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Writing for University,9780230291201

Writing for University

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ISBN13:

9780230291201

ISBN10:
0230291201
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/15/2011
Publisher(s):
Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

This concise, handy guide demystifies academic writing, providing students with real insight into writing well at university. Direct and practical advice allows students to gain the confidence, knowledge and tools to hit the ground running from their first year of study. Well-presented, featuring lively illustrations.

Author Biography

Jeanne Godfrey has taught and managed in universities for twenty years and set up one of the first academic writing centres in the UK. She is the author of Writing for University, Reading and Making Notes and How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays.

Table of Contents

Introduction
10 Myths About Writing at University
PART 1: WHAT GOOD WRITING LOOKS LIKE
Key Features of Writing at University
PART 2: WHAT YOUR LECTURERS ARE LOOKING FOR
Why Your Tutors Ask You to Write Assignments
Knowing Your Assessment Criteria
PART 3: DIFFERENT HORSES FOR DIFFERENT COURSES
Difference Between Disciplines
Difference Between Lecturers
Difference Between Writing Functions
PART 4: THE HEART OF THE MATTER
Write as Part of a Process
Think and Write Critically
Use Your Sources Effectively
Let Your Own Voice Shine Through
PART 5: WRITE FOR YOUR READER
The Reader/Writer Relationship
Have a Clear Structure
Have a Clear Style
Use Words Precisely
PART 6: WORK LIKE AN EXPERT
Redraft and Edit
Proof Read and Check
PART 7: MAKE YOUR NEXT ESSAY BETTER
Make the Most of Feedback
Appendix
Glossary
Index


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