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Resources for Multilingual Writers and ESL with 2021 MLA Update
Tenth EditionDiana Hacker; Nancy Sommers; Marcy Carbajal Van Horn; Kimberli Huster©2021
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This ebook has been updated to provide you with the latest guidance on documenting sources in MLA style and follows the guidelines set forth in the MLA Handbook, 9th edition (April 2021).
This supplement both resident and international students understand college expectations and develop strategies for improving their academic English and academic writing. Written by an ESL expert, Resources for Multilingual Writers and ESL includes plenty of helpful charts, activities, exercises, and model papers — along with notes about where to find additional resources online and on campus.
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Table of Contents
E1 Understanding college expectations E-3
a Reading the syllabus E-3
b Understanding classroom expectations E-5
c Participating actively E-6
d Attending classes regularly E-9
e Getting extra help E-9
E2 Strategies for improving your academic English E-12
a Engaging in activities to improve accuracy and fluency E-12
b Reading while listening E-13
c Using a dictionary or a thesaurus E-14
d Becoming familiar with the Academic Word List E-15
e Learning prefixes and suffixes E-16
f Keeping a vocabulary notebook E-19
g Keeping an editing log E-19
E3 Academic writing and cultural expectations E-21
a Asserting your claim before providing evidence E-21
b Taking a stand on an issue E-23
c Including details that support the main idea E-24
d Recognizing intellectual property and avoiding plagiarism E-25
How to integrate and cite sources E-28
e Sample student essay E-30
E4 Practice exercises E-36
a Grammar exercises for improving accuracy E-36
b Topics for writing practice E-46
Answers to exercises E-49