Academic Inquiry: Writing for Post-secondary Success by Scott Douglas

Academic Inquiry: Writing for Post-secondary Success

byScott Douglas

Paperback | October 9, 2013

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Honouring a learner-centred approach, Academic Inquiry offers essay writing instruction within the context of relevant academic material. Douglas empowers students to develop individualized inquiry questions to guide their learning and inspire their writing. Learners delve into authenticundergraduate content from six disciplines, including Business, Engineering, and Health Sciences, while mastering fundamental essay writing skills and strategies. Each theme-based unit teaches one essential rhetorical structure, breaking the writing process down into manageable chunks frombrainstorming ideas to proofreading final drafts. Model paragraphs and essays throughout the text, along with ample opportunity for hands-on practice, provide the support needed by emerging writers. As they cultivate their writing skills and build up their content knowledge, students are encouragedto explore their own academic interests, thus engaging more deeply with their research and writing.

About The Author

Scott Roy Douglas is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus. At UBC, he works with pre-service and in-service teachers at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Previously, he taught English as an Additional Language throughout the world, including six years of teachin...

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Title:Academic Inquiry: Writing for Post-secondary SuccessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.44 inPublished:October 9, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199004552

ISBN - 13:9780199004553

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Unit 1: Learning an Additional LanguageAcademic Discipline: EducationUnit Outcome: Standard EssayUnit 2: Canadian EcosystemsAcademic Discipline: EcologyUnit Outcome: Cause and Effect EssayUnit 3: Health and Wellness in CanadaAcademic Discipline: Health SciencesUnit Outcome: Summary and Response EssayUnit 4: Technological ProcessesAcademic Discipline: Science and EngineeringUnit Outcome: Process EssayUnit 5: Comparative Politics: Canada and the WorldAcademic Discipline: Political ScienceUnit Outcome: Compare and Contrast EssayUnit 6: Marketing in CanadaAcademic Discipline: BusinessUnit Outcome: Persuasive Essay