Developing Writing Skills in Spanish

Author: Javier Muñoz-Basols,Yolanda Pérez Sinusía,Marianne David

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136342001

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 7090

Developing Writing Skills in Spanish provides intermediate and advanced level students with the necessary skills to become competent and confident writers in the Spanish language. With a focus on writing as a craft, Developing Writing Skills in Spanish offers a rich selection of original materials including narrative texts, expository essays, opinion pieces and newspaper articles. Each chapter covers a specific kind of writing and is designed to help tackle the material in small units. The book aids students in crafting clear, coherent and cohesive manuscripts by means of guided practice and step-by-step activities. Key features: Guidance on how to structure a variety of texts: narrative, descriptive, expository, argumentative, academic, journalistic, legal and scientific. Sequenced exercises on style, writing conventions, word choice, syntax and grammar. Reference lists and tables with specialized vocabulary, transition words and other useful expressions. Strategies and tips for planning manuscripts, brainstorming ideas, vocabulary enrichment, editing and proofreading. Includes original samples, as well as fragments from newspapers, well-known literary works and essays by notable Hispanic authors and journalists. Website with additional activities to reinforce the content of each chapter and a teacher's guide with valuable support materials at: Designed as a classroom text, self-study material or simply as a resource on writing, Developing Writing Skills in Spanish is the ideal supplement for all intermediate to advanced students of Spanish.

Developing Writing Skills in Chinese

Author: Boping Yuan,Kan Qian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317835190

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 216

View: 5947

Written by experienced teachers and thoroughly trialled with non-native students of Chinese, this much-needed text helps students to write coherently, clearly and appropriately in a variety of contexts.


Author: J. K. GANGAL

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120342879

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 4988

Today, more than ever before, there is a realization that communicating properly, especially in writing, is essential for all the job aspirants as well as those employees—budding managers and others—eager to build up their career. Taking this scenario into account, this book equips the reader with the ability to learn and enhance the writing skills in English. From fundamentals of grammar to precis, paragraph and essay writing, this book dwells on all aspects of the language besides listing the words (both new and old) to enhance one’s word power, and the foreign words used in the English language. Divided into eight sections, the book describes eight effective tools to master the art of writing. The book begins with the basics of writing, and it then goes to give a careful analysis of functional grammar, vocabulary, common errors committed and their rectifications. Finally, the book showcases the intricacies of formal and informal writings and creative writing to make a learner proficient in these areas. Each section is supported with simple examples, and easy-to-perform Practice Exercises along with their answers. The book is intended for the undergraduate students (both regular and correspondence courses) of all universities, and higher secondary (plus 2) students of all boards. The book will also be beneficial for the students appearing for the competitive examinations and interviews as well as for the general reader who wishes to improve his/her English writing skills.

The Elements of Style

Author: William Strunk

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: 43

View: 9494

Developing Writing Skills in Portuguese

Author: Clelia Donovan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138290556


Page: 176

View: 6152

Developing Writing Skills in Portuguese provides intermediate and advanced level students with the necessary skills to become competent and confident writers in the Portuguese language. With a focus on writing as a craft, Developing Writing Skills in Portuguese offers a rich selection of original materials including narrative texts, expository essays, opinion pieces and newspaper articles. Each chapter covers a specific kind of writing and is designed to help tackle the material in small units. The book aids students in crafting clear, coherent and cohesive texts by means of guided practice and step-by-step activities. Suitable for use as a classroom text or as a self-study course, this text is ideal for students at level B2 - C2 of the Common European Framework for Languages, and Intermediate High - Advanced High on the ACTFL proficiency scales.

Developing Writing Skills in German

Author: Annette Duensing,Uwe Baumann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134152566

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

View: 969

Developing Writing Skills in German, is a unique course designed to improve the reading and writing skills of intermediate students of German. Presenting a wide range of authentic written materials, the book aims to develop reading strategies and the ability to write texts of various types - essays, articles and reviews - while imparting an understanding of important aspects of German society. From the environment to consumerism, each chapter focuses on a different theme and concentrates on the advancement of particular skills; all the chapters conclude with a task appropriate to the skills focus of the section. Summary writing, note-taking, the use of mind-maps to collect ideas, and other strategies for successful writing in German are presented here. This course is suitable both for classroom use and independent study, with feedback and answer key supplied at the back of the book.

