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Overview

If one is to do well as a student and progress in a chosen career, the ability to express oneself clearly, concisely and persuasively in written form is a necessary skill. Students Must Write is a guide to better writing for students of all subjects. This edition provides straightforward advice on many key aspects of writing such as scholarly works, letters and applications, tests and short talks. The book also offers basic assistance in choosing and using words, writing for easy reading, punctuation and spelling. Robert Barrass also walks students through how to write a dissertation or short paper - from the use of numbers, tables and illustrations to support writing to citing sources and listing bibliographic details correctly.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415132220
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Series: Routledge Study Guides Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Judged by your writing 1
2 Four reasons for writing 9
3 How students should write 20
4 Answering questions in coursework 27
5 Thoughts into words 47
6 Using words 62
7 Using numbers, tables, and illustrations to complement your words 76
8 Helping your readers 89
9 Finding information 103
10 Answering questions in examinations 115
11 Writing a dissertation, extended essay, term paper or project report 126
12 Writing to others: letters and applications 143
13 Speaking for yourself 155
Appendix 1 Word processing 165
Appendix 2 Punctuation 172
Appendix 3 Spelling 179
Appendix 4 Further reading 186
Index 188
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