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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.
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