Teaching Academic Writing: Theory, Practice & The Passive Voice Controversy

Teaching Academic Writing is highly practical while addressing the theory underpinning academic writing. It is organized into three parts. Part One: “Writing for Scholarly Publication”, takes a historical look at Academic Writing to inform contents for an Academic Writing course. Part Two, “Helping Preservice Teachers” gives an actual course plan used sucessfully by the author. Part Three, “The Passive Voice Controversy”, demythifies the active voice / passive voice controversy. This is a must have for teachers and students alike.
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What Reviewers Are Saying
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1. “…the “Product Approach” and the “Process Approach” to writing.”
2. “The book also takes a bold look at the use of the passive voice and why avoiding its use might not be the best way to deal with it.”
3. A quote attributed to Professor James Williams stands out the most in Baker’s discussion of the passive voice controversy: “The roles of teachers with respect to passive constructions therefore should not be to issue a universal ban against them but rather to help students understand when passive constructions are useful and necessary.”
4. “This book is very informative. It shows how you can combine theory and research into a powerful learning tool for students learning to do academic writing. It also promotes a reflective approach, as the author literally questions the use, misuse, and abuse of the passive voice.”

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Other Books by Thomas Jerome Baker
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About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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