Effective Academic Writing 3: The Essay
Effective Academic Writing is a three-book series intended to usher students into the world of academic writing. The goal of the series is to provide students and their teachers with a practical and efficient approach to acquiring the skills, strategies, and knowledge that are necessary for succeeding in content coursework. A parallel goal is to provide opportunities for students to explore their opinions, discuss their ideas, and share their experiences through written communication. By guiding developing writers through the experience of composing various types of essays, we hope to provide students with the tools and the confidence necessary for college success.
Book 3 of Effective Academic Writing, The Essay,introduces students at the high intermediate to low advanced level to five-paragraph essays. The first unit provides a thorough review of short essay structure and addresses issues of coherence and unity. Each of the following five units then addresses a particular rhetorical mode and provides user-friendly guidance to mastering the form. The book also offers numerous opportunities for practicing relevant grammar points.