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This book is an academic writing course for college students. It covers the basics of essay style and structure by providing notes, extensive exercises and models in 10 key areas: formality, complexity, bibliographies, referencing, punctuation, grammar, introductions, body paragraphs, paraphrasing and conclusions.
There is also a companion website, www.epax.co.uk, with 30 free video tutorials corresponding to each unit, where students can listen to and watch a short demonstration of the target skill. Visit www.facebook.com/epaxstudyskills for further updates and extra resources.
It is a proven course, already licensed to colleges and universities in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Japan. The level is suitable for first year undergraduates or returning students, International students (minimum IELTS 5.5/TOEFL iBT 71) or High School students preparing for college. It is now available to individuals for the first time.
Teachers! Use as a photocopiable resource with your classes.
Students! Use as a self-study course.
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My background is in study skills and English language teaching. I have taught in Spain, Hong Kong and the UK, and for the last 10 years, have specialised in academic writing. I have worked for numerous universities and further education colleges, plus for the British Council and International House; I have designed a number of writing courses, developed online resources and written for the publishers Pearson and Hachette; I have taught essay writing to teacher trainees, foreign students, school leavers, mature students and undergraduates. Within this diversity, I found many common needs when it comes to writing a college essay, but felt existing books did not cover these basics in a comprehensive way, so decided to write my own. My approach is very much that students learn best through practice rather than explanations, as for me, writing is a practical skill as much as an intellectual one, and one that anyone can master.
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