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  • SubGenre:Higher
  • Language:English
  • Pages:234

Precise American Writing

A Guide for International Students & Professionals

by Audrey Zenner

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This text offers basic suggestions and examples to guide one towards successful academic writing. The impetus for creating this book began as various writing handouts for international students and visiting scholars. They urged me to publish this book since it was so useful to them. In fact, these students also critiqued the material as they worked through the pages during our classes. Initially, each section presents an explanation for the topic introduced; followed by examples; practical exercises using the target writing lesson; and concluding with a final written sample. Therefore, this text may also be utilized as a workbook. The section topics were selected by consensus of importance by my students. Notably, students from every corner of the world have contributed to this book. Plus, diverse fields of study have been taken into consideration, such as nursing, additional health fields, engineering, computer science, accounting, business, communications, economics, and political science, just to name more than a few.
"Precise American Writing," has filled an important gap in the education of international students in terms of their academic writing. This work not only is a valuable and practical educational resource, but it will also encourage American universities and colleges to pay greater attention to the writing styles of this diverse group of students. Additionally, the method of instruction is both incisive and gentle. In a tone that is encouraging and unfailingly positive, this book cuts straight to the information that non-native English academic writers must need to know, as well as those issues that most commonly confuse these writers. This text strongly relates to international students while offering the point-of-view of the American academic community that will eventually serve as the students' critical audience. "Precise American Writing" is a smooth prose that provides students with a simple and refined framework for thinking as college writers. This book has indeed filled in a niche at an affordable price. Previous students have found this to be a simple and painless way to improve their academic writing skills.
About the author
Audrey Zenner is an instructor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she teaches the international graduate students English academic writing. She has been teaching English to internationals for approximately 40 years and loves her job! Her interest in teaching second language learners stems from her own experiences of studying two languages at the same time (Spanish and German) from the age of twelve through college. She expanded on these studies by delving into Linguistics/TESOL at the graduate level. Her travels and teaching in other countries have awarded her with a sincere appreciation of the varied languages, customs, and cultures throughout our world.
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