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  • Anor Londo
  • Adventurer

    • 34

    • December 01, 2011, 02:21:34 pm
    • Cheongju
Text book recommendations (Academic Writing)
« on: January 27, 2012, 12:33:47 pm »
I'm looking for a text book on academic writing. I've browsed through some books on the internet. Usually, the ones that are recommended are for international students, or ones on how to write science reports, or they're basic guides on good writing.

I need a text focused on teaching academic writing for fine art and design students.

Please post your recommendations below.

Cheers.


  • Jozigirl
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1045

    • May 03, 2011, 07:37:47 am
Re: Text book recommendations (Academic Writing)
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 12:40:16 pm »
Great Writing Series Book 4: Great Essays 3rd Edition  (Book 3 is also good and is called "From Great Paragraphs to Great Essays")
Authors: Keith S. Folse, April Muchmore-Vokoun and Elena Bestri Solomon
Publisher:Heinle Cengage Learning
ISBN-13: 978-1-4240-7114-2
ISBN-10: 1-4240-7114-3
I paid 19,000won for my copy in an ELT bookstore.


  • Yu_Bumsuk
  • The Legend

    • 2341

    • March 03, 2011, 02:10:36 pm
    • Hicksville, ROK
Re: Text book recommendations (Academic Writing)
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 12:44:18 pm »
What level are your students? Are you teaching them from scratch or can they already put together a readable piece of prose? For secondary school students I've found this series is best: http://www.amazon.ca/Ready-Write-First-Composition-Text/dp/0131363301/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327639192&sr=8-1 - they're much cheaper at Kyobo than in Canada, btw.

In the case of Korean learners you may only have for a term or two focusing on organisation is the best way to effect the quickest improvement. You can correct grammar as much as you want but one way or another this is only going to come slowly, and in the case of students over 18 they'll probably never get articles and prepositions down correctly even if they study English in Korea for the rest of their lives.


  • Anor Londo
  • Adventurer

    • 34

    • December 01, 2011, 02:21:34 pm
    • Cheongju
Re: Text book recommendations (Academic Writing)
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 01:19:33 pm »
I need a text book for a potential job in North America.