Macmillan Writing Series

Provides the fundamental tools required for writing in academic contexts

Macmillan Writing Series is a 4-level course with step-by-step guidance and engaging practice exercises designed to teach young adult learners to write in English correctly and autonomously in an academic context.
By offering training in a range of skills, including how to brainstorm ideas and arrange them, write long and short-form texts and share information, Macmillan Writing Series provides students with the tools they need to master academic writing. The course gradually develops students’ writing, from basic sentence construction through to writing full academic research papers.

Key features

  • The end of each unit provides students with an opportunity to use the grammar and vocabulary, sentence and paragraph structures they have learnt in engaging writing tasks. 
  • The thematic approach helps students to learn vocabulary and apply it to their writing.
  • The Teacher's Guide provides access to eBook versions of the four Student Books as well as step-by-step notes, suggestions for extra activities and photocopiable peer review forms. 
  • The revised edition features updated references to popular culture, including social media and technology, and other materials more relevant to 21st century skills.
  • Each Student's Book comes with a digital eBook version to make the books more accessible on-the-go.

Writing Sentences develops learners’ academic writing skills offering:

  • guided practice on sentence patterns
  • extensive practice of verb tenses
  • thematically related vocabulary to enable students to express themselves
  • practice with spelling and punctuation rules
  • practice with organizing ideas and writing short texts

Writing Essays develops learners’ academic writing skills offering:

  • a clear guide to organizing and writing essays
  • review and extension of writing various types of paragraphs
  • grammar, punctuation, and connectives support to help develop sentences
  • models and guided practice to help master essay writing

Writing Research Papers develops learners’ academic writing skills offering:

  • review and extension of the typical parts and format of essays
  • a clear guide to choosing and researching topics
  • step-by-step practice of the drafting process, using academic language and presenting research
  • special sections on citing references and avoiding plagiarism

Writing Paragraphs develops learners’ academic writing skills offering:

  • review and extension of brainstorming, writing topics and supporting sentences
  • grammar, punctuation, and connectives support to help develop sentences
  • a clear introduction to recognizing good academic paragraphs and developing their own
  • structured writing assignments in every unit

Teacher’s Guide (for all levels)

The Macmillan Writing Series Teacher’s Guide brings together the Teacher’s Guides for the Writing Sentences, Writing Paragraphs, Writing Essays and a Writing Research Papers conveniently into one book. Step-by-step guidance and practice in the basics of teaching writing in an academic context are highlighted throughout.

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