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Macmillan Higher Education

How to Write Better Essays (4th Edition)

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Palgrave

Pages: 298
Series:

Palgrave Study Skills

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Recommend to library, View companion site

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Paperback - 9781352001143

24 January 2018

NZ$40.83

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Ebook - 9781352001150

18 January 2018

NZ$39.99

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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...

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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.

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  • Hands-on approach to essay writing, with opportunities for students to develop their skills through assignments and practice exercises
  • Contains examples from a wide range of disciplines across humanities, science and social sciences
  • Checklists and summaries prompt students to continually reflect on their skills
  • Links to material on the companion website clearly signposted throughout

  • Brand new chapters on topics such as learning from feedback,  finding your voice and using the right vocabulary
  • Expanded companion website featuring videos, interactive exercises, sample essays and lecturer resources
  • Exclusive web-only chapter on improving your memory 


Introduction
Why Write Essays?
The Stages
Stage I: Interpretation of the Question
Stage II: Research
Stage III: Planning
Stage IV: Writing
Stage V: Revision
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index.

Students using How to Write Better Essays have free access to the following resources to further extend their academic writing skills:

  • Sample essays, with advice on how to revise them at each step of the process
  • Additional exercises and activities, which build on topics discussed in the book
  • Interviews with the author, which feature top tips for interpreting essay questions, developing an appropriate writing style and planning and editing essays

Access the student resources here: www.howtowritebetteressays.com
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Bryan Greetham is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Durham, UK, and has previously taught at University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. He is the author of How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation and Smart Thinking.

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Bryan Greetham is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Durham, UK, and has previously taught at University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. He is the author of How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation and Smart Thinking.

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