Developing Skills in Writing

Author: Andrew Bennett

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9780435107376

Category: English language

Page: 158

View: 8566

Developing Skills in Writing familiarises KS3 students with test requirements and writing mark scheme. It develops students' writing skills, application of stylistic conventions and understanding of audience and purpose, and provides guidance on the tests and two practice tests.

Developing Writing Skills in French

Author: Graham Bishop,Bernard Haezewindt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113427422X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

View: 3195

Designed for intermediate to advanced students, this text equips readers with the necessary skills to write confidently in French in a range of situations. Suitable for use as a classroom text or as a self-study course, it is carefully structured to ensure a better understanding of the effect of choice of words, register and style. Each chapter contains a selection of model texts, activities and clear notes on the format, style and language demonstrated. Every activity also has a model answer in the key, which also offers advice, explanations and further examples to support the student's learning. Features include: * key learning points clearly indicated at the beginning of each chapter * a rich selection of model texts from a variety of different media. Based on a well-reviewed Open University course and written by experienced teachers of the language, Developing Writing Skills in French has been trialled with non-native speakers of French to produce a valuable resource that will help students write appropriately for a variety of contexts.

The Importance of Developing Reading for Improved Writing Skills in the Literature on Adult Student's Learning

Author: Sumar Yousef Ghizan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514433338

Category: Education

Page: 66

View: 3686

This literature review examined the importance of reading and writing skills, and their influence on learning. The description of selected teaching methodologies for development of students language skills and approaches to language learning and acquisition are the main core of this study. Its significance is in highlighting methods for teaching languages that value meaningful learning through the implementation and usage of the natural and communicative approaches. The literature review includes resources that cover the students learning styles, teachers role and the educators vision for a better future for the learner whos going to acquire not only a language but also strategies applicable in real life situations beyond school. The researcher concluded that investing in the development of the students reading and writing skills provides opportunities for meaningful learning to occur. Also, the study revealed factors may speed the learning process and other factors may hinder it. The researcher has recommended the application of rubric-referenced self-assessment on the development of writing and critical thinking skills.

Developing Writing Skills in Arabic

Author: Taoufik Ben Amor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415588126

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 221

View: 9935

Developing Writing Skills in Arabic is specifically designed for upper-intermediate to advanced students who need to write Arabic for personal, professional and academic purposes. Making use of reading comprehension, analysis of stylistic devices, a functional approach to grammar and well-graded exercises, the book exposes the student to a wide variety of styles and registers. Each chapter starts with a passive approach by letting the students analyze and discuss a sample text in the genre. It then moves on to a productive approach by expanding vocabulary, practicing using stylistic devices, studying grammar points pertinent to the main linguistic function of the chapter, and concludes with writing short and long compositions, both guided and free. The following writing styles and genres are covered: Personal writing – greetings, congratulating, condolences, social and family contact Professional writing – advertising, applying to a school, writing a résumé Giving instructions – notes, directions, recipes, technical instructions Description and comparison – objects and places, people and characters Narration – events and stories, autobiographies, biographies and diaries Academic writing – stating an idea, explaining a hypothesis, providing examples, facts and data. Written by an experienced teacher of Arabic and trialled with non-native students of Arabic, Developing Writing Skills in Arabic is the ideal resource to help students write clearly, coherently and appropriately in a variety of contexts.

Eye on Editing 2

Developing Editing Skills for Writing

Author: Joyce S. Cain

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780201621341

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 154

View: 606

As a main text, a supplement to writing and grammar classes, or as a reference guide, Eye on Editing provides explanations and practice for the most frequent errors in intermediate and high-intermediate student writing.

Skills for Writing

Author: Debra Myhill,David Grant,Esther Menon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447948766

Category: Creative writing (Secondary education)

Page: 96

View: 8550

Skills for Writing is a unique new digital, print and training solution, developed in partnership with Professor Debra Myhill and her team from the University of Exeter. Skills for Writing embeds the principles of the Grammar for Writing pedagogy - trialled and proven to accelerate the rate of writing progress significantly.

Writing Skills for Social Workers

Author: Karen Healy,Joan Mulholland

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446290050

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 5011

Social workers are required to communicate in writing for a range of purposes and audiences. The new edition of this best-selling book aims to raise the profile of writing skills in social work practice. It encourages the development of writing techniques which will stand the reader in good stead throughout their professional career. Examples of the types of writing covered include: - Case-notes - Reports - Proposals - Literature reviews - Journal articles - Funding applications. Reflective exercises, hot tips for effective writing and further reading are included in each chapter. The book is also linked to the professional standards that structure training, practice and continuing professional development. It will be an essential study guide for all students, practitioners and managers in social work settings.

