GUIDED WRITING FOR STUDENTS OF INDONESIAN & MALAY


    Guided Writing comprises 12 lessons which help a student develop a variety of writing skills. These include: writing chronological sequences, indicating spatial relations, classifying, comparing and contrasting, generalising, showing cause and effect, expressing opinion, defining, predicting, hypothesising, proposing and refuting.

    A set of terms and sentence structures accompanies each lesson, followed by a set of exercises. These are both guided and free. For the guided exercises, students use data from Indonesian and Malaysian newspapers.

    Students write paragraphs or essays on a variety of topics which include: detailing the causes of unemployment or the effect of heavy rain in Jakarta, classifying TV programmes or national currencies, comparing horoscopes or the result of earthquakes in different areas, generalising about freedom of the press or the effect of junk food on children, expressing opinions about tobacco sponsorship of sport or searching for love on the internet, predicting the potential for a tsunami or flooding, or the successes of a film or restaurant.

    Suggested topics are given for the free exercises. Both guided and free exercises are of varying levels of difficulty. These range from an autobiological account of one's studies at high school or university, to drafting proposals as the head of a company or making predictions about future developments in medicine. Also presented are sample outlines and paragraphs, sample letter formats and models for writing definitions.

    The Indonesian and Malay texts are presented in a parallel format enabling immediate comparison between the two. This allows students to develop a dominant competence in one version of the language, and a general familiarity with the other.

    New to this edition are two full glossaries. The first, English to Indonesian and Malay, includes all of the English words in the terms, or istilah, section of each writing lesson and their Indonesian and Malay equivalents, as well as the number of the lesson where the term was first introduced. The second glossary, Indonesian and Malay to English, includes all of the Indonesian and Malay words in the text, including the newspaper selections presented as part of the guided writing exercises. Suggested writing topics have been updated, and additional exercises for each section of the text have also been included. The first edition of this text published in 1993 was called Advanced Writing for Students of Malay and Indonesian.

    Click here if your would like to sample a lesson and here to see the table of contents and introduction.

    LEVEL: ADVANCED BEGINNER to ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE
    Best introduced between 120 and 360 hours or 6-18 months of language study, depending on the sections and exercises chosen.

    INDONESIAN / MALAY TEXTS
    2007 ISBN 978-0-9580383-6-2, PB viii + 293 pp, 250 x 176

    [Malay & Indonesian Language Collection - Book 4]

    AUTHOR
    Malcolm W Mintz


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