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This accessible guide to writing academically is based on the author's many years of experience helping students to improve their writing and get ...Show synopsisThis accessible guide to writing academically is based on the author's many years of experience helping students to improve their writing and get better marks in assignments. The advice works because it uses real examples of students' work to explain what tutors look for, and shows you how to get there. New to this third edition: Increased coverage of plagiarism (and how to avoid it) How to show critical reflection and judgement Turning useful notes from lectures and readings into powerful written arguments Updated material on citations and references New examples of students' work Developing an academic 'voice' The book is packed with practical advice on how to read widely, search for reading materials, structure your writing and use language effectively. With plenty of dos and don'ts, this is a perfect guide for students studying at all levels. Dominic Wyse is Professor of Early Years and Primary Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.Hide synopsis
Praise for the First Edition: 'What a super little book this is. Like Eats, Shoots and Leaves, you pick it up thinking it's going to be dull and very soon you're engrossed...this pocket-sized book will be a boon to anyone writing essays, assignments, reports, research projects, dissertations, and theses' - Sara Bubb, in the Times Educational Supplement 'This book has something to offer almost every student, whether they are making their first attempt at academic writing or are accomplished writers who simply need the ...Show morePraise for the First Edition: 'What a super little book this is. Like Eats, Shoots and Leaves, you pick it up thinking it's going to be dull and very soon you're engrossed...this pocket-sized book will be a boon to anyone writing essays, assignments, reports, research projects, dissertations, and theses' - Sara Bubb, in the Times Educational Supplement 'This book has something to offer almost every student, whether they are making their first attempt at academic writing or are accomplished writers who simply need the occasional point of reference. I will certainly be recommending it to my undergraduates' - ESCalate 'This is a super book. I particularly like the small size which makes it easy for students to keep a copy close to hand at all times. It is well-paced in bite-size chunks with really useful, practical tips for the modern student. The 'Top Tips' are a terrific idea. It will be helpful to all students, not just those in Education disciplines' - Dr Mary Kellett, The Open University 'There are strong links to the writer's own experiences and this immediately means you relate to him, and also believe him! The Key Facts and Top Tips throughout each chapter are great.I wish I had read this at the start of my course! ' - Catherine Trew, Student Teacher 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: o an explanation of Master's level criteria, with an example of a student's work with tutorial feedback o more on selective use of the internet o more on the peer-review process, the importance of journals, and an explanation of journal rankings o a new section on defining key terms o additional advice on how to avoid plagiarism.The book also offers practical advice on: o reading widely o how to search for reading materials o carrying out small-scale research projects o structuring academic writing appropriately o improving punctuation, spelling grammar and use of language o presentation skills It is ideal reading for Foundation Degree and PGCE students, including those studying at Masters level, and all undergraduates on Education degree courses. Anyone wanting to improve their writing will find this book invaluable.Hide
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