The Academic Essay: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Edit

The Academic Essay: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Edit

Paperback In-focus - a Studymates Series

By (author) Derek Soles, Edited by Dr. Graham Lawler

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  • Publisher: STUDYMATES
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 210mm x 10mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Abergele
  • ISBN 10: 1842850652
  • ISBN 13: 9781842850657
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 69,584

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This book is a step-by-step guide to all the stages of writing an academic essay. The first part deals with gathering, evaluating and organising information; the second how to write effective introductions and concluding paragraphs, and the final section how to revise and edit your work. Full of practical tips and advice gleaned from years of experience as a tutor on the receiving end of essays, this is essential reading for every student in full- or part-time education today.

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Derek Soles PHD, ( A Canadian national) is Associate Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, USA. He was awarded a medal by President Clinton for his contribution to the teaching English around the world. Derek shares his time between his academic pursuits in the USA and his other love, rock climbing in Canada.

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Good for uni, By Aisha V. Shawcross "boobah" (cambridge) This review is from: The Academic Essay: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Edit (In-Focus - a Studymates Series) (Paperback) This is a great flick through book. You don't have to read it cover to cover, just pick out what you need and when. It explained clearly and was easy to understand. I bought it for uni and it's been used lots of times. True to it's summary, By Helga (Paphos, Cyprus) This review is from: The Academic Essay: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Edit (In-Focus - a Studymates Series) (Paperback) The book is a real little "pocket-rocket" - the summary on the website was "too good to be true" Once I received the book it lived up to the expectation it created. Don't start your studies without this book. True value for money.

Table of contents

C1 Getting started C2 Researching your topic C3 How to make a plan C4 Analysing and interpreting information C5 Writing a clear and specific opening C6 Writing complete body paragraphs C7 Writing an explicit conclusion C8 Using cohesive ties between senetences and paragraphs C9 Avoiding errors in sentence grammar C10 Avoiding errors in sentence structure C11 Writing with style C12 Punctuating your sentences correctly C13 choosing the best words C14 Acknowleding your sources accurately and completely