Essay Writing: A Student's Guide

Essay Writing: A Student's Guide

by MunLing Shields


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Essay Writing offers both staff and students a solid reference for one of the main methods used for assessing knowledge and understanding – the written essay.  In contextualizing essay writing within the larger university experience – communication, the academic culture, different learning styles and approaches and learning and teaching at university, this book helps students to study more independently, learn more meaningfully and to write first-class essays.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847870902
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/03/2010
Series: SAGE Study Skills Series
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mun Ling Shields is currently Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and International Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. She has extensive experience of teaching personal development and study skills and supporting students with their writing in a wide range of subjects.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Book Overview ix

Introduction: How to Use this Book 1

1 Learning and Writing at University 5

2 Answering the Essay Question 29

3 Planning Different Types of Essay 44

4 Acquiring Information 60

5 Assessing Information Critically 77

6 Managing Information 97

7 Citing Information 114

8 Paragraphing: the Introduction and Conclusion 130

9 Paragraphing: the Body of the Essay 144

10 Making it Flow 164

11 The Finishing Touches 178

12 Writing Exam Essays 203

Conclusion 213

Concise Grammar Glossary 215

Bibliography 219

Index 221

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