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- ISBN: 9780415588126 | 041558812X
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2/8/2013
Developing Writing Skills in Arabicis specifically designed for upper-intermediate to advanced students who need to write Arabic for personal, professional and academic purposes. Making use of reading comprehension, analysis of stylistic devices, a functional approach to grammar and well-graded exercises, the book exposes the student to a wide variety of styles and register. Each chapter starts with a passive approach by letting the students analyze and discuss a sample text in the genre. It then moves on to a productive approach by expanding vocabulary, practicing using stylistic devices, studying grammar points pertinent to the main linguistic function of the chapter, and concludes with writing short and long compositions, both guided and free. The following writing styles and genres are covered: personal writing '¬ ; greetings, congratulating, condolences, social and family contact professional writing '¬ ; advertising, applying to a school, writing a resume giving instructions '¬ ; notes, directions, recipes, technical instructions description and comparison '¬ ; objects and places, people and characters narration '¬ ; events and stories, autobiographies, biographies and diaries academic writing '¬ ; stating an idea, explaining hypothesis, providing examples, facts and data.