Writing Essays For Dummies

Writing Essays For Dummies

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ISBN-13: 9780470742907
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Edition description: UK Edition
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 362,239
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 Grammar 131

Chapter 9: Penning the Perfect Paragraph 147

Chapter 10: Writing in the Academic Style 163

Part IV: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation 189

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 Touches 243

Chapter 15: Editing and Proofreading: It's All in the Detail 245

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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