Just Write: An Easy-to-Use Guide to Writing at University

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Whether you're new to university, or starting a postgraduate course, the world of academia is a special place. It seems to have an alien language of its own. Then you have to write something, the deadline's set and the work's looming there, like a mountain you have to climb.

Well, this is a mountaineer's toolkit. This basic, short guide to making the transition to writing at college or university will provide undergraduates with the basic skills they need to write in an effective academic style. Drawing on their work helping a wide variety of students in all disciplines, the authors demystify the academic writing process that many students find daunting. By understanding exactly what obstacles students face when approaching writing at university, they offer proven advice that is simple, uncomplicated and easily achievable.

Just Write: An easy-to-use guide to Writing at University helps students over the main hurdles: Overcoming your apprehension - then making sure you know exactly what you're supposed to do. Planning your reading - which doesn't mean spending days in the library reading thousands of words; it means managing your time and keeping your focus, helping you get the material that needs to be in your work. Getting organized - you're ready to write the first draft, take a break, and finally come back and edit it.

At each stage, this book helps you to concentrate on what's important and stops you worrying about things you still have to do or you think you may have missed. It's jargon-free and it helps students at all levels of higher education to write clearly and persuasively, expressing both opinions and findings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415396776
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Series: Routledge Study Guides
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Kirton and Kathleen McMillan are at the University of Dundee, UK.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. No Problem 2. What’s It All About? 3. Read Right, Write Right 4. Creating a Plan 5. Joined-Up Writing 6. Style and Impact 7. Style and Convention 8. Making it Better. Conclusion

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