Critical Reading

Author: Pearson Education
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
ISBN: 9782761356541
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Critical Reading provides a systematic introduction to the process of analyzing and evaluating a written text. Students develop critical reading skills through analysis of texts from authentic sources (journals, newspapers, magazines, and websites) and a variety of academic dsiciplines. They are encouraged to develop their comprehension and vocabulary skills, while forming a reasoned assessment of the effectiveness and validity of a text.Highlights The text goes beyond the standard "reading comprehension plus vocabulary" approach. Includes opportunities for further research, as well as writing tasks designed to allow students to synthesize the materials they have read and reach an individual conclusion. Each chapter introduces a fundamental skill for developing critical awareness, including: considering place and date of publication; identifying author bias and purpose; distinguishing between fact and opinion; gauging scope of research; evaluating evidence; comparing the author's argument to other points of view; and ultimately, evaluating the strength and validity of an argument with the goal of writing a critical review of the article. Teachers can access My eLab documents for support materials including answer keys and tests.

The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes

Author: Ken Hyland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317328108
Format: PDF
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The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes provides an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to English for Academic Purposes (EAP), covering the main theories, concepts, contexts and applications of this fast growing area of applied linguistics. Forty-four chapters are organised into eight sections covering: Conceptions of EAP Contexts for EAP EAP and language skills Research perspectives Pedagogic genres Research genres Pedagogic contexts Managing learning Authored by specialists from around the world, each chapter focuses on a different area of EAP and provides a state-of-the-art review of the key ideas and concepts. Illustrative case studies are included wherever possible, setting out in an accessible way the pitfalls, challenges and opportunities of research or practice in that area. Suggestions for further reading are included with each chapter. The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes is an essential reference for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of EAP within English, Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

Critical Reading in Higher Education

Author: Karen Manarin
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253018986
Format: PDF
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Faculty often worry that students can’t or won’t read critically, a foundational skill for success in academic and professional endeavors. "Critical reading" refers both to reading for academic purposes and reading for social engagement. This volume is based on collaborative, multidisciplinary research into how students read in first-year courses in subjects ranging from scientific literacy through composition. The authors discovered the good (students can read), the bad (students are not reading for social engagement), and the ugly (class assignments may be setting students up for failure) and they offer strategies that can better engage students and provide more meaningful reading experiences.

Critical English for Academic Purposes

Author: Sarah Benesch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135663556
Format: PDF
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Critical English for Academic Purposes: Theory, Politics, and Practice is the first book to combine the theory and practice of two fields: English for academic purposes and critical pedagogy. English for academic purposes (EAP) grounds English language teaching in the cognitive and linguistic demands of academic situations, tailoring instruction to specific rather than general purposes. Critical pedagogy acknowledges students' and teachers' subject-positions, that is, their class, race, gender, and ethnicity, and encourages them to question the status quo. Critical English for academic purposes engages students in the types of activities they are asked to carry out in academic classes while inviting them to question and, in some cases, transform those activities, as well as the conditions from which they arose. It takes into account the real challenges non-native speakers of English face in their discipline-specific classes while viewing students as active participants who can help shape academic goals and assignments. Critical English for Academic Purposes: Theory, Politics, and Practice: * relates English for academic purposes and critical pedagogy, revealing and problematizing the assumptions of both fields, * provides theoretical and practical responses to academic syllabi and other institutional demands to show that teachers can both meet target demands and take students' subjectivities into account in a climate of negotiation and possibility, * offers "rights analysis" as a critical counterpart to needs analysis, * discusses the politics of "coverage" in lecture classes and proposes alternatives, and * features teaching examples that address balancing the curriculum for gender; building community in an EAP class of students from diverse economic and social backgrounds; students' rights; and organizing students to change unfavorable conditions. This book is intended for undergraduate and graduate courses for preservice and in-service ESL and EAP teachers. It is also a professional book for those interested in critical approaches to teaching and EAP.

Study Writing

Author: Liz Hamp-Lyons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521534963
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Study Writing is for students at intermediate level and above who need to develop their writing skills and write better academic essays, projects, research articles or theses. Study Writing encourages students to develop their writing strategies, seek feedback on their own writing and analyse expert writers' texts in order to become more reflective and effective writers. Study Writing helps learners to write more effectively by: - introducing key concepts in academic writing such as the role of generalizations and definitions and the application of principles like the Clarity Principle and the Honesty Principle - exploring the use of information structures, including those used to develop and present an argument - familiarizing learners with the characteristics of academic genre - analysing the grammar and vocabulary associated with these aspects of academic writing - offering practice in processes and strategies known to help learners improve their academic writing. The book contains a full answer key and helpful teaching notes. This second edition has been updated to reflect modern thinking in the teaching of writing, to include more recent texts in the disciplines presented and to take account of new media and the growth of online resources.

Write to be Read Student s Book

Author: William R. Smalzer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521547468
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is a revision of a successful high-intermediate to low-advanced writing book that teaches students to write academic essays with greater fluency. This book helps students develop their academic writing skills. Using thought-provoking, authentic readings that challenge students to think critically and clearly, this widely used text guides students through the processes of reading, reflection, writing, and revision.

Critical Reading and Writing for Advanced ESL Students

Author: Sharon Scull
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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This text introduces students to the various rhetorical modes and methods of expository writing needed in college and in the business world. -- Helps students analyze material, synthesize their findings, and propose new ideas. -- Explores strategies for prewriting, creating thesis statements, developing supporting information, and formulating conclusions. -- Features a wide range of readings (essays, articles, short stories, and poetry) by professional authors on high-interest topics for critical analysis, comparison, discussion, and writing.

Advance in Academic Writing

Author: Steve Marshall
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
ISBN: 9782761341509
Format: PDF
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Advance in Academic Writing is a comprehensive coursebook that prepares students for success in their college and university studies. In each chapter, students read authentic academic texts and develop key analytic skills around the texts. Advance explains in detail a range of different academic writing processes that will help students succeed.

The English for Academic Purposes Practitioner

Author: Alex Ding
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331959737X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book contextualizes the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP), with a particular focus on the professional and academic identity and role of the EAP practitioner. The authors examine previously neglected areas such as the socio-economic, academic and employment contexts within which EAP practitioners function. In doing so, they develop a better understanding of the roles, expectations and constraints that arise from these contexts, which in turn shape professional practice and the identity of the practitioner. As EAP is emerging as an academic discipline with a growing body of published research, this book will appeal to trainee and established practitioners, along with researchers and students of linguistics and education.

English for Academic Study Reading and Writing US Edition

Author: John Slaght
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781859645550
Format: PDF, Kindle
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English for Academic Study: Reading & Writing EAS Reading & Writing challenges and stimulates students preparing for English-medium study. Activities are designed for use with the accompanying extensive texts, which are extracted from actual academic sources. The Reading and Writing sections can be studied separately, or used together as part of an integrated program of study. The unit topics are as follows: Academic Achievement Early Human Development The Environment Today Telemedicine Statistics without Tears Human Activity and Climate Change The Global Village The New Linguistic Order Each unit has weblinks offering additional information and activities, related to both reading and writing skills, and the topics covered in the units. A dedicated website, www.englishforacademicstudy.com, offers further instructor resources. This book can be used in conjunction with the following books in the English for academic study series, also published by Garnet Education: EAS Extended Writing & Research Skills, EAS Listening, EAS Vocabulary, and EAS Speaking & Pronunciation.