Essential Knowledge and Skills for Essay Writing - A Practical Guide for ESL and EFL Undergraduates - Neil Evan Jon Anthony Bowen

Essential Knowledge and Skills for Essay Writing - A Practical Guide for ESL and EFL Undergraduates - Neil Evan Jon Anthony Bowen

Descriptive Writing

Essential Knowledge and Skills for Essay Writing - A Practical Guide for ESL and EFL Undergraduates - Neil Evan Jon Anthony Bowen

Neil Evan Jon Anthony Bowen [+-]
Thammasat University
Neil Bowen is an Associate Professor at Thammasat University and an ESRC Doctoral graduate from Cardiff University. He holds a PhD in Language and Communication, an MA in Applied Linguistics, and a BA in English and TEFL. His research focuses on process–product relationships in writing using a combined cognitive and Systemic Functional Linguistics approach. His 2019 article, “Unfolding choices in digital writing: A functional perspective on the language of academic revisions,” was the runner-up for the 2022 John R. Hayes’ best article award given by the Journal of Writing Research. His work can also be seen in other prominent journals such as Journal of Second Language Writing, TESOL Quarterly, Written Communication, Computers and Composition, Teaching and Teacher Education, System, and others.

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Unit 2 introduces the student to descriptive writing. It starts by presenting some of the key language features that are prevalent in this type of writing, and moves on to the importance of using all five senses, figurative language, vivid word choices, and enhancing, elaborating, and extending details. Students are then taken through the fundamentals of writing descriptions of things, places, people, and processes, both at the paragraph and essay level. The unit ends by challenging students to write a five-paragraph descriptive essay, using the seven phases of writing introduced in Unit 1 as a guide.

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Bowen, Neil Evan Jon Anthony . Descriptive Writing. Essential Knowledge and Skills for Essay Writing - A Practical Guide for ESL and EFL Undergraduates. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 75-136 Sep 2023. ISBN 9781800503670. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=44481. Date accessed: 21 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.44481. Sep 2023

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