The Good Writing Guide for Education Students / Edition 2

The Good Writing Guide for Education Students / Edition 2

by Dominic Wyse
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412948592

ISBN-13: 9781412948593

Pub. Date: 10/18/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Whether you are returning to studying after a break, or need help adjusting your writing skills to meet the needs of your Education course, this practical, down-to-earth guide will help you improve your literacy skills. Aimed specifically at students on Education courses, this book uses examples of students' work to highlight common problems, and provides guidance on

Overview

Whether you are returning to studying after a break, or need help adjusting your writing skills to meet the needs of your Education course, this practical, down-to-earth guide will help you improve your literacy skills. Aimed specifically at students on Education courses, this book uses examples of students' work to highlight common problems, and provides guidance on how to improve. There are handy lists of 'Dos and Don'ts' and lots of examples.

In this new edition you will find: an explanation of Master's level criteria, with an example of a student's work with tutorial-feedback, more on selective use of the internet, more on the peer-review process, the importance of journals, and an explanation of journal rankings, a new section on defining key terms, additional advice on how to avoid plagiarism.

The book also offers practical advice on: reading widely; how to search for reading materials; carrying out small-scale research projects; structuring academic writing appropriately; improving punctuation, spelling, grammar and use of language; presentation skills. It is ideal reading for Foundation Degree and PGCE students, including those studying at Master's level, and all undergraduates on Education degree courses. Anyone wanting to improve their writing will find this book invaluable.

About the Author:
Dominic Wyse is Senior Lecturer in Primary and Early Years Education at the University of Cambridge

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412948593
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/18/2007
Series:
Sage Study Skills Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


About the Author     vii
Acknowledgements     viii
Foreword     ix
How to Use this Book     xi
Reading and Thinking     1
Reading Widely     3
Where to start your reading
Journals
Books
Dos and don'ts
Searching for Reading Materials     15
The British Educational Index
Reading and recording
Dos and don'ts
Referencing     35
How to cite and reference
Endnote
Dos and don'ts
Planning     53
Student example
Dos and don'ts
Small-Scale Research Projects     66
Ethics
Student example
Dos and don'ts
Writing     85
Structuring Your Writing     87
Subheadings and sections
Writing a research report
A suggested structure for a dissertation or research report
Student example
Dos and don'ts
Grammar     105
Student example
Grammar check on the word processor
More common pitfalls
Dos and don'ts
Punctuation     118
Student examples
Dos and don'ts
Spelling     129
Examples of spelling problems
The problems with homophones
How to improve your spelling
Dos and don'ts
Presentation and Proofreading     140
Handwriting
Presentations
Proofreading
Dos and don'ts
Assessment and Learning from Feedback     151
Assessment example
Assessment atMaster's degree level
Feedback happens to us all
Dos and don'ts
Glossary     169
References     174
Index     175

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