Considering the fact that the academic essay continues to be widely used as an assessment tool within education, there is a need for students to develop their skills in this area. However, it is often the case that students perceive instruction in academic writing, if it is offered at all, as boring. This book addresses these two issues. First, the book can be used by students themselves, even in the absence of academic writing classes, as a self-help guide, from which they can develop their knowledge of academic writing and subsequent proficiency. Second, by discussing the components of academic writing in termsasuch as filmawhich are familiar to todayas generation, students are enabled to relate to the material better and see what might have been perceived as dull from a brand new perspective. Visual learners in particular will enjoy the analogous link between films and essays, and students today are arguably more visually literate than previous generations, being exposed to visuals on a daily basis through text message iconography, computer games and the Internet. The visual instruction provided in turn helps to facilitate mental visuals in studentsa minds, from which their knowledge of essay writing can start to develop.Football, for example, is good as you can meet new people, make friends and it keeps you healthy. In addition, football helps teamwork. Promotes mental ... The italicised words serve to make the reading of the essay smoother by making the transitions between ideas and sentences less abrupt. Expressions such as inanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2010-07-12|