Good Essay Writing: A Social Sciences Guide / Edition 2

Good Essay Writing: A Social Sciences Guide / Edition 2

by Peter Redman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761972056

ISBN-13: 9780761972051

Pub. Date: 02/01/2001

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Top marks can not be guaranteed - but there are proven approaches and techniques which, when applied well, can help everyone to write good essays. The Second Edition of this `must have' guide builds on the success of the first with updated and expanded advice. Good Essay Writing provides answers to the key questions which need to be considered when preparing…  See more details below

Overview

Top marks can not be guaranteed - but there are proven approaches and techniques which, when applied well, can help everyone to write good essays. The Second Edition of this `must have' guide builds on the success of the first with updated and expanded advice. Good Essay Writing provides answers to the key questions which need to be considered when preparing an essay. For example: What do tutors look for when marking essays? What kind of skills will be needed at different course levels? How can inadvertent plagiarism be avoided? What are the protocols for referencing?

Good Essay Writing shows you how to approach different types of essay question, provides detailed guidelines on the various ways of supporting and sustaining key arguments, addresses common worries, and provides concrete examples of good practice. Key points are encapsulated in easy to digest summaries.

Good Essay Writing is highly recommended for everybody studying social sciences wishing to brush up on their essay writing skills.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761972051
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/01/2001
Series:
Published in association with The Open University Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2What tutors look for when marking essays5
3What is a social science essay?17
4Matching the answer to the question25
5Stages of writing from preparation to final version32
6Writing introductions40
7Writing the main section48
8Writing conclusions70
9Referencing74
10Some common worries91
11Examples of student essays98

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