Essential Writing Skills for College and Beyond

Author: Charlene Gill

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599637594

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 3040

Provides tips and techniques for writing reports, term papers, and essays, including information about grammar, brainstorming, and research.

Developing Writing Skills in Italian

Author: Theresa Oliver-Federici

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136611991

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 144

View: 7237

Developing Writing Skills in Italian has been specifically designed for upper-intermediate students of Italian who need to write Italian for personal, business and academic purposes. With a strong focus on writing as a meaningful and valuable skill in itself, Developing Writing Skills in Italian supports the learner throughout the process of writing, from the planning and drafting stages to the revising and editing of a final version, enriching and extending the learners’ lexical, grammatical and communicative writing skills. Divided into four logically structured sections the learner can work through a range of realistic and contextualized writing tasks which will allow them to master a variety of styles, registers and formats. Features include: flexible structure a summary of learning points clearly indicated at the beginning of each chapter focus on self assessment, allowing students to engage fully in the writing process by evaluating their own work a glossary of key phrases and useful vocabulary. This course is suitable both for classroom use and independent study. Assessment guides, a teacher’s guide, answer key and supplementary activities are all available on the accompanying website.

Writing Skills in Practice

A Practical Guide for Health Professionals

Author: Diana Williams

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853026492

Category: Medical

Page: 321

View: 6218

This book presents an overview of the development of writing skills for both students and practitioners in health care, offering information on all the main areas of writing practice in one volume. Clearly laid out with summary points, practical activities and checklists, it makes relevant information accessible for the busy health professional.

Improving Writing Skills

Memos, Letters, Reports, and Proposals

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452254397

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 7266

This brief, practical guide illustrates the most common kinds of business correspondence that a university professor is required to produce and offers useful advice to make these communications as effective as possible. The author also offers general suggestions on effective writing, including brainstorming and collaborating, persuasion, outlining and revising, and designing documents.

Writing Your Thesis

Author: Paul Oliver

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293068

Category: Reference

Page: 248

View: 9894

'Written in an authoritative and accessible style, this is a must-read for anyone planning, researching and writing a doctoral thesis or dissertation. I will certainly be recommending this book to my research students.' - Professor Goeffrey Elliott, University of Worcester 'Paul's book was a lifeline during my doctorate: it is now the first book that I recommend for my research students! His book is easily accessible, full of practical advice, and provides useful study strategies to carefully guide you - this third edition is a valuable asset wherever you are on your doctoral journey.' - Dr Scott Buckler, University of Worcester Based on his extensive experience as a successful thesis supervisor, Paul Oliver shows you how to turn your notes and data into a finished Masters or PhD thesis or dissertation. Fully up-to-date with current HEFCE/other EU requirements, the book sets out a template for you to follow, including planning and preparation, theoretical perspectives, publishing preliminary findings, and preparing for the viva. This edition contains: Examples of common mistakes and how you can avoid them Discussions of artefacts such as creative work Research-focused content A section on the relationship with your supervisor Information on online and digital work, so you are up to date with the latest developments in thesis writing. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Improving Adult Literacy Instruction:

Developing Reading and Writing

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309262186

Category: Education

Page: 24

View: 4742

More than an estimated 90 million adults in the United States lack the literacy skills needed for fully productive and secure lives. The effects of this shortfall are many: Adults with low literacy have lower rates of participation in the labor force and lower earnings when they do have jobs, for example. They are less able to understand and use health information. And they are less likely to read to their children, which may slow their children's own literacy development. At the request of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Research Council convened a committee of experts from many disciplines to synthesize research on literacy and learning in order to improve instruction for those served in adult education in the U.S. The committee's report, Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Options for Practice and Research, recommends a program of research and innovation to gain a better understanding of adult literacy learners, improve instruction, and create the supports adults need for learning and achievement. Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Developing Reading and Writing, which is based on the report, presents an overview of what is known about how literacy develops the component skills of reading and writing, and the practices that are effective for developing them. It also describes principles of reading and writing instruction that can guide those who design and administer programs or courses to improve adult literacy skills. Although this is not intended as a "how to" manual for instructors, teachers may also find the information presented here to be helpful as they plan and deliver instruction.