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Read, Research and Write: Academic Skills for ESL Students in Higher Education

by Caroline Brandt SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
12/2008
ISBN:
9781412947374
Format:
Pbk 248 pages
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This book is for students who have learnt English as a second (or third, or fourth) language, and are studying at an institution where English is the medium of instruction.

Each of its 10 chapters focuses on a reproduced academic article on an aspect of English for academic purposes - students can therefore learn about language skills from the articles themselves as well as developing those skills in the activities and tasks which follow.

Each chapter develops six strands of academic skills essential for successful study: reading; learning language/vocabulary; writing; researching; studying' and applying to your own subject. The detailed and focused activities and tasks will help you to:
-Make reasonable knowledge claims
-Become more aware of university culture and expectations
-Write according to academic standards
-Think critically and reflectively
-Respond to ideas in academic articles
-Document your work appropriately and avoid plagiarism.

A companion website features a collection of articles from a variety of different sources related to the topics in each of the book's 10 articles.

''A superb book which contains a wealth of ideas and strategies for use in the EAP classroom or for self-study. It should be compulsory reading for any student seeking to enter Higher Education in an English-language speaking country'' Alison Standring, EAP Co-ordinator, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK

''Read, Research, Write definitely fills a gap... It is comprehensive, accessible and expertly researched and written, covering many essential aspects of academic competence. Equally useful as a course book, a resource book in a class library or as a reference book for students, every EAP teacher will want a class copy, every ESL student starting higher education should keep it on their desk!''
Dr Roger Nunn, Senior Associate Editor, the Asian EFL Journal, Associate Professor in Communication, Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE

''Read, Research, Write takes a novel approach to combining language and content so as to balance discipline-specific and generic language development. Valuable and engaging input on learning strategies and research skills for higher education is also included. I would recommend this book for teachers of EAP in a range of contexts'' David Palfreyman, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE

Introducing Read, Research, Write Understanding EAP Entering higher education Reading in higher education Writing in higher education Documenting skills Researching skills Making reasonable claims Thinking critically Finding your voice

Read, Research, Write takes a novel approach to combining language and content so as to balance discipline-specific and generic language development. Valuable and engaging input on learning strategies and research skills for higher education is also included. I would recommend this book for teachers of EAP in a range of contexts.
Caroline Brandt is Assistant Professor at the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where she teaches academic communication skills to undergraduates.