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Essay Writing Skills : Essential Techniques to Gain Top Marks

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Writing essays is a major part of many further education courses. In coursework assignments, dissertations and exams, a well-written essay can make the difference between a pass and a fail. "Essay Writing Skills" offers practical and proven ways to maximise your success in all aspects of essay writing. From planning your first essay to assessing primary and secondary sources, it will help you to write in a systematic way that presents a convincing and academically sound argument. A comprehensive guide, it provides guidance and advice on good research techniques, grammar and accuracy, creating an essay plan and correctly citing your sources. It also includes a range of real life example essays and insider knowledge on how your essays are assessed, "Essay Writing Skills" is an indispensible source of advice, making the writing process clear and manageable to help you improve the quality of your written work.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 166 x 238 x 10mm | 258.55g
  • Kogan Page Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0749463910
  • 9780749463915
  • 272,514

About Patrick Forsyth

Jacqueline Connelly has a wealth of experience of universities, including holding senior managerial posts at both Lancaster and Kent Universities. Patrick Forsyth is a consultant, trainer and writer. Mark Connelly, who wrote the foreword and contributed to the book is an author and a lecturer in Modern History at Kent University.show more

Table of contents

Chapter - 01: The introduction: making a good start Chapter - 02: The central content Chapter - 03: Referencing Chapter - 04: An appropriate conclusion Chapter - 05: Writing essays in examinations Chapter - 06: The purpose and form of a dissertation Section - SEVEN: Example essays and the art of learning from experience Chapter - 01: What your lecturer wants Chapter - 02: A checklist Chapter - 03: The nature of the examples Chapter - 04: An example of guidelines Chapter - 05: Examples Chapter - 06: Dealing with criticism Chapter - 07: A helping hand Chapter - 08: Top tips Section - EIGHT: Looking ahead Chapter - 01: The immediate benefitsChapter - 02: The wider world Chapter - 03: Areas of change Chapter - 04: Skills with ongoing benefit Chapter - 05: Applications in finding work and beyond Chapter - 06: Written communication in the workplace Chapter - 07: Ongoing development Section - SIX: The structure and detail of an essayChapter - 02: When it all goes wrong Chapter - 01: A systematic approach Section - FIVE: Preparing and writing Chapter - 06: Using essay banks Chapter - 05: Making notes Chapter - 04: Developing your academic skills Chapter - 03: Gathering material and using bibliographies Chapter - 02: Understanding the essay title Chapter - 01: Deciding which topic to write on Section - FOUR: Researching the content Chapter - 03: If your first language is not English Chapter - 02: Detail that makes for good writing Chapter - 01: Using clear language Section - THREE: The foundation for success Chapter - 04: Developing your academic skills through essay writing Chapter - 03: The essay as assessed coursework Chapter - 02: Essay conventionsChapter - 01: What is an essay?Section - TWO: The academic essay: its nature and roleChapter - 03: How to use this bookChapter - 02: Future realitiesChapter - 01: New realitiesSection - ONE: Introduction: destination graduationshow more