Writing Essays For Dummies

Writing Essays For Dummies

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Writing Essays For Dummies by Mary Page, Carrie Winstanley PhD

Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Areyou left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walksyou through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping youdevelop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. Fromidentifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing yourresearch skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, andreferencing correctly, Writing Essays For Dummies shows youhow to stay on top of each stage of the essay-writing process, tohelp you produce a well-crafted and confident final document.

Writing Essays For Dummies covers:

Part I: Navigating a World of Information 
Chapter 1: Mapping Your Way: Starting to Write Essays
Chapter 2: Identifying the essay type

Part II: Researching, Recording and Reformulating
Chapter 3: Eyes Down: Academic reading 
Chapter 4: Researching Online
Chapter 5: Note-taking and Organising your Material 
Chapter 6: AvoidingPlagiarism                                                             

Part III: Putting Pen to Paper  
Chapter 7: Writing as a process  
Chapter 8: Getting Going and KeepingGoing                                          

Part IV: Mastering Language andStyle     
Chapter 9: Writing with Confidence
Chapter 10: Penning the PerfectParagraph        
Chapter 11: Finding YourVoice                                                                

Part V: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation
Chapter 12: Preparing the Aperitif: TheIntroduction   
Chapter 13: Serving the Main Course: The Essay’sBody               
Chapter 14: Dishing up Dessert: TheConclusion                            
Chapter 15: Acknowledging Sources ofInformation                                 

Part VI: Finishing with a Flourish: The FinalTouches
Chapter 16: It’s all in thedetail                              
Chapter 17: Perfecting YourPresentation           
Chapter 18: Theafterglow                                     

Part VII: Part of Tens   
Chapter 19: Ten Tips to Avoid Things GoingWrong   
Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Make Your Essay Stand Out

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470742907
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Edition description: UK Edition
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 296,693
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mary Page teaches English for Academic Purposes and essay-writing skills at the University of Southampton.Dr Carrie Winstanley is a Principal lecturer in Education at Roehampton University. Carrie was recently named one of the Top 50 university teachers in the UK by the Higher Education Academy.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Navigating a World of Information 7

Chapter 1: Mapping Your Way: Starting to Write Essays 9

Chapter 2: Getting Going and Keeping Going 27

Chapter 3: Working Out the Essay Type 45

Part II: Researching, Recording and Reformulating 63

Chapter 4: Eyes Down: Academic Reading 65

Chapter 5: Researching Online 85

Chapter 6: Note Taking and Organising Your Material 97

Chapter 7: Avoiding Plagiarism 115

Part III: Mastering Language and Style 129

Chapter 8: Writing with Confidence: Brushing Up Your Grammar131

Chapter 9: Penning the Perfect Paragraph 147

Chapter 10: Writing in the Academic Style 163

Part IV: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation189

Chapter 11: Preparing the Aperitif: The Introduction 191

Chapter 12: Serving the Main Course: The Essay's Body 201

Chapter 13: Dishing Up Dessert: The Conclusion 215

Chapter 14: Acknowledging Sources of Information 227

Part V: Finishing with a Flourish: The Final Touches243

Chapter 15: Editing and Proofreading: It's All in the Detail245

Chapter 16: Perfecting Your Presentation 259

Chapter 17 : Moving On: Results and Feedback 269

Part VI: The Part of Tens 279

Chapter 18: Ten Troubleshooting Tips 281

Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Writing Essays in Exams 289

Index 301

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