Thursday, 25 December 2008
Academic Writing Skills 2
We think Study Writing is most suitable for students whose English level is between intermediate and early advanced (approximately IELTS 5.0 - 7.0, TOEFL 480 - 600, Computer based TOEFL 160 - 250, or new generation iBT TOEFL 55-100). These presentations on Academic Writing skills will help you in five main ways. Firstly, it will introduce you to key concepts in academic writing, such as the role of generalizations, definitions and classifications. Secondly, you will explore the use of information structures such as those used to develop ans present an argument, a comparison or a contrast. Thirdly, you will be guided through the language as it is used in academic writing. Fourthly, you will become familiar with particular genres such as the research paper. Finally, you will try out some of the processes which we have found help students to improve their writing abilities, such as how to participate in a virtual peer group and how to get feedback on a piece of writing before you present a final draft.