Sentence Structure

Model: Appositives and Adjective Clauses Holidays with Pagan Origins

Appositives

Adjective Clauses

Complex Sentences with Adjective Clauses

Subject Pronouns: who, which, that

Object Pronouns: whom, which, that, Ø (no pronoun)

Clauses with when

Review

Skill Sharpeners

Review Practice

Part II The Essay

Chapter 9 Essay Organization

Organization

Three Parts of an Essay

Model: Essay Structure Styles of Popular Music

The Introductory Paragraph

Body Paragraphs

The Concluding Paragraph

Transitions Between Paragraphs

Essay Outlining

Model: Essay Outline

Planning an Essay

Step 1 Prewriting

Step 2 Organizing

Step 2A Group Ideas Logically

Step 2B Make an Outline

Review

Skill Sharpeners

Writing Assignment

Summary Writing II

Chapter 10 Opinion Essays

Model: Opinion Essay The Right to Die

Organization

The Introductory Paragraph

Body Paragraphs

The Concluding Paragraph

Developing Supporting Details

Quotations

Rules for Using and Punctuating Quotations

Statistics

Review

Skill Sharpeners

Writing Assignment

Appendices

Appendix A: Journal Writing

How Journal Writing Can Help You

How to Start

Appendix B: Correction Symbols

Appendix C: Summary of Puncutation Rules

Appendix D: Kinds of Sentences and Master List of Connecting Words

Kinds of Sentences

Connecting Words

Coordinating Conjunctions

Subordinating Conjunctions

Subordinating Words for Adjective Clauses

Appendix E: Master Chart of Transition Signals

Appendix F: Peer-Editing and Self-Editing Worksheets; Scoring Rubrics

Scoring Rubrics

Peer-Editing

Self-Editing

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