Paragraphs and Short Essays
John Scott Jamieson and James Papple
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.
- Authentic content from Canadian textbooks helps students prepare for future academic studies.
- Realistic writing models and methodical practice empower students to become accomplished writers in multiple rhetorical patterns.
- Sentence skills, grammar skills, and composition skills help students understand and apply key writing skills.
- Step-by-step writing tasks take students reliably through the entire writing process.
- Preventing plagiarism strategies in each unit help students master the art of citing, paraphrasing, referencing, and summarizing.
- Systematic vocabulary instruction in each unit covers the AWL and extends into mid-frequency words, helping students acquire a rich and comprehensive vocabulary base.
- Critical Thinking Skills and Learning Strategies increase students' engagement, comprehension and success. Language Tips in each unit help students master essential words, phrases and expressions related to the rhetorical patterns being studied.
A complete teacher's resource will be available online.
- Unit 1 Communication and Culture Studies: Subcultures and Identities
EXPLORING IDEAS: Opinion Paragraph
ACADEMIC READING: Choosing Words to Learn
PROCESS FUNDAMENTALS: Evaluating Information from Websites
WRITING FUNDAMENTALS: Developing Topics and Supporting Ideas
UNIT OUTCOME: Opinion Paragraph
Unit 2 Environmental Sciences: Environmental Sustainability
EXPLORING IDEAS: Cause-and-Effect Paragraph
ACADEMIC READING: Learning Words with Related Meanings
PROCESS FUNDAMENTALS: Integrating Information from How-To Guides
WRITING FUNDAMENTALS: Staying on Topic
UNIT OUTCOME: Cause-and-Effect Paragraph
Unit 3 Business Studies: Marketing and Consumers
EXPLORING IDEAS: Compare-and-Contrast Paragraph
ACADEMIC READING: Understanding Word Forms and Suffixes
PROCESS FUNDAMENTALS: Integrating Information from Charts and Diagrams
WRITING FUNDAMENTALS: Organizing Logical Connections between Ideas
UNIT OUTCOME: Compare-and-Contrast Paragraph
Unit 4 International Education: Globalization and Cultural Adjustment
EXPLORING IDEAS: Summary and Response Paragraphs
ACADEMIC READING: Understanding Words Forms and Prefixes
PROCESS FUNDAMENTALS: Integrating Information from Reports
WRITING FUNDAMENTALS: Paragraphing
UNIT OUTCOME: Summary and Response Paragraphs
Unit 5 Design: Understanding Processes
EXPLORING IDEAS: Process Writing
ACADEMIC READING: Verying Vocabulary Using Synonyms
PROCESS FUNDAMENTALS: Integrating Information from Magazine Articles
WRITING FUNDAMENTALS: Maintaining Coherence
UNIT OUTCOME: Process Essay
Unit 6 Health Sciences: Wellness
EXPLORING IDEAS: Problem-Solution Writing
ACADEMIC READING: Using Collocations
PROCESS FUNDAMENTALS: Integrating Information from Online Campus Resources
WRITING FUNDAMENTALS: Revising and Editing
UNIT OUTCOME: Problem-Solution Essay
James Papple has been teaching EAP since 2000. His academic background includes an MA in Applied Linguistics from Brock University and he is accredited with TESL Ontario. He is employed at Brock University as an Academic Coordinator.
Scott Roy Douglas is the Series Editor for Academic Inquiry. He has been actively involved in the field of English language teaching for over 20 years. He has taught at the University of Calgary, Kansai Gaidai University, and the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus, among others. He earned his MEd and PhD in TESL from the University of Calgary.