This concise text will help your students get to grips with the core academic skills they need to succeed at written assignments, including critical thinking, reading, note-making and assignment planning.
The book also includes useful models for different types of essays from a range of disciplines and new content on synthesising information and planning a case study.
This is an essential resource for students of all disciplines and levels who are assessed on the basis of their ability to write essays.
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.
It includes real-life examples of student reports to illustrate the features of good report writing, and a comprehensive checklist to keep students on track.
This is an invaluable resource for students of all levels who are required to write reports as part of their course.
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.
This book offers advice and guidance on the writing of papers in psychology - in particular, essays, literature reviews, and research reports - that are applicable at all levels of writing in psychology. It provides a comprehensive and in-depth discussion of the principles involved. Author at Charles Sturt University, NSW.
A manual for college instructors seeking to integrate writing into their courses more effectively, this book suggests techniques for responding to student work, guiding student peer groups, and dealing with specific writing problems.
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.
Includes a chapter arguing that the future of academic writing is in the hands of young scholars who meet the broader expectations of readers rather than the narrow requirements of academic committees. This title reveals to PhDs the secrets of careful and thoughtful revision.
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.
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?'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.