Advance in Academic Writing

Academic English course material


GSE: 73-85

Integrating research, critical thinking, academic reading and writing.

Longman Academic Writing Series Paragraphs to Essays

Main features

Advance in Academic Writing prepares students to meet the many challenges of academic writing in English for undergraduate and graduate studies. Each chapter presents authentic academic texts on a topic of scientific or social interest. As students read and analyze the texts, they develop the critical-thinking skills and knowledge of appropriate academic vocabulary and style they need for their own writing. They also study contextualized grammar, which is linked to a dedicated handbook on writing effectice sentences.

Advance takes students step by step through research and writing processes that they need for success in any field of study. Students analyze the different requirements and sections of academic articles and essays: abstracts, introduction, conclusions, citations, and references. They study different genres of academic writing and apply their learning in a series of increasingly complex writing and editing assignments.

The book includes an access code for My eLab (valid for 12 months).

Table of contents

? 1 Seven Stages of the Writing Process
? 2 Understanding Research
? 3 Bringing in Others' Ideas: Reading
? 4 Bringing in Other's Ideas: Writing
? 5 Presenting Coherent Arguments
? 6 Paragraphs
? 7 Introduction in Academic Writing
? 8 Conclusion in Academic Writing
? 9 Review and Consolidation
10 Describing Processes and Analyzing Data
11 Writing Arguments in Essays
12 Making Comparisons
13 Writing about Problems and Solutions
14 Writing about Causes and Effects
15 Review and Consolidation


About the author

Steven Marshall is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He teaches academic writing and applied linguistics, and researches English for academic purposes and academic writing across the disciplines.

Steve has a Ph.D. from the Institute of Education at University College London and over 25 years' experience teaching academic writing. He is the author of numerous academic articles and books.