Advanced Composition for ESL Students (ACES) is a textbook and handbook designed to familiarize international students with the expectations of academic and other types of formal writing, especially at the college level and beyond. It focuses on the writing process, the structure of paragraphs and essays, common rhetorical forms, and the grammatical structures and mechanics of good written communication.
This book is not only targeted at international students desiring to learn English for academic purposes but also those seeking a deeper understanding of American culture. Therefore, the book engages the students in high-interest topics that have remained current in social discourse and relevant in higher education settings. Its approach leads students through the writing process while exposing them to the kind of active learning expected in American schools – learning that requires students to take responsibility for their own learning, to exercise critical thinking, to work cooperatively with peers, and to apply their new knowledge beyond the classroom.