Author(s): Ilona Leki
While taking students through the writing process, this book also teaches attention to form, format, and accuracy. Academic Writing is an advanced, process-oriented writing text. The central goals are to teach the process that writers go through to produce texts and to provide instruction on how to meet the demands of the academy through attention to form and accuracy.
PART ONE: OVERVIEW OF THE WRITING PROCESS; 1: Getting Started; PART TWO: WRITING FROM OBSERVATION AND EXPERIENCE; Unit One: Getting the Draft; 2: Getting Ideas and Starting to Write; 3: Preparing for a Draft; 4: Writing a First Draft and Getting Feedback; Unit Two: Working with a Draft; 5: Focusing on Main Ideas; 6: Developing and Shaping Ideas; 7: Beginning and Ending Drafts; Unit Three: Reworking the Draft; 8: Revising; 9: Polishing Revised Drafts; PART THREE: APPLYING WRITING PROCESSES FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES: ANALYZING, EVALUATING, ARGUING; Unit Four: Using Published Sources; 10: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Sources; 11: Documenting Sources; Unit Five: Academic Writing Tasks; 12: Analyzing Issues; Responding to Written Arguments; 14: Arguing from Written Material; Unit Six: Essay Exams: Some Strategies; 15: Preparing for an Essay Exam; 16: Practing Taking Essay Exams; Postscript; APPENDIXES; A: Readings; B: Editing Exercises; C: Answers to Exercises