Writing Functions Exercises

Academic Writing

Rhetorical functions in academic writing

Exercises

Describing

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Reporting and Narrating

Exercise 1: Town history

Defining

Exercise 1: Defining

Exercise 2: Defining

Writing Instructions

Exercise 1: Avoiding accidental plagiarism

Exercise 2: Printing from transparencies

Describing Processes and Developments

Exercise 1: Coffee processing

Exercise 2: Coffee sorting

Exercise 3: Acts of parliament

Exercise 4: Becoming a solicitor

Exercise 5: The Otto cycle

Classifying/Categorising

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3 – Soil

Exercise 4 – Music

Exercise 5 – Matter

Exercise 6 – Animals

Exercise 7 – Food

Exercise 8 – Geometric shapes

Exercise 9 – Drinks

Exercise 10 – Folk Literature

Exercise 11 – Writing

Including Tables and Diagrams

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Exercise 5

Exercise 6

Exercise 7

Writing Critically

Exercise 1

Arguing & Discussing

Exercise 1

Evaluating Other Points of View

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Comparing and Contrasting

Exercise 1 Computers

Exercise 2 PDAs

Exercise 3 Printers

Exercise 4 Digital Voice Recorders

Reasons and Explanations

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Providing Support

Exercise 1

Identifying Voices

Exercise 1

Taking a Stance

Exercise 1

Reflecting

Exercise

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