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: 9781847870896
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/03/2010
Series: SAGE Study Skills Series
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(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

Introduction: How to Use this Book
Learning and Writing at University
Answering the Essay Question
Planning Different Types of Essay
Acquiring Information
Assessing Information Critically
Managing Information
Citing Information
Paragraphing: the Introduction and Conclusion
Paragraphing: the Body of the Essay
Making it Flow
The Finishing Touches
Writing Exam Essays

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