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Structuring Academic Writing

On this page: Introduction | Homework Tasks | On-line Tasks | CILL Homework

 

Introduction

  • The Homework Tasks below contain more than 6 hours of self-study. Your classroom English teacher may suggest you do some of these for homework, or you could choose those that interest you.
  • Some of the tasks listed below should be done in the Centre for Independent Language Learning (CILL). You will need to join CILL by doing an orientation which takes about 20 to 30 minutes when the CILL teachers will explain to you how to use the centre effectively.
  • It is a good idea to keep your work in a folder so that you can show it to your teacher if you have any questions, and for reference if you want a CILL attendance certificate. For this certificate you need to write a short essay detailing what you have learned.

 

Homework Tasks

On-line Tasks

1. Diagnostic Grammar Test: find out your grammar problems and how to solve them - use this link if you have a PolyU student ID, or else use this one
Do Test Two, Section One, and work on the problems that the test shows you have.
The test has references to explanations and exercises in the grammar book English
Grammar in Use, which you can find in CILL on the grammar shelf at intermediate level or
in the library at PE1112 .M86 1994 (7 copies).

 

 

CILL Homework

What to study Where to find it
Argumentative writing Writing: a Concise Handbook (Writing, I) Pages 26 - 31

Write Ideas (Writing, I) Chapter 7

Writing as a Personal Product (Study Skills, I) Chapter 7

Student Writing Handbook (Study Skills, I) Pages 381 - 398

The Process of Composition (Study Skills, UI) Chapter 5

The structure of an essay Writing: a Concise Handbook (Writing, I) Pages 12 - 20

From Process to Product (Writing, EI) Pages 9 - 22

Effective paragraphs Basic Written English (Writing, EI) Chapter 3

The Process of Composition (Study Skills, UI) Pages 8 - 41

Read to Write (Writing, I) Pages 2 - 17

Planning an essay Writing: a Concise Handbook (Writing, I) Pages 3 - 11

The Process of Composition (Study Skills, UI) Chapter 3

From Process to Product (Writing, EI) Pages 1 - 7

Don't forget:
  • Answers are at the back of the books or in the Teacher’s Book
  • Try using the self-correction sheet
  • A teacher can help you correct your work or find more material

 

Levels

  • UI - Upper-intermediate
  • I -   Intermediate
  • EI - Early-intermediate

 

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Last updated on: Friday, March 23, 2012