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    Good Essay Writing: A Social Sciences Guide (Sage Study Skills) (Paperback) By (author) Wendy Maples, By (author) Peter Redman

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    DescriptionLecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Click on the above icon and receive your e-inspection copy today! Writing good essays can be a real challenge. If you need a helping hand (or simply want to improve your technique) this book sets out proven approaches and techniques which can help everyone write good essays. Extensively revised and updated, this 4th edition includes new material such as: * A chapter on essay planning, focusing on literature searching (using online materials), note-taking and formulating an argument * A comparison of essay writing to exam writing * The use of academic language, vocabulary and register, and its 'accuracy and appropriateness' * A new Companion Website providing additional activities, downloads and resources. The authors focus on answering key questions you will face when preparing essays - What do tutors look for when marking my essay? What kind of skills do I need as I progress through my course? How can I avoid inadvertent plagiarism? What are the protocols for referencing? Encapsulated in easy to digest summaries, this edition shows you how to approach different types of essay questions, addresses common worries, and provides extensive use of worked examples including complete essays which are fully analysed and discussed. Visit the Companion Website at www.uk.sagepub.com/redman/ for a range of free support materials! Good Essay Writing is highly recommended for anyone studying social sciences who wants to brush up on their essay writing skills and achieve excellent grades.


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    Title
    Good Essay Writing
    Subtitle
    A Social Sciences Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wendy Maples, By (author) Peter Redman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857023711
    ISBN 10: 0857023713
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.1T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: CBW
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JH
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 340
    DC22: 808/.042
    BISAC V2.8: EDU028000, EDU029040
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 808.0663
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17410
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: EDU029080
    LC classification: PE1471 .R43 2011
    Sage Categories:
    Thema V1.0: CBW, JH
    Edition
    4, Revised
    Edition statement
    4th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    figures
    Publisher
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    09 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Peter Redman has been teaching social sciences at the Open University for over 15 years. During this time he has worked closely with numerous students helping them reflect on and improve their writing skills. He is currently a Lecturer in Sociology.
    Table of contents
    Introduction What Is a Social Science Essay? Stages of Writing, from Preparation to Final Version Matching the Answer to the Question Reading, Note-Taking and Literature Searches Thinking Critically and Formulating an Argument Writing Introductions Writing the Main Section Writing Conclusions Referencing Some Common Worries What Tutors Look for When Marking Essays Examples of Student Essays