Advanced Writing is the first in a series of books designed to develop the expository and argumentative writing skills that EFL learners need to express their ideas effectively. Through highly illustrative examples, model paragraphs, and carefully constructed exercises, studentscomplete, step by step, activities that enable them to understand and fully appreciate the writing process.
The effective course-book/workbook format provides students with a powerful five-step approach to paragraph writing. Students will accomplish the following tasks that lead to clear, effective, and concise paragraphs:
Deduction: the initial step, in which the internal structures of different kinds of paragraphs are discussed.
Exposure: the second step, in which students read at least a model paragraph.
Analysis: the third step, in which students gain greater understanding of the structure of the model paragraph.
Planning: the fourth step, in which students make outlines for their own paragraphs based on their understanding of the models.
Writing: the final step, in which students write original full paragraphs.
The book covers the fundamental techniques and methods of paragraph writing, yet the format allows the teacher to insert additional exercises and assignments that are both class-specific and provide for the individual teacher emphasis. This flexibility should give the experienced teacher a focus for materials and the newer teacher a pedestal on which to build.