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Getting There : Task for Academic Writing

Getting There : Task for Academic Writing - 00 edition

Getting There : Task for Academic Writing - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9780030310966

ISBN10: 0030310962

Getting There : Task for Academic Writing by Jessica Williams and Jacqueline R. Evans - ISBN 9780030310966
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press
International: No
Getting There : Task for Academic Writing by Jessica Williams and Jacqueline R. Evans - ISBN 9780030310966

ISBN13: 9780030310966

ISBN10: 0030310962

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This is an intermediate text that prepares the ESL student for academic writing at the college level. The text is organized around five stages of apprenticeship for the student writer and five different themes that guide the readings and lead to various thinking and writing tasks. Gradually the student becomes more competent at developing effective essays through practice, peer review, discussions, research, and group work that relies on critical thinking skills.

  • Four chapter rubrics : Exploring Ideas, Gathering Information and Drafting, Revising, Editing
  • Students essays model effective writing and trigger discussions
  • Professionally written essays
  • Research activities
  • Peer review, peer editing
  • Optional films and related activities
  • Additional readings
  • An Instructor's Manual

Author Bio

Williams, Jessica : University of Chicago

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Stereotypes and Prejudice

Readings :

Hate Crimes/Black Asian Tensions
Little Things Are Big

2. Computers and Change

No Privacy on the Web
Japan's Newest Young Heartthrobs are Sexy, Talented, and Virtual
Who's Writing the Book on Web Business?

3. Strategies in Advertising

Lotion Voyage

4. Navigating the University


5. Attitudes Across Generations

A Totally Alien Lifeform : Teenagers Hardships and Dreams
The Tequila Luck Club
Dreaming in Estonian
For Many Immigrants, A Cultural Reluctance to Spare the Rod

6. Additional Readings

English Spoken Here
Sexism and Kids' Software
Intimate Strangers
E-Mail Smiles and Other Basic Netiquette
Make a Name for Yourself
A Regular Revolution


1. Exploring Ideas

Pre-reading activities
Glossary of terms
Discussion questions

2. Gathering Information and Drafting

Generating Ideas
Gathering Information

3. Revising

Evaluating Essays
Writing Focus
Responding to a peer's writing
Preparing for a second draft
Evaluating your own work
Responding to Draft