Doing Essays and Assignments: Essential Tips for Students

Doing Essays and Assignments: Essential Tips for Students

by Pete Greasley
     
 

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Have you ever been stunned by a low grade, when you were expecting an A or B?

Are you struggling to make the jump from a second to a first?

Doing Essays and Assignments gives you an insider’s view on what tutors and professors really want when they assign essays and

Overview

Have you ever been stunned by a low grade, when you were expecting an A or B?

Are you struggling to make the jump from a second to a first?

Doing Essays and Assignments gives you an insider’s view on what tutors and professors really want when they assign essays and projects, and reveals how you can raise your game and achieve the best grades.

Drawing on a survey of lecturers, and examples of real student work, this handy guide provides practical advice to help you not only understand what is expected of you, but also get ideas on how to deliver what your tutor is looking for. Providing a behind-the-scenes look at marking, find out how you can successfully craft the perfect written assignment, and discover tips and techniques on:

  • Planning and deadlines, helping you manage your workload effectively
  • Gaining higher marks through critically formed arguments
  • Communicating clearly with the correct language, grammar, and expression
  • Avoiding common marking pitfalls such as referencing and plagiarism.

This new edition also reveals how to successfully navigate group work, literature reviews, and presentations to improve your grades.

With valuable insight from tutors, and practical tips to apply to your work, you might just want to keep this book to yourself…!

Editorial Reviews

Kamil Zwolski
This book is a no-nonsense, unique proposition for students who want to take an extra effort to improve their grades. It clearly demonstrates how to impress markers by demonstrating some crucial university-level skills, or what essay-writing has to do with eating an elephant. If you are a student or a parent of a student, this book is a small investment which can bring tangible results!'
Louise Platt
This book offers students an accessible, witty but insightful look at key assessment skills. The new edition addresses how to succeed at various assessment types including the thorny issue of group work! A worthwhile addition for all new students embarking on higher education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849202039
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/27/2011
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 at the University of Bradford. He has been marking student assignments for more years than he would care to remember, and not particularly enjoying it. He has conducted research and published academic articles in psychology, sociology, health, and education, 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 pseudo-science and the paranormal, and how to help students avoid common mistakes when writing their assignments.

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