Learn to write better academic essays
*The Collins Academic Skills Series – winner of the ELTon 2014 Innovation in Learner Resources Award.*
Collins Academic Skills Series: Writing gives you the skills and strategies you need to write well-structured essays, reports and case studies and achieve academic success at university.
Learn how to
• interpret the question
• structure your work
• paraphrase, quote and reference your sources
• avoid plagiarism
• understand your reader
Collins Academic Skills Series: Writing will help you to make the most of your time at university.
• A step-by-step guide to the writing process including a complete 2500-word model essay
• Information on academic expectations – understand the requirements of studying at university
• Helpful tips and summaries
• Answer key and glossary
Writing is part of a new six-book series to help international students achieve academic success at college or university. It is designed to support students who are studying, or preparing to study, at an English-speaking institution.
Suitable for students whose level of English is Upper Intermediate / CEF level B2 / IELTS 5.5 and higher.
Other titles in the Collins Academic Skills Series
Group Work • Lectures • Numbers • Presenting • Research
‘I thought the book was a must! Although a self- study book, it covered areas that we teach on the EAP pre-sessional course (…) I liked the fact it was so compact and offered a fresh view on most of the areas we have to cover, such as, plagiarism and paraphrasing. It is a condensed, practical and clear guide to academic writing.' Sharon Noseley, UK
‘This title goes beyond the actual writing of an essay to include the continued development of the student’s ability and in-depth analysis of essay extracts. It guides the students through the questions they should be asking themselves while composing an academic text. (…) A very useful supplementary tool for EAP students and those on pathways programmes or pre-sessional courses. It would also be a popular and essential addition to a self-study centre.’ Sharon Chalmers, Director of Studies from Live Language, Glasgow (full review published by BEBC Review Panel http://www.bebc.co.uk/bookreviewwriting)
About the author
Els Van Geyte has been working at the English for International Students Unit at the University of Birmingham for over a decade, where she has been teaching English for Academic Purposes on presessional and insessional courses. She has authored two books in the Collins English for Exams Series: Reading for IELTS, and Get Ready for IELTS: Reading. She has also published Foreign Language courses.