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.

Critical English for Academic Purposes

Author: Sarah Benesch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135663556
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes

Author: Ken Hyland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317328108
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

LEAP Learning English for Academic Purpose Intermediate Reading and Writing with MyEnglishLab

Author: Beatty
Publisher:
ISBN: 9782761355629
Format: PDF, Docs
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LEAP: Reading and Writing is now a three-level task-based series for students preparing for college or university studies in English. It encourages students to apply critical thinking skills as they engage in academic reading and writing tasks across a range of disciplines. Featuring a variety of challenging readings, a strong focus on vocabulary acquisition, and detailed guidance through the writing process, LEAP: Reading and Writing offers students the skills they need to be successful in the academic world. Highlights Authentic reading texts from a variety of sources help students to improve their reading skills. Focus on reading, writing, and academic survival skills to develop specific competencies, which students apply to the assignments. Final assignments synthesize the chapter contents to offer in-depth writing tasks. Critical Connections section requires students to apply skills learned in previous chapters and to develop critical thinking skills. Access to MySearchLab provides students with research and writing tools. Access to My eLab allows students to learn beyond the classroom. Access is free with the purchase of a new book. My eLab gives students extra practice opportunities with self-graded activities and tests that teachers can customize. A gradebook shows student's progress. Vocabulary review exercises. Additional comprehension exercises based on texts from the Student Book. New content related to themes in the Student Book (reading texts, comprehension, and vocabulary questions). My eLab Documents include: Vocabulary lists by chapter and master Academic Word List. A referencing guide. Teacher's Guide with answer keys and notes, alternative final assignments, and tests

Learning English for Academic Purposes

Author: Julia Williams
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9782761341455
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Learning English for Academic Purposes LEAP 2nd edition for English language learners preparing for study in Higher Education is now a two-book series focussing on key language skill development incorporating global issues material with academic content"

Introducing English for Academic Purposes

Author: Maggie Charles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317402235
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Introducing English for Academic Purposes is an accessible and engaging textbook which presents a wide-ranging introduction to the field, covering the global and institutional position of EAP as well as its manifestations in classrooms and research contexts around the world. Each chapter provides: a critical overview introducing readers to theory- and research-informed perspectives; profiles of practice to guide readers in putting theory to use in real world contexts; tasks, reflection exercises and a glossary to help readers consolidate their understanding; an annotated further reading section with links to online resources to enable readers to extend their knowledge. Covering both theoretical and practical issues, Introducing English for Academic Purposes is essential reading for studentsof applied linguistics, and pre-service and in-service teachers of EAP.

Teaching English for Academic Purposes EAP in Japan

Author: Rachael Ruegg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811082642
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book focuses on appropriate English for Academic Purposes instructional concepts and methods in the Japanese context. It investigates a variety of pedagogical techniques, addressing the fundamental academic English skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – as well as assessment and materials development. All the research included was conducted in Japanese university settings, thus shedding new light on the effective implementation of EAP teaching and learning activities with Japanese learners of English. This book is of interest to anyone working in an EAP context at the secondary or tertiary level, especially those which include Japanese learners.

Critical Reading in Higher Education

Author: Karen Manarin
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253018986
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.