Synopses & Reviews
The Blueprints 1 and 2 academic writing series offers a unique combination of instruction in the rhetorical processes as well as paraphrasing, summarizing, and synthesizing. This multi-layered approach helps students develop good writing habits and avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism. Students receive ample opportunities to write at the sentence, paragraph, and essay levels.
About the Author
Keith Folse is associate professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida. His main research interests are vocabulary and best practices in teaching grammar and composition. He has written over fifty language books, most recently Keys to Teaching Grammar to ELLs (University of Michigan Press) and the new edition of five books of the Great Writing series (National Geographic Learning). Elena Vestri Solomon is currently a lecturer in the B. Ed program for future teachers in Abu Dhabi's Emirates College for Advanced Education. She received her MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of South Florida, Tampa, and has lived and worked in Italy, Spain, France, Hungary, Romania, Uzbekistan, and UAE. She has authored/co-authored over a dozen academic textbooks in composition, grammar, and listening/speaking/note-taking.
Table of Contents
1. Paragraph to Essay 2. Classification Essays 3. Process Essays 4. Comparison/Contrast Essays 5. Cause/Effect Essays 6. Reaction Essays 7. Argumentive Essays 8. Paragraphing, Summarizing, and Synthesizing in Academic Writing