Students Must Write: A Guide to Better Writing in Coursework and Examinations / Edition 3

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Students Must Write is a guide to better writing for students of all subjects. It may be read either as an alternative to a course on written communication or to complement such a course. Tutors who have recommended earlier editions to their students will find that this new edition continues to provide a straightforward introduction to the essentials of scholarly writing. Changes have not been made simply for the sake of change, but all chapters have been updated where necessary - especially in relation to the increasing importance of computers in retrieving information and in preparing coursework assignments.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415358255
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/27/2005
  • Series: Routledge Study Guides Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Barrass has many years’ experience of helping students on degree and diploma courses at the University of Sunderland to improve their writing and other key skills. His other highly successful books, also published by Routledge, include Writing at Work, Scientists Must Write and Study!

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Table of Contents

1 Judged by your writing 1
2 Four reasons for writing 11
3 How students should write 21
4 Answering questions in coursework 31
5 Thoughts into words 51
6 Using words 69
7 Using numbers, tables and illustrations 85
8 Helping your readers 101
9 Finding and using information 114
10 Answering questions in tests and examinations 135
11 Writing a dissertation, long essay, term paper, project report or thesis 152
12 Writing letters and applications 168
13 Your computer as an aid to writing 182
14 What is the point? : a quick guide to punctuation 193
15 Spelling check 203
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