Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Areyou left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walksyou through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping youdevelop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. Fromidentifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing yourresearch skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, andreferencing correctly, Writing Essays For Dummies shows youhow to stay on top of each stage of the essay-writing process, tohelp you produce a well-crafted and confident final document. Writing Essays For Dummies covers: Part I: Navigating a World of Information Chapter 1: Mapping Your Way: Starting to Write Essays Chapter 2: Identifying the essay type Part II: Researching, Recording and Reformulating Chapter 3: Eyes Down: Academic reading Chapter 4: Researching Online Chapter 5: Note-taking and Organising your Material Chapter 6: AvoidingPlagiarism Part III: Putting Pen to Paper Chapter 7: Writing as a process Chapter 8: Getting Going and KeepingGoing Part IV: Mastering Language andStyle Chapter 9: Writing with Confidence Chapter 10: Penning the PerfectParagraph Chapter 11: Finding YourVoice Part V: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation Chapter 12: Preparing the Aperitif: TheIntroduction Chapter 13: Serving the Main Course: The Essay’sBody Chapter 14: Dishing up Dessert: TheConclusion Chapter 15: Acknowledging Sources ofInformation Part VI: Finishing with a Flourish: The FinalTouches Chapter 16: It’s all in thedetail Chapter 17: Perfecting YourPresentation Chapter 18: Theafterglow Part VII: Part of Tens Chapter 19: Ten Tips to Avoid Things GoingWrong Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Make Your Essay Stand Out
Essays are the major form of assessment in higher education today, a fact which causes poor writers a great deal of anxiety. However essay writing is simply a skill to be learned. anyone can learn to express themselves coherently and effectively, and this book explains precisely how. If you are dissatisfied with your essay grades but don't know where to start, read on. Writing Essays reveals the tricks of the trade, making your student life easier. You will; * become proficient in every aspect of composition from introductions and conclusions, down to presentation and printing out * learn how to impress tutors with minimum effort * discover exactly what markers look for when they read your work. In addition, this book explains stress free methods of revision; effective library management; word processing and the internet. undergraduates on English, humanities and modular courses. Constructed around typical essay-writing mistakes as encountered by the author, this presents a refreshing alternative to the usual stuffy guides, written in the right language and focusing on what is relevant for students today. It includes advice on how to reference research done in the Internet.
The skill of good essay writing is essential if you are to achieve the kind of grades you want in the courses you are studying. This is true whether you are studying at GCSE, AS or A levels at school or college, or trying to gain a degree at university. The advice and practical guidance you receive in this book will enable you to improve your grade assessments by putting into practice some simple, but invaluable principles of essay writing. These approaches will work for you whether you are facing assessment in timed exam conditions or being judged by coursework assignments. This book will take you step by step from your opening to your closing paragraph, so that you focus your thoughts on answering the assignment appropriately and relevantly. It also contains ten sample essays and useful chapters on grammar, accuracy and spelling.
Basic guide to writing essays and reports. Looks at preparing essays and reports, setting up a timeline for writing, research techniques, structuring your work, drafting, editing and rewriting, referencing, and grammar, punctuation and language issues. Author has taught English and communications at a tertiary level, and is the author of 'Excel HSC Essay Writing Made Easy'.
This book gives students an answer to the question, “What does my professor want from this essay?” In lively, direct language, it explains the process of creating “a clearly-written argument, based on evidence, about the meaning, power, or structure of a literary work.” Using a single poem by William Carlos Williams as the basis for the process of writing a paper about a piece of literature, it walks students through the processes of reading, brainstorming, researching secondary sources, gathering evidence, and composing and editing the paper. Writing Essays About Literature is designed to strengthen argumentation skills and deepen understanding of the relationships between the reader, the author, the text, and critical interpretations. Its lessons about clarity, precision, and the importance of providing evidence will have wide relevance for student writers.
This text covers all aspects of academic essay writing from understanding the question to the presentation of the finished essay. The guidance notes may be used as a programme of advice or as a source of reference. Five model essays are included which successfully answered questions on politics, history, philosophy, sociology and literary studies. The book also contains suggestions for further reading.
