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How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays (2nd Edition)

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Macmillan Study Skills

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Reading is part and parcel of academic writing, and knowing which sources to include in assignments and go about this process can be challenging. That’s where this handy guide comes in. With over twenty years’ experience in...

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Reading is part and parcel of academic writing, and knowing which sources to include in assignments and 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. 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. 

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  • Provides users with key vocabulary and phrases to use when integrating sources into their work, all of which are taken from real academic writing
  • Presents common errors made by students, and gives readers practice in identifying them for themselves
  • Uses authentic examples of students' academic writing throughout
  • Introduces concepts such as research logs, critical analysis and plagiarism in a clear and contextualised way




  • Part A contains an improved and updated essay on business ethics
  • Part B now focuses exclusively on useful words and phrases for introducing, incorporating, analysing and evaluating sources


Acknowledgements
Introduction: An Example and Overview of How to Use Your Reading
PART I: USING YOUR READING
Introduction to Part A: Key Points for Reading at University
How Do You Decide What to Read?
How Do You Understand and Question What you Read?
What Should you Write Down?
Why and How Should you Quote?
Why and How Should you Paraphrase?
Why and How Should you Summarise?
Putting it all Together in your Essay
PART II: USEFUL VOCABULARY
Introduction to Part B: Key Points For Developing your Vocabulary
Introducing Sources and Using Verbs Precisely
Describing the Views of Different Authors
Comparing the Views of Different Authors and Showing How they Cite and Evaluate Each Other
Commenting on a Source Positively
Commenting on a Source Negatively
Techniques for Re-expressing
Sources
Vocabulary and Writing Style
PART III: CHECKING AND CORRECTING YOUR WORK
Introduction To Part C: Key Points For Checking your Work
Common Mistakes with In-essay
References
Ten Grammatical Areas that Cause Problems Correcting
other Common Types of Error
APPENDICES
Answers to Practice
Exercises
Definitions of Terms Used in
How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays
Complete Business
Ethics
Essay
Referencing Styles Abbreviations and Labels Used in Dictionary
Entries A
Brief Explanation of Word Class
INDEX.

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Jeanne has been teaching and managing in the field of English language and academic writing for over twenty years and currently lectures at the University of Leeds UK. She has been Chair of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes and set up one of the first academic writing centres in a UK university. Jeanne is author of The Student Phrase Book, How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays, Reading and Making Notes and Writing for University.

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Jeanne has been teaching and managing in the field of English language and academic writing for over twenty years and currently lectures at the University of Leeds UK. She has been Chair of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes and set up one of the first academic writing centres in a UK university. Jeanne is author of The Student Phrase Book, How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays, Reading and Making Notes and Writing for University.

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