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Macmillan Higher Education

Writing for University (2nd Edition)

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Palgrave

Pages: 128
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Pocket Study Skills

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Paperback - 9781137531865

23 May 2017

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Ebook - 9781137531889

16 February 2018

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This indispensable guide shows students what successful academic writing involves and gives them the tools they will need to write successfully themselves. It separates fact from fiction and takes students through the five...

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This indispensable guide shows students what successful academic writing involves and gives them the tools they will need to write successfully themselves. It separates fact from fiction and takes students through the five essential elements of academic writing: writing critically, using sources, developing your own voice, having a clear structure and style and editing drafts.

This book is an essential resource for students making the transition to university-level study and a valuable reference point for all students doing academic study in English. It is suitable for students of all disciplines, from education and business through to social work and psychology.

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  • Covers the dos and don´ts of academic writing, with examples of common errors made by students and tips for how to avoid them
  • Includes annotated examples of real students' academic writing
  • Shows what tutors expect from students´ work and how students can meet these expectations

 

  • Updated and revised throughout, with new essay extracts and examples, including a new social science example
  • New guidance on report assignments

PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. Myths and Facts About Academic Writing
2. What Academic Writing Looks Like
3. Your Writing Context and Purpose
4. The Five Essential Elements of Writing
Summary
PART II: ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 1: WRITE CRITICALLY
5. What Critical Writing Is
6. What Critical Writing Looks Like
7. Common Errors in Critical Writing
Summary
PART III: ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 2: USE YOUR SOURCES EFFECTIVELY AND CORRECTLY
8. Using Their Words Quotation
9. Using Your Words – Paraphrase and Source Summary
10. Using Verbs To Show That You Understand Your Sources
11. Referencing Styles and Techniques
12. How To Avoid Accidental Plagiarism
Summary
PART IV: ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 3: LET YOUR OWN VOICE SHINE THROUGH
13. Making Your Own Voice Clear
14. Using Verbs To Show Your Own Position
15. Using I and We
16. Expressing Levels of Certainty and Caution
Summary
PART V: ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 4: WRITE FOR YOUR READER
17. Having a Clear Overall Structure
18. Having Clear Paragraph Structure
19. Developing a Clear Writing Style
20. Using Words Precisely
Summary
PART VI: ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 5: REWRITE LIKE AN EXPERT
21. The Process of Writing and Rewriting
22. Common Language Errors
23. A Checklist
Summary
Final Comments.
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Jeanne Godfrey is a lecturer, consultant and author in English language, particularly its use by university students and staff. She also works in the areas of teaching methodology, student learning and university course quality and design.

Jeanne has taught and managed in higher education for over twenty years and set up one of the first student writing centres in a UK university. She is the author of How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays, Reading and Making NotesThe Student Phrase Book and The Business Student's Phrase Book.
 
Through her teaching and publications, Jeanne helps students express themselves in their work, develop in their fields and write with confidence and success.

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Jeanne Godfrey is a lecturer, consultant and author in English language, particularly its use by university students and staff. She also works in the areas of teaching methodology, student learning and university course quality and design.

Jeanne has taught and managed in higher education for over twenty years and set up one of the first student writing centres in a UK university. She is the author of How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays, Reading and Making NotesThe Student Phrase Book and The Business Student's Phrase Book.
 
Through her teaching and publications, Jeanne helps students express themselves in their work, develop in their fields and write with confidence and success.

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