11 April 2008

Teaching Academic Writing - book review

No matter what subjects students engage with in further and higher education, they will be required to produce written work on which they will be assessed. This could be the formal academic essay, a lab report, a project, a case study, or even a reflective journal. This book is designed to assist subject lecturers and writing skills tutors whose job it is to help students develop their written work and grasp the conventions of academic argument and expression. The need for this assistance has arisen as larger and larger numbers of students enter F & HE - often from non-traditional backgrounds, and sometimes with English as a second language. The authors (a group of tutors from the Open University) start off by suggesting that teachers should make explicit the writing tasks they set for students... Read more >>


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