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Learn to write better academic essays
*The Collins Academic Skills Series – winner of the ELTon 2014 Innovation in Learner Resources Award.*
Collins Academic Skills Series: Writing gives you the skills and strategies you need to write well-structured essays, reports and case studies and achieve academic success at university.
Learn how to
• interpret the question
• structure your work
• paraphrase, quote and reference your sources
• avoid plagiarism
• understand your reader
Collins Academic Skills Series: Writing will help you to make the most of your time at university.
• A step-by-step guide to the writing process including a complete 2500-word model essay
• Information on academic expectations – understand the requirements of studying at university
• Helpful tips and summaries
• Answer key and glossary
Writing is part of a new six-book series to help international students achieve academic success at college or university. It is designed to support students who are studying, or preparing to study, at an English-speaking institution.
Suitable for students whose level of English is Upper Intermediate / CEF level B2 / IELTS 5.5 and higher.
Other titles in the Collins Academic Skills Series
Group Work • Lectures • Numbers • Presenting • Research
- ‘I thought the book was a must! Although a self- study book, it covered areas that we teach on the EAP pre-sessional course (…) I liked the fact it was so compact and offered a fresh view on most of the areas we have to cover, such as, plagiarism and paraphrasing. It is a condensed, practical and clear guide to academic writing.' Sharon Noseley, UK
- ”This title goes beyond the actual writing of an essay to include the continued development of the student’s ability and in-depth analysis of essay extracts. It guides the students through the questions they should be asking themselves while composing an academic text. (…) A very useful supplementary tool for EAP students and those on pathways programmes or pre-sessional courses. It would also be a popular and essential addition to a self-study centre.”Sharon Chalmers, Director of Studies from Live Language, Glasgow (full review published by BEBC Review Panel http://www.bebc.co.uk/bookreviewwriting)
- ‘Academic Skills: Writing is an extremely useful title, perfectly suited to my second-language English University students. I teach several students doing science subjects at Masters level, who want to know how to present a rigorous written argument in English. Academic formalities are often different in their countries of origin as well as requiring a distinctive rigour. This publication has useful chapters, which enable me to target specific learning-weaknesses my students have. I use it for homework-preparation and discussion work, as well as a reference text for them to plan essays.’Moira Laidlaw, Professor of educational research at Ningxia Teachers University in Guyuan, P.R. China.