Dr. Ken Eckert's Academic Writing Site
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There are many textbooks to help students write in English, but fewer deal with writing at the scholarly level. This is a free book which deals with academic research paper writing and is designed primarily for Korean post-secondary writers. This book introduces and explains to the undergraduate or graduate student how to better plan, research, write, and edit an academic argument paper in MLA/APA format.

Book Contents

1 Starting Out
2 Planning
3 Thesis Statements
4 Structure
5 Rhetoric and Evidence
6 Secondary Sources
7 MLA & APA Format
8 Quotation
9 Editing
10 Extended Paper Sections
11 Thesis Projects and Defenses
12 Grammar and Language Interference
13 Other Professional Writing
14 Final Comments

Writing Videos

Episode 1: Introduction • Download
Episode 2: Thesis Statements • Download
Episode 3: Planning • Download
Episode 4: Grammar & Formatting • Download
Episode 5: Grammar for New Learners 1 • Download
Episode 6: Grammar for New Learners 2 • Download
Episode 7: Arguments & Evidence • Download
Episode 8: External Support • Download
Episode 9: Editing • Download