How to Write an Assignment: Proven Techniques for Producing Essays, Reports and Dissertations That Succeed

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This practical guide, written by a chief examiner, gives you the tools and planning techniques for making light work of assignments, essays, reports and dissertations. It covers: - Thoroughly understanding the title, question or brief - Choosing the right format for your assignment - Producing an outline plan Reseaching and taking notes - Drafting the structure and improving your style - Presenting the final assignment Examples and mini case studies show the difference between good and bad practice. ...

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How To Write An Assignment: Proven techniques for producing essays, reports and dissertations that succeed

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Overview

This practical guide, written by a chief examiner, gives you the tools and planning techniques for making light work of assignments, essays, reports and dissertations. It covers: - Thoroughly understanding the title, question or brief - Choosing the right format for your assignment - Producing an outline plan Reseaching and taking notes - Drafting the structure and improving your style - Presenting the final assignment Examples and mini case studies show the difference between good and bad practice. Self-evaluation exercises ensure you stay on the right track.

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... contains everything you need to know to write an assignment, from how to unpack a hypothesis to referencing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845284411
  • Publisher: How To Books
  • Publication date: 4/15/2011
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 102
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Pauline Smith, an experienced teacher, chief examiner and Open Univeristy tutor, was Head of Continuing Professional Development at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Senior Education Adviser with the Department for Education and Skills (DFES). She is now an independent consultant.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
1. What is an assignment?
2. Making the right start
3. Analysing the title question or brief
4. How to plan and take notes
5. Drafting the structure
6. Improving your style
7. Presenting your final assignment
8. Improving through reflection
9. Where are you now?
Glosssary
Further reading
Index.

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