Brilliant Writing Tips for Students

Brilliant Writing Tips for Students

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With tips on punctuation, style, grammar and essay structure, this handy guide provides succinct and practical guidance on students' most common areas of concern in their written work. Each tip is supplemented by authentic examples of student writing; suggested re-writes; and appropriate self-help exercises.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 106 x 136 x 8mm | 81.65g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2009
  • biography
  • 0230220029
  • 9780230220027
  • 95,282

About Julia Copus

JULIA COPUShas taught academic and creative writing throughout the UK, and is an Advisory Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund, an Honorary Fellow of Exeter University and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is also an award-winning poet.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- PART I: PUNCTUATION.- Full Stop or Comma?.- The Comma.- The Colon.- The Semicolon.- The Apostrophe.- PART II: SENTENCE STRUCTURE.- What Makes a Sentence a Sentence?.- The Secret of Clear Sentences.- PART III: PARAGRAPH STRUCTURE.- How to Build a Paragraph.- Using Topic Sentences to Define your Paragraphs.- PART IV: STYLE.- Maintaining Clarity in Longer Sentences.- Parallel Sentence Structure.- Placing Key Concepts at the End of a Sentence.- Beware of Overusing Abstract Nouns.- Can I Use the First Person ('I')?.- PART V: AT A GLANCE.- How to Improve your Writing Style - a Checklist.- Useful Phrases for Essay Writing.- Index.show more

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