First Steps in Academic Writing Level 2

First Steps in Academic Writing, Second Edition, is a high-beginning writing textbook/workbook for English language learners in academic settings. It teaches rhetoric and sentence structure in a straightforward manner, using a step-by-step approach, high-interest models, and varied practices.

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First Steps in Academic Writing Level 2

Students are guided through the writing process to produce well-organized, clearly developed paragraphs. Simple explanations are supported by clear examples to help students through typical rough spots, and numerous practices help students assimilate each skill.

The book contains six chapters. Chapter 1 introduces the concept and form of the paragraph, and Chapter 2 teaches paragraph structure.

Chapters 2-6 focus on writing instructions, descriptions, and expressing opinions; they teach students several standard patterns of organization as well.

Each chapter also provides instruction in punctuation and in sentence structure, starting with simple sentences and progressing through compound and complex sentences. Each chapter also guides students step-by-step through the writing process as they work on their writing assignments.

First Steps in Academic Writing Level 2 PDF:

The second edition of First Steps in Academic Writing, by Ann Hogue, provides high-beginning to low-intermediate students with essential tools to master basic academic writing.

The text’s time-proven approach integrates paragraph organization, sentence structure, grammar, mechanics, and the writing process. First Steps leads students to build strong academic writing skills that will last them throughout their writing careers.


Book Features:

  • A step-by-step approach guides students seamlessly through the writing process.
  • Clear, succinct explanations help students to understand and apply key conepts and rules.
  • Numerous models and varied practice support students at all stages of writing.
  • NEW Try It Out! exercises give students opportunities to assess mastery of new skills.
  • NEW journal writing activities help students build literacy.
  • NEW self-editing and peer editing worksheets motivate students to revise.

What’s New in the Second Edition

Instructors familiar with the First Edition will find a few changes, made in response to the comments of reviewers and teachers who have used the First Edition over the years.

  • Paragraph structure is presented earlier, in Chapter 2.
  • Work on topic sentences has been greatly expanded to include many more examples and practices.
  • A section on the ordering of adjectives has been added to assist students in writing vivid descriptions.
  • Some models and practice items have been updated or replaced. Old favorites have been retained.
  • Mid-chapter writing assignments are now Try It Out! practices, allowing students to try out new skills without the pressure of being graded on their efforts.
  • Journal writing has been added as an option.
  • There are separate worksheets for self-editing (Writer’s Self-Check) and peer editing (Reader’s Response).
  • Business letter writing has become an optional, change-of-pace lesson in F at the back of the book.

First Steps in Academic Writing Level 2

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