Teaching a Lexis-Based Academic Writing Course is a companion to Building an Academic Vocabulary, which was written for students who need to develop college-level vocabulary skills. Building Academic Vocabulary (0-472-08589-1) helps students develop lexical precision as they work in such often-exercised modes as cause-effect, general description, description of processes, and comparison/contrast.
Teaching a Lexis-Based Academic Writing Course will help instructors use Building an Academic Vocabulary more effectively, but it can also be used as a companion to any writing text and by instructors who want their writing course to have more of a focus on vocabulary. Each chapter includes additional practice exercise and five additional quizzes on collocations and common phrases, related forms, and additional vocabulary. This resource provides instructors with a valuable tool for helping students develop precision and fluency in their academic writing.
Lawrence J. Zwier teaches at Michigan State University. Gena Bennett is a full-time materials writer.