English for Academic Purposes addresses students in a lively and interactive manner to develop their academic reading and writing skills and to develop confidence in their academic studies. It aims to empower students and improve their academic performance by equipping them with essential academic literacy skills.
- An introductory section that demystifies the use of English in the academic context. This helps students to understand why an English for academic purposes course is relevant to their studies.
- Sample texts from contemporary writing. These help students engage with diverse and accessible writing styles, and develop their critical literacy skills.
- Comment boxes that highlight key concepts and explain content in more detail.
Part 1: Section A: Getting to grips with English for academic purposes: The theory
1English for academic purposes in context
2Language and power: The politics of reading and writing
3Classifying academic texts: Genre
Part 2: Section B: Mastering English for academic purposes: The practice
Part 3: Section C: Practical support
6Writing sentences and paragraphs
7Referencing: Acknowledging sources
First-year university, university of technology, and college students taking courses in academic reading and writing skills.