Longman Academic Writing Series: Essays)

The Longman Academic Writing Series helps develop student writing from basic composition of sentences and paragraphs to academic essays and research papers. At each level, students are offered guidance in the complete writing process from prewriting to revision, and are provided with clear explanations, extensive practice, and consistent coverage of sentence mechanics and grammar.

  • Step-by-step approach helps students produce a well-organized, clearly developed portfolio that is the foundation of academic coursework.

  • Realistic writing models guide writers while clear explanations, supported by examples, help students through typical rough spots.

  • Extensive practice helps students assimilate writing skills to learn to write with accuracy and confidence.

  • Timed writing activities provide a plan for writing paragraphs on tests.

  • Interactive tasks, such as pair and group work, allow students to receive peer feedback on their individual writing.

  • Level 5 offers more advanced guidance in the writing of essays and research papers.

  • New Essential Online Resources include grammar for writing and sentence structure activities, teacher support material, teacher's manual, and assessments.

  • A step-by-step approach guides students through the writing process, from pre-writing to revision. Clear explanations and presentations help students apply key concepts and rules. Rigorous development of sentence structure, grammar, and mechanics improves writing skills. Self-editing and peer-editing worksheets motivate students to revise their work.

    Level 1 helps beginning students to write sentences and paragraphs. The text's time-proven approach integrates sentence structure, paragraph organization, grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, and the writing process.

    Level 2 helps high-beginning to low-intermediate students to write varied academic paragraphs. The text's time-proven approach integrates paragraph organization, grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, and the writing process.

    Level 3 helps intermediate students write varied academic paragraphs and essays. The text's time-proven approach integrates paragraph and essay organization, grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, and the writing process.

    Level 4 helps high-intermediate students write varied academic essays. The text's time-proven approach integrates essay organization, grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, and the writing process.

    Level 5 helps advanced students write varied academic essays and research papers. The text's time-proven approach integrates essay and research paper organization, research skills, grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, and the writing process.

    It includes:

    • two new vocabulary sections that explain vocabulary from the writing models and support its use in the writing assignments
    • Try It Out! Activities to challenge students to be creative and apply the skills they habe studied
    • writing tips to provide ongoing support and contain strategies that experienced writers use
    • self-assignments that allow students to evaluate their own progress
    • Timed Writing Tasks to help develop students' writing fluency additional practice with Your Journal which encourages students to increase their written fluency by writing enttries on prompts or topics of their own choosing

    Linda Butler
    Ann Hogue
    Alice Oshima
    Alan Meyers

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