To write a good history essay, you need to have a solid understanding of both technique and history as a discipline. In this new edition, Ian Mabbett carefully takes you through every step of writing a history essay, from reading sources critically and taking notes, to planning and drafting the essay itself.
This engagingly written book uncovers what markers look for and demystifies the secrets of effective writing. Each chapter covers a core element of effective essay writing, from analyzing the question through to constructing a conclusion, and provides clear guidelines to apply in your own work.
Producing a dissertation is a major requirement of an increasing number of courses. The dissertation is likely to be the largest single piece of work you'll be asked to produce. This guide guides you from start to finish through the whole process: planning a dissertation project, managing it, and writing it up.
A friendly and accessible companion to doing a dissertation. Focuses on the early stages of getting started and making a plan, whilst also outlining the later stages and offering models to help students to look and plan ahead, right to the end. Diagrams and illustrations are used to make key points.
Aims to give students the understanding, confidence and tools to use report writing conventions to communicate their purpose, whatever their subject and whatever report they are writing. Real-life student examples included to illustrate good writing style and effective communication. Diagrams and illustrations are used to make key points.
This book is essential reading for students embarking on writing an essay or report for the first time, or returning to study after a break. It will be an invaluable tool for students of any discipline.
The first edition of this book contributed to improving countless dissertations and this new edition will continue to do the same - using the practical advice and guidance it offers could mean the difference between success and failure.
Effective communication is vital to science, engineering and business management. This book gives clear, practical advice illustrated with real-life examples on how to select, organize and present information in reports, papers and other documents.
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.
An insider's guide to what university tutors really want from an essay or assignment, this witty guide gives you practical tips and techniques on how to craft the perfect assignment and achieve the best grades.
Takes the undergraduate student through the process of effectively using their reading in essays, from how to quote, paraphrase and summarise sources, through to editing their work. It includes key vocabulary for using sources and practice in checking and correcting common errors, as well as featuring examples of real student writing throughout.
This guide will help students gain the knowledge and confidence to use appropriate words and phrases in an academic context, whatever their discipline or level of study. Used as a reference tool, it will help students to communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by using words precisely and avoiding common mistakes.
Helps students to develop confidence, technique and clarity of purpose as a writer in their discipline. Takes the reader through the complete writing process from understanding the task through researching, reading and planning, to drafting and composing, reviewing and finalising their copy with many self-study exercises included throughout.
Students need more help than ever before in selecting their dissertation or project topic and ensuring this major project gets the best marks. This book provides crucial support that will help organise their thinking and get them on the road to success.
Offers a plan to help those who have blanched at the prospect of finishing a long piece of writing. Eviatar Zerubavel describes how to set up a writing schedule and regular work habits that should take most of the anxiety and procrastination out of long-term writing, and make it enjoyable.
Offers practical and proven ways to maximise your success in various aspects of essay writing. This title provides guidance and advice on good research techniques, grammar and accuracy, creating an essay plan and correctly citing your sources.
This popular student study skills text has been extensively revised and expanded (including the addition of a website) for this fourth edition, making it essential for all undergraduates studying within the social sciences.
The third edition of this bestselling guide carefully tackles each stage of essay writing from interpretation of the question, to research, planning, writing and revision, teaching students not just how to improve their study skills, but their thinking skills too. Now includes two new chapters and a companion website featuring a complete essay.
Covers all aspects of project management, explaining in a clear and structured way how to undertake a project and helping readers to identify and acquire the necessary skills to plan and carry out the research and writing. This book provides advice for preparing a project and choosing a topic and offers guidelines for writing a project proposal.
Offers guidance to enable you to produce a successful report or dissertation. This book focuses on developing an effective writing style and argument. It shows you how to plan and deliver a perfect piece of writing to gain top marks.
Provides the guidance and advice you need to improve your essay-writing skills. This book opens with a discussion of why it is so important to write a good essay, and proceeds through a step-by-step exploration of what you should consider to improve your essays and marks. It is useful for students of various ages.
This handy guide takes students through the complete process from what to do before they begin, to using feedback constructively for their next essay. Clearly and well-presented, it includes lively illustrations and now a new chapter on being critical in your essays.
With examples from real theses, useful action plans in each chapter and a range of practical tips that are often missed in other books, this is a step-by-step guide to help you excel in your Master's dissertation.