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Doing Essays and Assignments: Essential Tips for Students

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This book gives students an insider’s view of what professors are looking for when they set essays and assignments. As such it will be a vital purchase for any student seeking practical and effective guidance on how to write successful essays and other written assignment. Both lively and authoritative in equal measure, Doing Essays and Assignments: Essential Tips for Students leads its readers through all of the skills required for the process of essay and assignment writing at a number of levels. Pete Greasley ...
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Overview

This book gives students an insider’s view of what professors are looking for when they set essays and assignments. As such it will be a vital purchase for any student seeking practical and effective guidance on how to write successful essays and other written assignment. Both lively and authoritative in equal measure, Doing Essays and Assignments: Essential Tips for Students leads its readers through all of the skills required for the process of essay and assignment writing at a number of levels. Pete Greasley finds the perfect balance between a humorous style which maintains the reader’s interest throughout and a comprehensive approach which highlights a wide range of specific practical tips that all students could benefit from.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849202039
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/27/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Pete Greasley is a lecturer at the School of Health Studies, University of Bradford. He has conducted research and published academic articles on a range of topics (psychology, sociology, health, education, sceptical inquiry) and has also written an introductory book on quantitative data analysis. Research and teaching interests include psychological and social issues relating to health, sceptical inquiry relating to pseudoscience and the paranormal, and how to help students avoid common mistakes when writing their assignments.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Why You Should Read This Book (and Keep It to Yourself…)
An Insight into the Marking Process
How to Impress and How to Distress Markers
Before You Start: Some Rules of the Game...
Getting Started… and Getting Finished
Reading and Researching the Literature
Introductions, Conclusions and Structure
What Was the Question again?
Critical Analysis, Perspective and Argument
The Greatest Source of 'Marker Distress': Language, Grammar and Expression
Referencing: An Academic Fetish for the Anally Retentive?
Plagiarism
How Not to Present Graphs and Charts
Presenting Your Assignment: First Impressions Count
Feedback and Feed-forward
Appendix 1: A Sample Assignment
Appendix 2: Writing Research/Project Reports
Appendix 3: Critical Thinking and Sceptical Inquiry
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