The Textbook: Academic Writing; A Handbook for International Students, by Stephen Bailey
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Course Specifications (descriptions): HERE
Our Section's Coverage
Cover the ones related to ENGL 154 (highlighted in green and yellow)
Cover the new lessons suggested on ENGL 155's webpage in the Grammar box.
From Grammar webpage, study lessons 26, 30 and 32.
Outline & Structure
a. Your research project will consist of the following parts:
Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Literature Review
Chapter 3: Methods (or Methodology or Research Design)
Chapter 4: Results (or Findings)
Chapter 5: Discussion (or Analysis)
Chapter 6: Conclusion
b. Start with choosing a topic, setting your goal and objectives, and then fill the proposal. Send it to your research supervisor. Once approved, then start writing the project using the proposal as your guide and using the structure explained above.
5. Structure of Research Proposal (Word doc)
Newly Added!!!! Sample 2 of a Background section
To start constructing your Literature Review
You need to start to collect information about your topic in books and journals (especially e-journals). Find the latest on the topic, any related statistics or facts. Remember to document the source (author, title, publisher, year of publication, and if a journal: the volume and issue number).
13. !!!PHRASE BANK (notice the list on the top with purpose background)!!!
Sample Literature review with Harvard Style HERE
23. Sample abstract
Forms and Assignments
Exams and Assessments
Midterm Exam- Layout and sample
Run-ons and Fragments exercise for the Midterm
Run-ons and Fragments and Comma splices exercise for the Midterm
Sentence fragments for midterm practice HERE
2. Report Parts
3. Passive Voice
Passive voice practise HERE Also see Grammar webpage.
4. Summarising and Paraphrasing
Summarising practice (you need to paraphrase at the same time ) HERE - also use Points 7, 14 and 15 from the Green Box above
5. Academic Vocabulary
Vocabulary Exercise (based on Lessons 3.3 and 3.4 in the textbook) HERE
How to prepare your PowerPoint show HERE (the visual aspect of your presentation)
How to speak and present HERE (the organisational aspect of your presentation)
Slide 1: Title (Name of the university, your college, the title of the project, your name)
Slide 2: Contents (Title of the upcoming slides)
Slide 3: Topic (write the heading as a subtitle, provide only key words of most important points you need to say using bullet points)
Slide 4: Research Goal and Objectives
Slide 5: Method
Slide 6, 7, 8 (and if you need two more, it's ok) Findings
Slide 9: Conclusions and Recommendations
Slide 10: References
Submission of Project
Project Checklist is HERE
Final Exam (Semester 2, 2018-19) 40 marks
1. Writing a short report 20 marks
(introduction, methodology, findings and analysis, conclusion and recommendations). You will be given a title and two graphs to use for the findings. Structure and language are both important.
Follow guidelines provided in class. Prepare some useful phrases from phrase bank and from the sample report parts I provided on this webpage. Pay attention to language mistakes I correct in your drafts.
Other book lessons that are useful: 2.13, 2.3, 2.4, 2.8, 3.6, 1.10, 4.5, 2.1, 2.14, 1.11.
Useful tips and prompts for writing these sections HERE
2. Reported Speech
Video lesson 1 HERE
Video Lesson 2 HERE
Time and Place in reported speech, a chart HERE
Verb Tense in reported speech, a chart HERE
Exercises HERE. Start all with 'She said'
Multiple choice questions on general grammar, lessons learnt before and that affect your writing (prepositions of time an place, verb tenses, mainly from ENGL 154, active or passive voice from our midterm).
Relevant book lessons: Part 3, lesson Prepositions, Punctuations, Verbs - passive, Verbs- tenses. Find these lessons on my Grammar webpage too.
You should be able to write references of a book with one author, a book with two authors, an webpage, and a journal article. Capitalisation and punctuation matter and affect your grading beside putting the elements in the correct order.
Handout with Exercises HERE
Tip: Finish Q2, 3 and 4 in 10-15 minutes (but carefully as they add up to 20 marks) and then focus on Q1,Writing the report. question the rest of the time.
Sample FINAL EXAM matching Sem 2, 2018-19 HERE (use the skills of reported speech (as in Q2 above) to write a paragraph or two on the interview data. Consider it a reference , and the source will be the interviewee, and the year will be the year of the interview.