Essay Writing Skills: Essential Techniques to Gain Top Marks

Overview

Writing essays is a major part of many higher education courses. A well written essay can make the difference between a pass and a fail in coursework assignments, dissertations, personal statements, graduate school applications and exams.

Essay Writing Skills offers practical and proven ways for students to maximize their success in all aspects of essay writing. From planning a first essay to assessing primary and secondary sources, it will ...

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Overview

Writing essays is a major part of many higher education courses. A well written essay can make the difference between a pass and a fail in coursework assignments, dissertations, personal statements, graduate school applications and exams.

Essay Writing Skills offers practical and proven ways for students to maximize their success in all aspects of essay writing. From planning a first essay to assessing primary and secondary sources, it will help the student write in a systematic way that presents a convincing and academically sound argument. The book provides instruction and advice on good research techniques, grammar and accuracy, creating an essay plan, and correctly citing sources.

Also including a range of real life example essays and insider knowledge on how essays are assessed, Essay Writing Skills is an indispensable source of guidance for students that wish to improve the quality of their written work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749463915
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 1,029,766
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Forsyth runs Touchstone Training & Consultancy in the UK and specializes in marketing, sales and communications skills. Writing is a significant part of his own work portfolio. He is the author of more than fifty successful business books, including Successful Time Management and How to Write Reports and Proposals (all Kogan Page). He also writes regularly for a number of business journals, and for Writing Magazine.

Jacqueline Connelly has a wealth of experience at universities, having held senior management posts at the Universities of Lancaster and Kent. Also co-authored The Study Skills Guide (Kogan Page).

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction
New realities
Future realities
How to use this book

1 The academic essay: its nature and role
What is an essay
Essay conventions
The essay as assessed coursework
Developing your academic skills through essay writing

2 The foundation for success
Using clear language
Detail that makes for good writing
If your first language is not English

3 Researching the content
Deciding which topic to write on
Understanding the essay title
Gathering material and using bibliographies
Developing your academic skills
Making notes
Using essay banks

4 Preparing and writing
A systemic approach
When it all goes wrong

5 The structure and detail of an essay
The introduction: making a good start
The central content
Referencing
An appropriate conclusion
Writing essays in examinations
The purpose and form of a dissertation

6 Example essays and the art of learning from experience
What your lecturer wants
A checklist
The nature of the examples
An example of guidelines
Examples
Dealing with criticism
A helping hand
Top tips

7 Looking Ahead
The immediate benefits
the wider world
Areas of change
Skills with ongoing benefit
Applications in finding work and beyond
Written communication in the workplace
Ongoing development

Afterword
And finally...
Acknowledgements

Index

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