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The Easy Writer

Formal Writing for Academic Purposes

By Winifred Belmont, Michael Sharkey

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Format: Paperback, 391 pages
Published In: Australia, 16 December 2005
The Easy Writer: formal writing for academic purposes fills a gap in the market for textbooks of formal English composition published in Australia. It provides simple explanations of grammar, composition and argumentation, coupled with examples of common university styles of writing and extensive exercises suitable for students to work in both directed teaching and self-paced learning. The specific goal of the text is the encouragement of competent formal writing ability, through exposure to examples of good Australian formal style and a sufficient number of exercises for daily and weekly practice.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Simple sentences 2. More about simple sentences 3. Subject-verb agreement 4. Fragments and phrases 5. Compound sentences 6. Complex sentences 7. Fragments and run-ons 8. More about verbs 9. Working with pronouns 10. Parallel construction 11. Capitalisation and punctuation 12. Word use and word choice 13. Using direct and indirect quotations 14. Paragraph structure 1 15. Paragraph structure 2 16. The formal essay Answers

About the Author

Ms Winifred Belmont is a graduate of Melbourne University (MA in Applied Linguistics), the University of New England (BA Hons in Literature) and Sydney Institute of Education (Grad.Dip.Ed in English as a Second Language). She is a published poet and reviewer, and author of the award-winning tUNEup Academic Writing. She has taught language and literature for more than twenty years and is currently employed as the Arts Faculty Mentor at the University of New England. Dr Michael Sharkey has a PhD from the University of Auckland and a BA in literature from the University of Sydney. He is a Senior Lecturer in English and Communication Studies at the University of New England, and has taught language and literature for many years in Australia, New Zealand, China and Europe. He is the author of fourteen collections of poems, and has edited several anthologies and literary journals.

EAN: 9780733975370
ISBN: 0733975372
Publisher: Prentice-Hall (Australia)
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