February, 2021 Newsletter

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Updates, February 2021
Sheldon Smith
Guangzhou, China
This month: a new webpage, some new videos on the EAP Foundation YouTube channel, plus some worksheets for existing YouTube videos.

What is Academic Writing?

whatis This new page gives a definition of academic writing, as well as outlining the main features of academic writing, namely that it is structured, evidenced, critical, precise, balanced, objective and formal.

While the information was fresh in my mind, I created a YouTube video on the same topic (also comes with a worksheet, more on which below).

YouTube video worksheets


I've developed worksheets for use with the EAP Foundation YouTube videos. The worksheets can be used by students independently or by teachers in the classroom. Each worksheet comes with separate answers/lesson plan document, with activities taking 30-60 minutes for each 10 minute video. I've trialled them in class. They work really well!

You can find the worksheets on the YouTube page of the website, or on the individual pages. Worksheets are already available for the following videos.
 - What is Academic Writing?
 - Academic Collocation List (ACL)
 - Reporting Verbs in Academic Writing
 - AWL (Academic Word List) highlighters

In case you missed it... reporting verbs video

reporting The previous YouTube video was for reporting verbs in academic writing. Reporting verbs are verbs such as state, argue, discuss and report and are used when citing other writer's work or ideas.

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