Academic Inquiry 1 Student book

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Academic Inquiry 1 Student book


The series is designed for the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) writing courses that prepare students from non-English speaking backgrounds for mainstream college and university level studies. The series acts as a bridge into the heavy writing demands of post-secondary education.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-902539-8

Key features

  • Inquiry-based approach allows students to personalize the content to specific disciplines and interests and get the most out of Academic Inquiry
  • Content-driven approach is grounded in the core academic disciplines of Canadian colleges and universities, giving students hands-on experience with multiple academic writing styles
  • With a focus on Vocabulary from the Academic Word List and Lexical Frequency list equips students for higher learning environments
  • Built-in flexibility allows instructors to emphasize skill sections most pertinent to each classroom's teaching context
  • Preparation and practice provides students with comprehensive explanations while requiring them to apply learning through writing tasks
  • Canadian content featuring topical readings stimulate interest


Grounded in the core academic disciplines found on Canadian college and university campuses, the series takes an inquiry- and content-based approach to developing academic writing skills. The inquiry-based approach puts the needs of students front and centre in each unit, with their questions driving the acquisition of both language and content knowledge. By using academic content as a vehicle to contextualize learning, writing skills are embedded in a rich framework that provides an opportunity for the recycling and spiralling of core concepts. To promote content-rich writing outcomes, authentic academic readings are used throughout the series as a springboard for the promotion of effective academic writing. These readings are accompanied by learning strategies, anti-plagiarism tips, critical thinking development, grammar points, and specific writing skills that are distributed according to the demands of the unit content and writing assignments. Skills and learning strategies embedded in the disciplinary context of a unit build on one another to contribute to the creation of the writing assignment.

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Part of... Academic Inquiry

Academic Inquiry 1 guides students from sentence writing through to effective paragraph writing.

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