'Writing Essays: what you need to know' has been written by an experienced English teacher, examiner and tutor, who specialises in improving students' grades with simple steps. The result is a clear, colourful and easy-to-follow guide, packed with existing strategies and innovative ideas presented in a user-friendly way. This guide is appropriate for pupils starting secondary education, GCSE and A-Level, and even pupils applying to University. In addition, it is designed to be cross-curricular, and its tried and tested application gives value to pupils' writing in most subject areas. This is a truly effective, basic guide and manual. It won't confuse you with too much information. It won't bore you with pages of tiny black-and-white writing. It will tell you how and what to do to improve your work and up your grade, through Key Stages 3 - 5. Also available from Lulu as an eBook PDF download.
"Writing Essays has been written for students who are preparing to study, or are already studying, in an academic environment and need to improve their writing skills. The course teaches learners how to order and link paragraphs into cohesive and coherent essays, and to create the various paragraph types that are used in writing assignments. Work on how to generate ideas, organise material, draft, review and revise written work Additional sample and reference materials at the back of the book Essay development models Punctuation guide Ideal for the classroom or self-study."--Publisher's description.
A comprehensive and very readable resource to help students of English language and linguistics write essays, projects and reports.
Widely used in introductory literature courses, this book provides valuable guidelines for interpreting literature and writing essays. It includes a thorough discussion of the 3 main literary genres--fiction, drama, and poetry, an overview of literary theory, guidelines for writing essays, procedures for writing and documenting research essays, a selection of full-length works that illustrate key points, and student essays. This text provides valuable guidelines for interpreting literature and writing essays about literature.
Writing essay and research reports is designed to assist students in the tertiary sector, both university and TAFE. This text provides students with an introduction to the stages of report and essay writing including note taking skills, developing a library and research skill and using referencing.
The first book that literature students should read, this guide reveals the distinct set of skills, conventions and methods of essay and dissertation writing. Taking students through the various stages of writing, from planning to final submission, it offers specific guidelines and a lively, detailed commentary on actual examples of student work at each stage.
Tells how to select and organize a topic, shares different approaches for school, business, and special projects, and identifies common errors
This text is divided into two sections: a core element focusing on basic skills which everyone needs to master in writing essays, and a subject-based section which takes the student to a more advanced level.
Essays on Writing explores social and cultural facets of writing as well as practices of writing in a brief inexpensive reader.
Why are we more likely to fall in love when we feel in danger? Why would an experienced pilot disregard his training and the rules of the aviation industry, leading to the deadliest airline crash in history? Why do we find it near-impossible to re-evaluate our first impressions of a person or situation, even when the evidence shows we were wrong? Discover the answers in Sway. We all believe we are rational beings, yet the truth is that we're much more prone to irrational behaviour than we realise or like to admit. In this compelling book, Ori and Rom Brafman reveal why. Looking at irrational behaviour in fields as diverse as medicine, archaeology and the legal system, they chart the psychological undercurrents that influence even our most basic decisions. In doing so they draw on the latest research in social psychology and behavioural economics to reveal the irresistible forces that sway us all. Sway is a fascinating insight into the way we all behave and will change the way you view the world.
Essays are a major form of assessment in higher education today and this is a fact that causes some writers a great deal of anxiety. Fortunately, essay writing is a skill that can be learned, like any other. Through precise explanations, this fully updated edition of Writing Essays gives you the confidence to express yourself coherently and effectively. It demystifies the entire process of essay writing, helping you to become proficient and confident in every aspect. Writing Essays reveals the tricks of the trade, making your student life easier. You’ll learn how to impress tutors by discovering exactly what markers look for when they read your work. Using practical examples selected from real student assignments and tutor feedback, this book covers every aspect of composition, from introductions and conclusions, down to presentation and submission. It also advises you on stress-free methods of revision, helps with exam essays, explains the principles of effective secondary source management, and shows you how to engage meaningfully with other critics’ views. A new chapter will also guide you through the intricacies of the undergraduate dissertation. As a full-time university professor, Richard Marggraf Turley counsels students and assesses their work every day, helping him to recognise the challenges that they face. Accessible, concise and full of practical examples, Writing Essays is a response to these challenges and will be an invaluable companion for Humanities students who wish to improve their grades and become confident in the art of essay writing.