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The Student's Guide to Writing by Aimed at students wishing to improve their writing skills, this guide deals with the key basics of grammar, punctuation and spelling while also showing students how to construct a sentence, how to build a paragraph and how to structure an essay. This third edition includes an expanded 'Spot the Mistake' section.
Write It Right by Shows students how to make their writing effective and grammatically correct. Organised into mini units and easy to read, it deals with everyday tasks and problems. This second edition adds further guidance on common questions raised by students, for example 'When does one use italics and/or underlining?'
How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays by Reading is part and parcel of academic writing, and knowing which sources to include in assignments and how to go about this process can be challenging. That's where this handy guide comes in. With over twenty years' experience in the field, Jeanne Godfrey is no stranger to essay writing. Taking students step-by-step through the process, from choosing their sources to checking their work, she helps students to develop the skills and confidence they need to use their reading effectively in their essays and get the best marks possible for their work. Concise and practical, it breaks down the 'why' and 'how' of using reading in academic writing and contains valuable guidance on paraphrasing, comparing the views of different authors and commenting on sources. This book is ideal for students of all disciplines, and can be used by college students, undergraduates and postgraduates.
How to Write Better Essays by This indispensable guide takes students through each step of the essay writing process, enabling them to tackle written assignments with confidence. Students will develop their ability to analyse complex concepts, evaluate and critically engage with arguments, communicate their ideas clearly and concisely and generate more ideas of their own. Chapters are short and succinct and cover topics such as reading purposefully, note-taking, essay writing in exams and avoiding plagiarism. Packed with practical activities and handy hints which students can apply to their own writing, this is an ideal resource for students looking to improve the quality and clarity of their academic writing. This book will be a source of guidance and inspiration for students of all disciplines and levels who need to write essays as part of their course.
How to Write an Assignment by Discover techniques and insights that will make writing your assignment enjoyable as well as successful. This is a practical book that gives you the tools and planning techniques for making light work of assignments, essays, reports and dissertations. Examples and mini case studies show the difference between good and bad practice. Self-evaluation exercises ensure you stay on the right track. My own students tell me they have found this book really useful.A" Pauline Smith REVIEWS: ...contains everything to need to know to write an assignment, from how to unpack a hypothesis, to referencingA" Reader Review AUTHOR BIOG: PAULINE SMITH, an experienced teacher, chief examiner and Open University tutor, was Head of Continuing Professional Development at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Senior Education Adviser with the Department for Education and Skills (DFES). She is how an independent consultant. CONTENTS: List of illustrations Preface 1. What is an assignment? 2. Making the right start 3. Analysing the title question or brief 4. How to plan and take notes 5. Drafting the structure 6. Improving your style 7. Presenting your final assignment 8. Improving through reflection 9. Where are you now? Glossary Further reading Index.
Write Great Essays! by This book remains the book of choice for students with essays to write! How to read selectively How to take notes effectively How to understand the 'academic speak' in essay questions How to structure your work How to use and cite your sources accurately Peter Levin has comprehensively updated the book to incorporate student feedback and has included significantly more information on the kinds of material that are available online, and on coping with the attentions of the plagiarism police. The book clarifies all the key issues that students cite as blocks to the development of their writing skills and will help improve the grades of any student who takes the time to adopt the techniques offered. No student with essays to write should be without a copy!
Shelfmark: SSC/LEV & 808.066/LEV
Essay Writing by Essay Writing is a student guide with a mission: to enable students to write better essays by demystifying the essay-writing process. In contextualizing essay writing within the larger university experience - communication, the academic culture, different learning styles and approaches and learning and teaching at university, this book helps students to study more independently, learn more meaningfully and to write first-class essays. Essay Writing explains why essays are set and demonstrates how best to approach them. The book offers practical, in-depth guidance on each of the stages of the essay writing process - planning, drafting and editing, and relates them to the important sub-skills of information-gathering, reading academic texts, how to get the most out of lectures, referencing and citations, fluency and appropriateness of style and language. This is an easy to use, practical book designed to help students hone their essay writing skills and get the grade they deserve.
Good Essay Writing by Writing good essays is one of the most challenging aspects of studying in the social sciences. This simple guide provides you with proven approaches and techniques to help turn you into a well-oiled, essay writing machine. Good Essay Writing demonstrates how to think critically and formulate your argument as well as offering water-tight structuring tips, referencing advice, and a word on those all too familiar common worries-all brought to life through real student examples from a range of subjects. Now in its Fifth Edition, this fresh update contains: New essay examples are analysed and discussed, so you have a clear understanding of what makes a good essay A new chapter on essay writing skills and other forms of social science writing, helping you transfer the skills you learn to different types of written assessments A new Companion Website providing additional exercises and examples, helping you practice and apply the skills This practical guide is an absolute must for everybody wanting-or needing-to brush up on their essay writing skills and boost their grades. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
Shelfmark: SSC/RED & 808.0663/RED
Writing Essays by Essays are the major form of assessment in higher education today, a fact which causes poor writers a great deal of anxiety. However essay writing is simply a skill to be learned. anyone can learn to express themselves coherently and effectively, and this book explains precisely how. If you are dissatisfied with your essay grades but don't know where to start, read on. Writing Essaysreveals the tricks of the trade, making your student life easier. You will; * become proficient in every aspect of composition from introductions and conclusions, down to presentation and printing out * learn how to impress tutors with minimum effort * discover exactly what markers look for when they read your work. In addition, this book explains stress free methods of revision; effective library management; word processing and the internet. undergraduates on English, humanities and modular courses. Constructed around typical essay-writing mistakes as encountered by the author, this presents a refreshing alternative to the usual stuffy guides, written in the right language and focusing on what is relevant for students today. It includes advice on how to reference research done in the Internet.
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This interactive online module offers advice on writing in an academic style suitable for essays and assignments, and practical guidance on how to structure your ideas and improve your written work.
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- Start learning about the features and benefits of academic writing;
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- start thinking about how to improve your writing;
- Adapt your writing to the needs of your subject
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