The Longman Academic Writing Series helps develop student writing from basic composition of sentences and paragraphs to academic essays and research papers. At each level, students are offered guidance in the complete writing process from prewriting to revision, and are provided with clear explanations, extensive practice, and consistent coverage of sentence mechanics and grammar.
Country of Publication:
3rd Revised edition
Series: Longman Academic Writing
Publication Date: 16 September 2016
Format: Mixed media product
CHAPTER 1 Describing People Introduction Prewriting Asking Questions and Taking Notes Organization Looking at the Models Looking at Vocabulary: Descriptive Adjectives Formatting the Page Grammar and Mechanics Sentences Capitalization Sentence Structure Simple Sentences Sentence Combining Applying Vocabulary: Descriptive Adjectives The Writing Process Writing Assignment: A Paragraph about a Family Member Self-Assessment Expansion Timed Writing: A Paragraph about Someone You Admire Your Journal CHAPTER 2 Listing-Order Paragraphs Introduction Prewriting Clustering Listing-Order Paragraphs Looking at the Model Looking at Vocabulary: Intensifiers Organization The Topic Sentence Supporting Sentences Listing-Order Transition Signals The Concluding Sentence Outlining: Creating an Outline from a Cluster Sentence Structure Compound Sentences Coordinating Conjunctions And, But, Or, and So Common Sentence Errors Run-ons and Comma Splices Applying Vocabulary: Using Intensifiers Writing Assignment: A Paragraph about a Career Self-Assessment Expansion Timed Writing: A Paragraph about a Boss Your Journal CHAPTER 3 Giving Instructions Introduction Prewriting Listing How-To Paragraphs Looking at the Model Looking at Vocabulary: Descriptive Adverbs Organization Topic Sentences and Concluding Sentences Time-Order and Listing-Order Transition Signals Outlining: Creating an Outline from an Edited List Sentence Structure Independent and Dependent Clauses Complex Sentences with Time Clauses Common Sentence Errors: Fragments Summary: Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences Mechanics Capitalization: Four More Rules Punctuation: Commas Applying Vocabulary: Words that Describe How to Do Things Writing Assignment: A How-To Paragraph Self-Assessment Expansion Timed Writing A Paragraph about How to Do Well in a Class Your Journal CHAPTER 4 Describing with Space Order Introduction Prewriting Listing Descriptive Details Descriptive Paragraphs Space Order Looking at the Model Looking at Vocabulary: Prepositions of Place Organization Topic Sentences and Concluding Sentences Supporting Sentences with Specific Details Outlining: Creating an Outline for a Descriptive Paragraph Grammar Adjectives Order of Adjectives Sentence Structure Prepositions Prepositional Phrases Applying Vocabulary: Prepositions of Place Writing Assignment: A Paragraph Describing a Special Place Self-Assessment Expansion Timed Writing: A Paragraph Describing a Public Space Your Journal CHAPTER 5 Stating Reasons and Using Examples Introduction Prewriting Listing and Outlining with Reasons and Examples Paragraphs with Reasons and Examples Looking at the Model Looking at Vocabulary: Words that Describe Geography Organization Reasons and Examples Transition Signals that Introduce Reasons Transition Signals that Introduce Examples Conclusion Signals Sentence Structure Complex Sentences with Reason and Condition Clauses Mechanics Capitalization: Two More Rules Punctuation: Four More Comma Rules Applying Vocabulary: Words that Describe Geography Writing Assignment: A Paragraph Recommending an Area Self-Assessment Expansion Timed Writing: A Paragraph about a Place for a Day Trip Your Journal CHAPTER 6 Expressing Your Opinion Introduction Prewriting Getting Ideas from Reading Opinion Paragraphs Looking at the Model Looking at Vocabulary: Word Forms Organization Facts and Opinions Transitions Signals in Opinion Paragraphs Sentence Structure Adjective Clauses with Who, Which, and That Punctuating Adjective Clauses Complex Sentences with Adjective Clauses More about Fragments Mechanics Quotation Marks Applying Vocabulary: Word Forms Writing Assignment: A Paragraph that Expresses an Opinion Self-Assessment Expansion Timed Writing: An Opinion Paragraph about Cheating Your Journal Appendices Appendix A: Journal Topics Appendix B: Grammar Terms Appendix C: Sentence Types Appendix D: Transition Signals Appendix E: Mechanics Appendix F: Correction Symbols Appendix G: Peer Review/Writer's Self-Check Worksheets Index